Sci/Tech ‘Avatar’ reaches $1 billion worldwide

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LOS ANGELES - James Cameron’s science-fiction epic “Avatar” had another stellar weekend with $68.3 million domestically, shooting past $1 billion worldwide, only the fifth movie ever to hit that mark.

No. 1 for the third-straight weekend, 20th Century Fox’s “Avatar” raised its domestic total to $352.1 million after just 17 days. The film added $133 million overseas to lift its international haul to $670 million, for a worldwide gross of $1.02 billion.

“Avatar” opened two weekends earlier with $77 million, a strong start but far below dozens of other blockbusters that debuted as high as $158 million. But business for other blockbusters usually tumbles in following weekends, while “Avatar” revenues barely dropped over the busy Christmas and New Year’s weekends.

 
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Romek

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"It's the most expensive film ever made" worked as a form of advertising for them, really.
I'm sure many people who wouldn't otherwise be interested in a blue monkey only went to see the film because it was apparently so expensive to make. Fortunately, those people probably weren't disappointed by the visuals. :)
 

ElderKingpin

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this isnt news :p. It still doesnt count yet. It costed 50 million more to make then Dark Knight. Dark Knight still beat it in net revenue.
 

sqrage

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We're discussing gross, not net. Gross is a better judge of popularity, if not profit.
Then you gotta consider that the 3D ticket costs more than the normal 2D ticket, and most of Avatar's sales were of the 3D version.
 

Romek

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> We're discussing gross, not net. Gross is a better judge of popularity, if not profit.
I doubt it makes any difference whatsoever which you're using to judge the popularity.
As long as you're using the same value for the movies you're comparing too.
 

Varine

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Then you gotta consider that the 3D ticket costs more than the normal 2D ticket, and most of Avatar's sales were of the 3D version.
But take into account how much this nifty 3D glasses cost to make.
 
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