Film trumps 'Titanic' as the all-time grossing title worldwide
James Cameron has conquered the worldwide box office, again.As of Monday, 20th Century Fox and Cameron’s “Avatar” surpassed previous record holder “Titanic” to become the highest worldwide grosser of all time. Fox said final figures won’t be available until Tuesday, but with weekend numbers for “Avatar” totaling $1.838 billion worldwide, pic’s expected $15 million earnings should give the pic enough steam to sail past “Titanic” with a global cume of $1.842 billion. This latest record comes just after “Avatar” made history over the weekend, grossing $1.29 billion at the international B.O. to tackle “Titanic’s” $1.24 billion. “Titanic” still reigns Stateside with $600.8 million, but as “Avatar” maintains a heady lead over its competition — pic fell only 16% in its sixth frame — holdover should continue to close the gap, having already earned $551.7 million as of Jan. 24.
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