Avatar Flies to Blockbuster Record

International sales have already blown Titanic out of water
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jan 25, 2010 3:25 AM CST
Director James Cameron talks to the press after winning the Best Motion Picture, Drama and Best Director award for "Avatar" in Century City, California.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) Avatar is on course to sink the Titanic as the biggest global movie blockbuster in history. The world-wide $1.8 billion take for the 3-D saga is just $2 million shy of the total grabbed in 1997 by Titanic, which was also directed by James Cameron. International sales have already shattered Titanic's sales record in foreign markets. Avatar led in at least 29 foreign nations over the weekend.

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