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Avatar will become the #2 grossing movie all time (worldwide)

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by theogt, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    It's #4 right now and will likely end up #2 all time, behind of course Titanic, another James Cameron movie.

    Whether you like either movie or not, that's a pretty amazing feat James Cameron, I think. The guy has the Midas touch.

    This probably didn't deserve its own thread, but I just couldn't believe it had already reached $1 billion in three weeks.
     
  2. Rampage

    Rampage Benched

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    I thought the movie was cool looking but sucked.
     
  3. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    Agreed (though I'm not sure I'd go as far as to say it sucked).

    And I'm not sure now it'll stop at #2. Next weekend will be a major indicator without a holiday. It's on an incredible pace, and this is January, which is just about the worst month for movies there is. Titanic feasted on weak releases for 2 months after it came out in December. Plus, Avatar gets a tremendous boost (25%+ perhaps) from higher cost of 3D/Imax showings, which is the only way to see it in many theaters.
     
  4. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    He wrote and directed The Terminator and Aliens too. The guy is quite talented.

    Thats your opinion and your opinion sucks. ;)
     
  5. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    Didn't the Dark Knight pass titanic?

    edit: never mind i was way wrong lol

    http://www.imdb.com/boxoffice/alltimegross?region=world-wide
     
  6. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

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    Didn't Cameron do Aquaman too?
     
  7. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Nah, that was this guy! :laugh2:

    [​IMG]
     
  8. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Cameron was the director in those episodes.
     
  9. baj1dallas

    baj1dallas New Member

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    I thought it was great on IMAX. Who needs great character development or a convoluted plot when there are things blowing up every 5 seconds? Best movie I've seen in the theater in years. Perhaps the only good movie I've seen in the theater in years. Have no intention of ever watching it again however.
     
  10. jimmy40

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    What's #1 in ticket sales instead on money?
     
  11. trickblue

    trickblue Not Old School...Old Testament...

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    Saw it today... very stylish but over rated...

    It's basically "Dances With Wolves" using CGI... seriously...

    Don't get me wrong, it was good, just not one of the greats of all times...
     
  12. Mavs Man

    Mavs Man All outta bubble gum

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    Yes, I've definitely been keeping an eye on it and it is gobbling up the foreign box office like it's Thanksgiving. It should be #2 all-time worldwide by next weekend and over $500 million domestic by the time the theater run is through. We'll see how it does domestically now that the holidays are through, but after the Oscar season (it will get a bunch of nominations) it could pass The Dark Knight's domestic run and sit at #2 in the North American box office.
     
  13. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    Gone with the Wind
     
  14. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    I would have never guessed that but I've never seen it either.
     
  15. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    i read yesterday that it in fact reached #1
     
  16. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Well-Known Member

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    I'll wait for the Blu-Ray. :)
     
  17. Mavs Man

    Mavs Man All outta bubble gum

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    This thread needs to be adjusted. At it's current hold rate week-to-week, it will be the #1 movie worldwide in 2-3 weeks, and pass Titanic domestically by mid-February. We're talking over $2 billion worldwide and maybe $700 million plus in North American by the time it is all over. The money this movie is taking in is unreal.
     
  18. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    I can't believe it made 42.8 million in its 5th weekend.

    By comparison, TDK may about 15 million in its 5th weekend.

    Bizarre.
     
  19. Mavs Man

    Mavs Man All outta bubble gum

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    It's nuts. Ever since the opening weekend it has been catching up with TDK in fastest to $200M, $300M, $400M, etc. When you look at the all-time 1st, 2nd, 3rd... weekends domestically, the list looks like this:

    The Dark Knight, Avatar, Avatar, Avatar, Avatar, Titanic, Titanic, Titanic, ...

    I have to hand it to him. Apparently James Cameron really is king of the world.
     
  20. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    IMO, Avatar is a better movie than TDK. While I thought TDK was good, I thought 90% of it's overblown hype was the fact that Heath Ledger had died.
     

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