Avatar ranks second in the all time box-office chart – overtakes Lord of the Rings and takes on Titanic
After beating the former bronze medalist Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Avatar has just moved into second place in the all time generated revenue leaderboard. The previous runner-up – Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King now occupies the last podium spot. Earning more than 1.36 billion US dollars worldwide for 20 days only from IMAX/3D cinemas, Avatar is almost sure to dethrone the current leader – Titanic with its revenue of 1.84 billion US dollars.
Put simply, Avatar is the most visually fantastic film I’ve ever seen. It will be hailed as the groundbreaking 3D release of its time while setting a new standard by which all blockbusters are measured. Yes, it’s that good. I’m not going to talk about plot (or that I thought to myself, Dances with Wolves in space more than once). I’m not going to talk about dialog or pacing (or that the limited narration was totally unnecessary). There are other reviews, more reviewy type reviews, that have all that covered. I’m not going to spoil anything, either. Heck, I’m not even going to talk about Avatar…not just yet.
Three new official movie posters made my day – Iron Man 2, Clash of the Titans and TRON, while The Sorcerer’s Apprentice received its first theatrical trailer.