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"Avatar" Film Makes $1 Billion In 17 Days

"Avatar" Film Makes $1 Billion In 17 Days

Added: Tuesday, January 5th, 2010
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > Movie Reviews
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The most expensive movie of all time, "Avatar", debuted last month after extreme pre-release hype and a public relations marketing campaign so solid it could have helped to sink the Titanic. The film, directed by James Cameron, was so anticipated that talked about that you couldn't go into any public place without seeing some type of "Avatar" merchandise or hearing someone speak about the film.


The director, James Cameron, is also the director of the 1997 classic "Titanic", which still holds the record for overall box office totals of $1.84 billion, that has stood for over a decade. Now, only seventeen days into it's reign at the box office, "Avatar", has already surpassed the billion dollar mark, and is expected to continue the climb until it knocks the "Titanic" film into the deep oceans of years past.

The second placed all time film release, "Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King", broke slightly over $1.14 billion, yet it was in the theaters for nearly five months. Avatar, is assuring itself to claim at least the second place crown, while its almost toppled that number of box office sales in a half of a month.

Even while the people of the planet exist in what's called a "struggling world economy", that struggle has not at all affected the extreme profits of James Cameron's masterpiece, and many believe that after merchandise, memorabilia, and ticket sales, it will be the highest total grossing film in history.

The film, promising amazing special effects, a high intensity plot, and a production company full of infamous minds, still had a relatively unknown cast, and that is one more reason it comes as such a shocker to film critics with it's success. "It defies all the right ingredients for a blockbuster", stated Richard Roeper, world famous movie buff extraordinaire.

Another toppling success story here, is the fact that Avatar for nearly 3 weeks now, has been "the most pirated movie" on the internet. Following in the footsteps of "The Dark Knight" in 2008, a movie which was considered to be the most illegally downloaded, is also breaking box office records when it comes to international sales. Further discrediting the entertainment industry's claims that "piracy is killing their profit margins", and showing the world that when quality movies are released, people will spend their money to see them.

Currently sitting in fourth place for all time grossing at the box office, "Avatar" after another week, will more than likely topple the competition of the rest, other than "Titanic". With most theaters showing the film simultaneously on multiple screens, its expected that the ticket sales will not decrease anytime soon, as some fans have stated they've went back for second and third helpings of the amazing movie.

For a film that broke absolutely no records on it's first weekend in theaters, with a fair but lower than expected showing of a $70 million opening weekend, it's insane to most to imagine that it's already made a billion dollars. That's an intense amount of cash for any film to handle, let alone one with a run time of over two and a half hours.

Revenues from the film though, are only double what it cost James Cameron's crew to create the film, as it was considered to be the single most expensive motion picture in the history of the industry, with a cost of over a half billion dollars. That extremely high budget, along with the major hype that surrounded the film weeks before it came out, had so many people dying to see it, that it was the talk of every family around the dinner table, the talk of the work place, and the buzz topic on the internet.

With 17 days down, and an intense oscar season coming ahead, Avatar is sure to continue at its high pace of ever increasing sales, regardless if any other competition hits the theaters which risk declining the sales. Avatar is one of a kind, and love it or hate it, that's undeniable. What remains to be seen, is if this is it for the film, or if it's inspired the director James Cameron to come out with a sequel.

With the reputation that proceeds him, many expect a series of Avatar films to follow, although it's yet to be determined how many years it could be until we hear tale of another film. It's said that Avatar was four plus years of filming, and that the idea itself was under works for a decade.

Just imagine spending a half of a billion dollars, yes, a billion dollars, to make a movie. It had to be impressive in the visual aspect to simply cost that kind of money. Alongside the Avatar premier, is the now showing 3D release of the ultra-popular film, which is expected to bring out more crowds to fill the iMax theaters as well.

If there is one thing that can be certain about these films, is that it cements James Cameron's legacy as one of the highest profile filmmakers of all time, and that it verifies to the world, that when James Cameron heads the direction of a movie, that it's a guaranteed blockbuster.

January 5th, 2009

Posted by:  Blocked
Date:  Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Comments (52) (please add your comment »)

posted by Blocked (2010-01-05 13:45:54)
No avatarI still cannot believe, that a single film, not only cost so much money to make, but was able to earn this kind of money, in only 17 days in theaters. What's even more shocking to me, is that a movie can still make this kind of money, when the world is in a struggling economic state, and the prices of everything on Earth including tickets and appetizers at the theater are extremely high.

posted by (2010-01-05 13:57:43)
EMUworld avatarItz my FAv. Movie and i really really luvd watching it...Itz Outta dis world kinda movie and making Money all ova.

Thnx for the artiCle Obs.
Damn job. Hatz off.

ET...a place to b

posted by (2010-01-05 14:04:00)
rajeevever2000 avatarThanx for the read.............lets keep it coming..........xxxOBSCENExxx.......you rockzzzzzz......

posted by (2010-01-05 14:18:27)
moominos avatargood point obscene,kinda kicks the "piracy" question in the ass,dontcha think?, i d/l this,watched it 3 times(more cos i was transfixed with the cg) and am planning on going to the flix to watch in 3d,goes back to my rant on the peter jackson thang :)

posted by Blocked (2010-01-05 14:20:02)
No avataryeah jsut proff that download dont hurt that much atlest the amount they say

posted by (2010-01-05 15:06:51)
XxGoLDxX avatarThanxx for the article its a amazing movie realy i checked and counted in 26 good working torrent's which were first uploaded here on E T 284274 people downloaded this movie in 3 or 4 days and one single torrent has the biggest amount of download's was of extremezone 101098 hits wow wat a movie fantastic

posted by Site FriendXbox (2010-01-05 15:30:23)
Z0R4N avatarThanks for the article OBS, and I totally agree with you, the situation is a little unreal, and still people wanted to see the movie in such big numbers...it's shocking..

posted by (2010-01-05 15:55:57)
EMUworld avatarGud comment XxGoLDxX
nice info

posted by Site FriendKitty (2010-01-05 16:06:16)
aSBo avatarI look forward to seeing this movie for the first time as soon as there is an R5 of it. I will be content for now watching the special effects on my Avatar :))

posted by (2010-01-05 16:11:31)
No avatarThis proves one of my points. If you make a good product; people will go out and supported, even if they downloaded the movie. I think the record will be broken. Bring in the awards...

posted by (2010-01-05 16:14:48)
wilken2002 avatarIt's is amazing that this movie is making this kind of money. The effects are without a doubt great. But the storyline is basicically cowboys and indians. Cowboys move to new land and try to take from indians with no real claim to it. I would love to see a new storyline that matched the great effects.

posted by (2010-01-05 16:16:50)
wnyco2000 avatarThis movie made a killing they say it cost about 200 million $s to make this movie, & I would have to say well worth it, look at the out come. Great Movie all around. Can't wait to see the sequel which is in the works aswell.

posted by (2010-01-05 16:26:46)
Blasphemer avatarWilken, I agree- its basically Dancing with wolves.

posted by Blocked (2010-01-05 16:28:59)
No avatarWell this move was truly amazing i cant say enough about it. It is a must see must have.

posted by Site Friend (2010-01-05 16:56:11)
Grind3r avatarWith Avatar being the most pirated movie and to also hold this kind of reign at the box office, just shows that, "IF YOU MAKE IT GREAT THEY WILL COME" LOL...suck on that Peter Jackson

posted by (2010-01-05 17:49:22)
dougie avatarWell it was 10 years in the making...More and more movies are being released in 3D too not the old 3D as well its all new..

posted by Blocked (2010-01-05 17:54:21)
SouLesS avatarWow the torrent world really screwed this movie over eh....LOL...and dark knight.......and transformers 2......lol torrents are the devil bobby!!! listen to your momma!

posted by ET junkieET lovermenXbox (2010-01-05 18:02:42)
d321 avatarThanks obs great reading, and I agree in this economy its just crazy.

posted by ET junkieET lover (2010-01-05 18:05:29)
bodthepimp avatarthx OBS fantastic movie. agree with Grind3r

posted by (2010-01-05 19:01:43)
nos avatarlol.... nice...

posted by (2010-01-05 19:55:46)
iwillkillall avatargood movie, although it was hyped beyond reason, cg was exceptional. This movie attracted the most loyal crowd in cinema, the fantasy/scifi geeks (one myslef), and the usual family groups, so it is no surprise that it made a billion dollars. A typical hollywood blockbuster can look forward to around a quarter of that, lets hope that the financiers take notice and commission more like it !! (it cost around 500 million dollars to make, shockaroony or what )

posted by (2010-01-05 19:56:28)
am3jay avatarFantastic cgi for sure, but "a high intensity plot" I think not. Seriously, this was "Dances with Wolves" in outer space.

posted by Xbox (2010-01-05 20:03:45)
kush202 avatarloved this movie

posted by (2010-01-05 20:53:01)
chevychev avatarHey obs the save-the-rainforest plot was not my style and the guilt from the Anglo Saxon’s commandeering of America that was associated with this film was almost unbearable. Still I couldn’t keep my eyes off the screen; it was captivating and I’m happy to say my money is part of this one billion. My skepticism was overcome by sheer awesomeness. Good read

posted by (2010-01-05 21:48:20)
ihatespys avatarThis might have to be a Blu-Ray movie I will have to purchase!

posted by (2010-01-05 21:51:09)
Bigmoe avatarGreat move, see it in 3D. Even better. Peter Jackson can suckit, after he released the extended version of the Rings,after selling the regular version. Now he is doing it with blue ray. Released regular version, extended doesnt come out till 2011. Screwing the consumer twice. So he can suckit, but the RIngs is one of my favorite films. Now Avatar is one of my top five.

