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SAYS MOVIE TRACKER
Avatar' tops billion dollars, fastest ever


Agence France-Presse
First Posted 06:10:00 01/04/2010

Filed Under: Entertainment (general), Cinema

LOS ANGELES, California, United States?Hollywood blockbuster "Avatar" surged to a box office haul of more than one billion dollars globally on Sunday, faster than any other movie in history, an industry tracker reported.

"It has made $670 million international, for a total of more than one billion dollars," box office analyst Chad Hartigan of Exhibitor Relations told AFP.

Since the Fox-distributed film?the most expensive ever made at up to $500 million?debuted 17 days ago, it has earned $352 million domestically as of Sunday, according to weekend estimates, assuring its reputation as one of the most impressive box office performers of all time.

"It was the fastest ever to the one-billion-dollar mark," and "'Avatar' is now the third biggest grosser ever," behind "Titanic" and "The Return of the King," the final movie in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Hartigan said.



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