For the fourth weekend in a row, James Cameron’s Avatar is still number one and has now earned $429 million in the US alone.
Don’t expect this epic 3D flick to slow down. Chances are, it will surpass the Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace record ($431 million in 1999) next weekend. It already beat the record of Spider-Man (2002) and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006).
It also took Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’s crown as 2009’s biggest moneymaker, according to E! Online. Avatar, however, still has to surpass the number one movie of all time, Titanic (1997), which was also directed by James Cameron. The unsinkable epic raked in $600 million in the box office.
Do you think Avatar has the power to beat Titanic and hit number one? Or will second fiddle be enough for the Na’vi people?