It is no doubt that Avatar will exceed Titanic to become the highest grossing film at all time. Chris Aronson, head of distribution for the 20th Century Fox praised that Cameron’s newest movie defied all superlatives.
According to studio’s estimation, it was last Saturday that the 20th Century Fox sci-fi product which occupied No.1 on box office for the sixth-straight weekend with $ 36 million, has raised total $ 552.8 million domestic only and $ 1.841 billion worldwide, $ 2 million less than Cameron’s last movie 12 years ago, Titanic, which lifted total worldwide to $ 1.843 million.
In 1997, people were still in doubt of Titanic’s success before it was debuted, but in late 2009, movie lovers were waiting for the hit 3D movie Avatar. Besides it set know as the new expected movie of the genius director Cameron, it also advertised as the 3D movie that change the motion-picture’s history. And Fox stressed that people had better watch this movie in the cinema to experience the outstanding 3D affection. In addition, the development of Internet and social websites partly helps spread the movie widely.
Importantly, the average price of current ticket is much higher than Titanic’s time; especially, the 3D ticket price is also higher than 2D ticket. Figures from the American Association Communication of Theater, Titanic ticket price in 1997-1998 was $ 4,59 while Avatar ticket price was $ 12, 3 times higher than Titanic’s. However, Cameron’s the older movie costs much more than the newest one in term of decreasing price in the current market.
Even though Avatar lifts its total profit to Titanic, it loses Titanic in term of cinema viewers. In North America market only, Titanic sold over 125 million tickets while Avatar sold 70 million ones. It is blamed for the current widespread movie copy shared on the internet.
However, thanks to its good influence, prizes receiving at recent Golden Globe and the upcoming Oscar, it is sure that the number of people willingly going to the cinema for Avatar is increasing. Avatar is hoped to overtake Titanic in terms of both total gross and the number of viewers.
Two superlative movies from James Cameron
Titanic's total revenue was $ 1.843 million
Avatar is hoped to overtake Titanic in terms of total gross
Titanic cost $ 200 million and took 2.5 years to be make
It takes 4 years and cost over $ 230 million to make Avatar
Over 1000 main and background actors joined Titanic
Only 37 actors and actresses and over millions of technically created characters
Avatar has over 3000 effect shots
Fox built an 18.5 million liter tank and decent-sized Titanic model
Fox used a system of 40 million CPUs and 68 terabyte memory store to create the exotic jungle moon of Pandora.
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Avatar movie trailer: