Sorry, Jack, but Titanic just got sunk… but a bunch of mutant blue cat people.
CBS reports that the James Cameron’s CGI behemoth Avatar has stomped on the long-reigning king of the box office known as Titanic — which perhaps coincidentally was Cameron’s last mass-market film.
The film currently has topped $1.8 billion, which is pretty good, considering Avatar was rumored to have had a half-billion-dollar budget. It goes without saying that it’s the highest-grossing sci-fi/genre flick as well, blowing recent champs like the Dark Knight, Iron Man and Spider-Man 3 right out of the water.
“To get to those numbers,” Hollywood.com’s Paul Dergarabedian told CBS, “you need repeat business, you need great word-of-mouth, and you need to grab an audience basically across the board.” Then again, with already six weeks at number one, the Avatar inertia doesn’t look to be stopping anytime soon.