James Cameron’s Avatar is now officially the second-highest grossing film worldwide of all time. What makes this even more impressive is the fact that it comes in just the movies 20th day at the box office.
In the United States, the movie has now grossed a staggering $374.4 million, sending it to number 12 on the all-time US box office listings. Spiderman 2 now holds the unlucky for some 13th spot with $373.6 million.
It’s on the international seen though that Avatar is really cruising, having earned a whopping $760.9 million. This brings the movie’s combined total to $1,135,383,229, which surpasses The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King at $1,119,110,941.
Only one movie remains in Avatar’s way to be crowned the biggest global blockbuster of them all. That movie is James Cameron’s own Titanic, which earned $1,842,879,955. So still a long way to go then but with momentum behind it and no clear competitor on the horizon the movie can and should pass $1.5bn and potentially wrestle the crown from the big boat.