There wasn’t even any doubt that it could.
James Cameron’s CGI movie Avatar has officially surpassed his own movie Titanic as the highest grossing movie of all time.
In the US domestic market Avatar reached a record $601,141,551 47 days after it was released in theaters. The take easily surpassed the $600,788,188 that Titanic earned for its whole run in the theaters.
The money shoveling also continued in the international market. Avatar has already surpassed Titanic’s worldwide take of $1,242,413,080. Avatar has earned an astonishing $1,446,989,293. It even achieved the record in far less time than Titanic, which, anyway you look at it, is just phenomenal. The total worldwide take Avatar is now pegged at $2,048,130,844, which leaves Titanic’s total take of $1,843,201,268 in the dust. Amazing, really.
I guess this means we’ll be treated to more of Cameron’s “I’m the king of the world!” arrogance this year.