Avatar: Fastest Film To Hit A Billion

January 5, 2010 by  
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avatar_posterAvatar has become the fastest film in cinema history to take a billion dollars at the box office, doing do in 17 days.

The sci-fi epic which stars Sam Worthington and Sigourney Weaver has taken $350million (£217million) in the US alone with a further $670 million (£425million) in worldwide box office receipts.

British cinema goers spent £8.5million going to see the film, which opened just before the busy Christmas period.

This makes it the fourth highest grossing film of all time, behind Titanic (£1.1billion), Lord Of The Rings: Return of The King (£695million) and Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (£664million).

Dances With Wolves vs. Fern Gully in space in 3D? Doesn’t sound great on paper but it sure is a spectacle.

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