James Cameron’s Avatar has knocked the reigning champ off of the top of the box office mountain, and the felled opponent is a film by…James Cameron. Yesterday, Avatar passed 1997’s Titanic to become the highest grossing film of all time worldwide, earning $1.859 billion globally to Titanic‘s $1.843 billion.
Why the big, fat asterisk in the title of this post? Well, once you factor in inflation, Avatar‘s crown gets a little murkier. Throw in increases in ticket prices over the years and the additional premium commanded by 3D showings, and the REAL all-time box office champ becomes a subject open to debate. The fact remains, however, that Avatar has once again made James Cameron the king of the world—the film is projected to earn about $920 million in profit before Cameron’s share of the earnings.
Insiders, have you seen Avatar? If so, what did you think? Given the film’s earnings, perhaps the better question is: how many times have some of you seen it?
[via The Wrap]