On Monday, January 25, James Cameron’s Avatar was officially crowned the all-time worldwide box office champion, Variety reports. The film toppled the $1.84 billion global box office record held by Cameron’s Titanic, which was released in 2007.
Does this mean Cameron has to send himself a congratulatory fruit basket?
In the U.S., the film has earned $551.7 million since its December 18 release, beating The Dark Knight’s record $533.3 over the weekend. That means Avatar is just $49 million shy of Titanic’s record $600.8 million.