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AVATAR goes thru $2 Billion in box office receipts after 7 weeks….

“Avatar” passed the $2 billion mark in world-wide grosses and remained number one at the weekend box office for the seventh straight week.

Today, after just 45 days of release, the Fox sci-fi epic reached $2.039 billion in world-wide grosses, pushing its record mark still higher, according to early estimates from Hollywood.com.

“Avatar” took in $30 million this weekend and has now grossed $594,472,387 domestically and is on track to topple “Titanic” ($600.8 million) as the top grossing domestic film in history.

“Edge of Darkness” (Warner Bros.), the new thriller starring Mel Gibson, finished second at this weekend’s box office with $17.1 million.

“When in Rome” (Disney), a comedy with Kristen Bell that was panned by critics, placed third with $12.1 million.

Paul Dergarabedian, president of the box-office division of Hollywood.com, said via email that “Avatar’s” $2 billion-plus world-wide gross was “formerly unthinkable.” He predicted that “Avatar” would surpass “Titanic’s” domestic gross record later in the week.

For a chart looking at all-time box office rankings adjusted for inflation, go here.

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January 31, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Computers, Entertainment, Fiction, Media, Movies, Other Things, Updates | , | Leave a comment

AVATAR will probably be the highest grossing movie……EVER……..

“Avatar,” James Cameron’s sci-fi blockbuster, finished on top of the weekend box office and is now poised to pass “Titanic” in the ticket sales record books, domestically and globally.

According to early box office figures from Hollywood.com, “Avatar” (Fox) took in $36 million over the weekend to push its domestic gross to $552,797,418. It is currently in second place on the all-time domestic gross list, behind “Titanic,” which has taken in $600.8 million domestically.

“Avatar” is even closer to passing “Titanic” in world-wide box office grosses. As of this weekend, it has earned $1.841 billion world-wide, just behind “Titanic’s” $1.843 billion world-wide total. That means “Avatar” will almost certainly pass “Titanic” this week.

Fox is owned by News Corp. which publishes the Wall Street Journal.

Fox does it again…..First Cable News…now this……

January 24, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Family, Fiction, Media, Movies, Updates | , , | Leave a comment

AVATAR Rules!!!!…….Worldwide Box office breaks $1Billion……in Three weeks!

…….AVATAR is still a long way from breaking a profit since the movie cost a whopping $280 million to produce, $150 Million for worldwide marketing and distribution…..since the studio loop off almost 505 of the gross and the theatre’s get their take…the movie has probably only stared to show a small profit for its producers……20th Century Fox, Dune Entertainment and Ingenious Film Partners……

The movie is doing better outside the United States than in…..”Avatar” is already the highest-grossing film of all time in Russia, the fourth highest in Spain and Australia, and the second-biggest U.S. movie ever in France, India and South Korea. It opens on Monday in China, an increasingly lucrative market for effects-laden tent-pole films, and on Jan. 15 in Italy.

Here’s the numbers for the top ten movies in the domestic box offices……..

1. “Avatar” (Fox/Dune/Ingenious): $68.3 million, down 10%. Domestic total: $352.1 million. Foreign total: $670.2 million.

2. “Sherlock Holmes” (Warner Bros./Village Roadshow): $38.4 million, down 38%. Domestic total: $140.7 million. Foreign total: $88.3 million

3. “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel” (Fox/New Regency): $36.6 million, down 25%. Domestic total: $157.4 million. Foreign total: $99.1 million.

4. “It’s Complicated” (Universal/Relativity): $18.7 million, down 15%. Domestic total: $59.1 million. Foreign total: $13.8 million.

5. “The Blind Side” (Warner Bros./Alcon): $12.7 million, up 10%. Domestic total: $209.1 million.

6. “Up in the Air” (Paramount/Montecito): $11.4 million, up 1%. Domestic total: $45 million.

7. “The Princess and the Frog” (Disney): $10 million, up 11%. Domestic total: $86.1 million.

8. “Did You Hear About the Morgans?” (Sony/Relativity): $5.2 million, up 4%. Domestic total: $25.6 million.

9. “Nine” (The Weinstein Co./Relativity): $4.3 million, down 22%. Domestic total: $14 million.

10. “Invictus” (Warner Bros./Spyglass): $4.1 million, up 2%. Domestic total: $30.8 million.

January 3, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Family, Fiction, Media, Men, Military, Movies, Music, Travel, Updates, Women | , , , , | Leave a comment