Avatar Sinks Titanic in Worldwide Gross
JAN 27, 2010 - It's official: Avatar has surpassed Titanic to become the worldwide highest-grossing movie ever. Its worldwide total stands US$1.859 billion, compared to Titanic's US$1.843 billion.
Avatar's gross on Monday (Jan 25, 2010) was US$3.2 million in North America and an estimated US$16.9 million in foreign ticket sales.
Here is the Top Five worldwide movies, in terms of rank, (studio), worldwide gross in USD million, and (year of release).
1 Avatar (Fox) $1,858.9 (2009)
2 Titanic (Paramount) $1,843.2 (1997)
3 Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (NL) $1,119.1 (2003)
4 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (BV) $1,066.2 (2006)
5 The Dark Knight (WB) $1,001.9 (2008)