Avatar is biggest worldwide release ever

MUMBAI: Sources at Twentieth Century Fox have confirmed that Avatar had overtaken James Cameron‘s earlier film Titanic to become the biggest worldwide release of all time.

By the end of Monday, the film reached $1.859 billion overtaking Titanic‘s $1.843billion mark.

The next target that the film aims to achieve now is to become the first release ever to cross $2 billion. The international running total stands at $1.303 billion while that of the US has reached $554.9 million.

The global theatrical run continues in 122 countries around the world on more than 16,000 screens. Approximately 72 per cent of the global box-office or $1.35 billion has come from 3D screens.

In a statement a Fox spokesperson said, "We are deeply gratified that so many millions of people around the globe have embraced Avatar. The success, results from the efforts of literally thousands of people, who, over the course of several years, worked to bring James Cameron‘s vision of Pandora to life."

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