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05 January 2010 @ 01:07 am
AVATAR CHASING TITANIC..  

Propelled by enthusiastic word of mouth and repeat business unrivaled since Titanic, Avatar crossed the $1-billion mark in just its third week at the worldwide box office. Over the New Year's weekend, it brought in an estimated $68.3 million at the domestic box office to bring its North American total to $352.11 million after 17 days. IMAX screenings accounted for $66.4 million of that total, easily setting a record for the ultra-widescreen format. The movie already ranks No. 4 on the list of all-time box-office champs, behind Titanic ($1.84 billion), Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ($1.12 billion, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest ($1.07 billion). Even with Avatar out of the picture, the box office performed remarkably well.









HOW DO YOU GUYS FEEL ABOUT TITANIC/LOTR POSSIBLY BEING KNOCKED OFF THE TOP SPOT? I'M NOT MAD.
It's funny too, considering both would Cameron movies. It's just...been there SO LONG i feel sort of attached to it.

ALSO HI NEW MEMBERS ICU lets get more people to drink the koolaid!!
 
 
 
.ryuugazaki on January 5th, 2010 07:50 am (UTC)
even as a LOTR stan I wouldn't mind at all...I still have lingering doubts about it topping Titanic, but after doing some approximate math it's actually very possible at this point.

A friend who saw the film with me last night said that even though the story was recycled, Avatar will actually be very "fresh" on kids'/tweens' minds and be THEIR epic film (As most aren't fully aware of what already came before/are similar). So it will still be like how the LOTR trilogy was for most of us when we were in a similar stage.
zccajj: Zoe&Samzccajj on January 5th, 2010 01:53 pm (UTC)
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nojesustolemybike on January 5th, 2010 06:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah. The recycled story argument isn't invalid or anything .. But I think it doesn't matter to a lot of movie goers
astrolatrieastrolatrie on January 5th, 2010 08:09 pm (UTC)
I was never a big Titanic fan, but I was a huuuuge LotR fan. It doesn't need to be on any list for me to remember how much the series meant to me.

I am going to go see Avatar again tomorrow, on the big IMAX in Lincoln Square (I kinda feel cheated since the first IMAX I saw it in was a small screen). This is the only movie aside from the LotR movies I've seen more than once in the theater, so it feels like a good successor to me, personally.