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Avatar ends Titanic`s reign as highest grossing movie ever

By January 26, 2010Newswires

`Avatar` ends `Titanic`s reign as highest grossing movie ever
by Olivia Smith

It`s official: "Avatar" has sunk "Titanic" as the all-time box-office champ.

The tale of conflict between an indigenous tribe of 9-foot-tall blue people and the humans who want their planet`s resources became the highest grossing movie ever over the weekend, thanks to six weeks of booming box-office receipts internationally, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

As of Sunday, "Avatar" had raked in $1.292 billion worldwide, beating by $50.1 million the previous record held by "Titanic." Both movies were directed by James Cameron.

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