It's Official: Avatar Overtakes Titanic
No one knows where, and no one knows exactly when, but at some point Monday one moviegoer laid down the cash that put Avatar over the top as the highest-grossing movie ever made. Odds are the crucial ticket was purchased somewhere overseas, where the film has accrued roughly 70 percent of its overall take; Avatar still has about $50 million left to collect before it can unseat James Cameron's earlier blockbuster Titanic as the biggest domestic grosser of all-time.
That'll no doubt happen by this weekend at the latest. Here's hoping Cameron, 20th Century Fox and IMAX might step up to the record-breaking occasion Stateside a little more than they did internationally, perhaps arranging some sort of event celebrating the ticketbuyer who provides the Avatar's $600,788,189th dollar -- Na'vis throwing phosphorescent confetti, banshee rides, a photo of the winner ceremonially placing his/her cash in a beaming James Cameron's wallet... that kind of thing. Any other ideas?