Sunday, January 10, 2010

"Avatar" Continues To Dominate

James Cameron's "Avatar" has topped the box office for the fourth weekend in a row with a total domestic profit of around $429 million and a world-wide gross of over $1 billion. The film is the highest-profiting movie of 2009 surpassing Michael Bay's "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" which held the record previously.

This places "Avatar" at the number-two spot of the highest grossing movies of all-time bumping down the previous holder of the silver spot, "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King." The 3-D phenomenon is just around $700 million below capturing the number-one spot held by "Titanic." This means that James Cameron is arguably the most successful director in the world now that his films hold the top two spots.

"Avatar" is also only the fifth movie to surpass the $1 billion mark among the likes of "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" and "The Dark Knight."

And as an added note, I once predicted that the HFPA would crown "The Hurt Locker" with Best Drama at the Golden Globes, but the tides have changed. There's no way that the HFPA will skip over honoring the ever-accelerating "Avatar."

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