Avatar one of biggest films ever
Published 07/01/2010 | 13:28
James Cameron's sci-fi epic Avatar has secured third place on the list of the all-time biggest films at the worldwide box office.
The movie, starring Sigourney Weaver, Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington, has taken more than one billion dollars globally since it was unveiled - it is one of just five films to ever steam past the billion dollar mark.
With 1.1 billion so far, it is now third only to 2003's The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King and director Cameron's other massive hit, Titanic, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Avatar is still being shown in cinemas so has more time to nudge Titanic and Lord of the Rings off the top of the list.
The Rings movie raked in 1.12 billion dollars when it was released and 1997's Titanic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, made 1.84 million.
The other two films that have made more than a billion US dollars at the worldwide box office are Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, which took 1.07 billion, and Batman movie The Dark Knight, which took just over a billion.