Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Avatar Sinks Titanic

At only $5m short of the record, by the time most people read this, Avatar will have become the highest worldwide grossing movie of all time, surpassing the staggering $1,843.2m set by Titanic 13 years ago.

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.


rhymeswithplague said...

Nor have I.

Juanita said...

Avatar is NOT on my "bucket list".

Yorkshire Pudding said...

What's the picture mate? Is it Daphne after a night on the razz at the hotel Joseph? She's even mislaid her specs!

ruth said...

The most amazing fact is that you may not have seen Avatar but Daphne, who rarely sits through a film let alone goes to the cinema, has!

Jo said...

I have seen it... it is well worth it, 3D makes it amazing!

Daphne said...

I've seen it! I've seen it! I thought it might not be my kind of thing - - but I loved it. It should definitely be seen in 3D and at a cinema, though.

Beryl Ament said...

Visually, absolutely incredible. But just because you can,it doesn't mean you should.I (and the group I went with) think it is too long, a little preachy and that plot took backseat to special effects. But that said,it is well worth seeing.

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