With the increase in ticket prices, I guess it was only a matter of time before the record was broken but I've always thought that "bums on seats" would be a better way to gauge the popularity of a movie. I realise that the studios want, and need, to know how much money their movies make and so this will probably always be the way the record is achieved.
I just think it should be possible to take the money AND count the customers at the box office !
James Cameron has now written and directed the two top worldwide grossing movies in history. Avatar and Titanic have, to date, grossed a mind boggling $3,682m with seemingly plenty more to come.
But amazing as the stats for Avatar may be, one fact stands out above all others.
I've not seen it !
UPDATE : Avatar officially overtakes Titanic as the highest grossing movie of all time.