“Avatar” Overtakes “Dark Knight”

I haven’t seen “Avatar” yet, but I’m working on seeing it this weekend. I’ve heard a lot of amazing things about it and how you need to see it at least in 3D and I’m hoping Melissa and I get a chance to watch it this weekend and be apart of the phenomenon.

Anyway, this interested me, it involved “The Dark Knight” which I followed for most of its run last year, from Darkhorizons.com:

“Avatar” Overtakes “The Dark Knight”

By Garth Franklin Sunday January 3rd 2010 10:21PM
"Avatar" Overtakes "The Dark Knight"After just 17 days, James Cameron’s “Avatar” has crossed $1 billion at the global box office and moving ahead of last year’s juggernaut “The Dark Knight” which was the previous #4.

In fact if numbers continue along estimates, the film is expected to pass “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” to become second-biggest worldwide release of all time behind only Cameron’s “Titanic”.

How big is this phenomenon? Domestically Cameron’s film took in $68.3 million in its third weekend, easily beating the previous record of a third weekend gross of $45 million garnered by “Spider-Man 3”.

At the U.S. box-office it has made $352 million so far, the second-largest grossing film of 2009. It’s expected to pass the $402 million that “Transformers Revenge of the Fallen” earned by the weekend – achieving in three weeks what took ‘Fallen’ nearly four months to achieve.

Outside the US the film also currently sits at #2 for 2009 with $667 million, just behind “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” with $691 million which “Avatar” will overtake in the next day or two.

When I told Melissa about this she said, “That James…” to which I laughed really hard…but guess you had to be there.

–Cos

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Marcos Cosme has had a love for writing and film since he was little. By combing those two passions, he started studying film early on in Middle School and High School writing screenplays and working in his High School television production studio. When it came time for college he decided to pursue a bachelors in Electronic Film making from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Marcos continues to be an avid watcher of movies and scripted television series, although he does, on occasion, watch some reality shows. He has watched hundreds of movies during the course of his life and has worked in various roles on small independent film projects, including writing, producing and directing. In his spare time Marcos loves to write screenplays, read books, contribute articles, blogs and reviews on various topics including (but obviously not limited to) movies, television, books, and wrestling; just to name a few. He is a Rabbit aficionado (he has a dwarf rabbit named Peanut-who is the logo of Cos' Blog) and is a Golden Retriever connoisseur (he has two Goldens named Cassie and Chloe). He also love to spend time with his wife and as of July of 2015 they welcomed their first child, Miles, who can occasionally be seen on the blog.

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