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"Avatar" box office hits $1.3 billion worldwide

By January 10, 2010Newswires

"Avatar" box office hits $1.3 billion worldwide

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – "Avatar" ruled the worldwide box office for a fourth weekend on Sunday, creeping closer to the all-time record held by writer/director James Cameron`s earlier effort "Titanic," distributor 20th Century Fox said on Sunday.

Cameron`s 3-D sci-fi epic earned $191.5 million over the weekend, taking its global total to $1.3 billion.

"Avatar" passed the $1.12 billion tally of "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" last Wednesday to become the second-highest worldwide release ever, trailing only "Titanic" with worldwide sales of $1.84 billion in 1997-1998. Data are not adjusted for inflation, and "Avatar" sales are also inflated by premium prices for 3-D screenings.

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