posted by Blocked (2010-01-06 00:16:16)
No avatarYeah I liked the movie, but, it was nothing exceptional to me. I thought it dragged out and was boring at times. The "high intensity plot" totally came from the Mechs @ the end, and the tactical ultra-modern space style warfare. Other than that, it was nothing to be amazed about. Now if they had done a Halo film, of this caliber, with this expense, I would guarantee the herds would flock to it. Something unique is what is needed but I agree with the other posters, that this is basically a rehashed futuristic Cowboys & Indians. I did like it, but it's definitely NOT in my top ten movies of all time list or anything like that. District 9's CGI was just as good, and the plot left you feeling far more gratified in my opinion. :)

posted by (2010-01-06 00:29:13)
Flubie avatarme and my gf had to go to another theater on this saturday because the movie was sold out from noon to 8pm! we had old people sitting next to us afterwards at applebees talking about the movie. alongside families and their kids seeing the movie. its a great movie breathtakingly beautiful in 3D. now the $500 million price tag includes production, actor/director fees, and marketing. really its about the same price tag as pirates of the carribean or spiderman 3. and with with most of the leg work done on plants, animals, and na'vii the next two would be cheaper and made much more quickly. remember they had to create everything from scratch every plant animal, blade of grass, etc. thats why it took 4 yrs. and to make the programs to make how the plants sway in the wind look right or being trampled look realistic. which looks astonishingly real. Weta did another incredible job. cant wait to see what they do with The Hobbit in 2011.

posted by (2010-01-06 00:49:20)
moominos avataryeah i agree obs,(arse licker!!) in agreeance, cameron is trying to send a message about planetery ass raping,and u know what?...bout fu"^ing time as well,its good 2 c a film asking a question and getting a billion dollar answer,we have all this where we live already people,look around people,ask y? whenever a question enters ure mind post it here,u might not get the answer u hoped for,but u'll get an answer all the same xxxx

posted by (2010-01-06 01:37:22)
chevychev avatarI thought the bomber looked a lot like a halo ship as well as the plants and terrain with their neon like spotted glow, only thing missing was the goofy-Nailer-totting aliens, furthermore the beginning seemed a lot like Pandorum with the hiper-sleep and going to a new earth like planet. Still I really enjoyed the effects and it was worth watching all of the money on display. Sigourney Weaver was better with Cameron in aliens though…

posted by (2010-01-06 05:42:47)
kiwie59 avatarWOW!!!!! Went 2 c the movie today......UNBELIEVEBAL...... Went on cheap night I will go back again to see even on top nights all worth it.Sure glad went to the movie for this one maybe Cameron hit on something lol

posted by (2010-01-06 06:02:49)
bluepeas avatarAmazing! I bet James Cameron is sooooo Bill Gates-rich he has gold plated toothpicks! I'm going to google his mansion & see what he lives in like right now.....lol

posted by (2010-01-06 06:28:15)
No avatarJust saw it and I now see why it made so much in so little time. Acting was great; awesome plot; great start and finish. A bit long, but well worth every second!

posted by (2010-01-06 06:57:12)
suavecito195782 avataryeah i agree i mean i liked the movie and all but like obscene said nothing exceptional i agree it remind me of dances with wolves with a sprinkle of Jurassic park no new idea here just put more money into came out avatar

posted by Vip MemberET loverSuperman (2010-01-06 08:00:55)
bubanee avatarand they complain about people doing illegal uploads and downloads.... i'd love just to have 10% of the takings!

posted by Trusted UploaderSite FriendET junkieSupermanTrue Love (2010-01-06 08:23:34)
Legend avatarthanks for these article i donot know that this has earned so much i also didnt expect it.

posted by (2010-01-06 08:50:21)
dbmachine avatarplot? meh..... Visuals? OMFG what a solid 3d feast for the eyes...is a must see for this alone, hence the coin that is coming in constantly as mates tell mates, who tell their family, who tell there family pets...........

posted by (2010-01-06 10:33:44)
KazzGirl avatarWe made a special trip to the cinema just to see it due to all the hype. It was excellent! But one of the first things hubby and I said was that it would be good to see again simply because there was so much to it. It was so visually splendid that I doubt we caught it all in one sitting. We saw the 3D version. I have downloaded it but as yet have not had a chance to see it again. And how it ended definetly allows for a sequel so who knows? I agree with OBS about the movie industry trying to say that "piracy is killing their profit margins" Thats crap! If they make quality productions the money will follow.

posted by (2010-01-06 11:18:31)
Dogsinatas avatarI know I'm new here but I have to agree with Obscene, this movie was amazing but just like most recent films it had either some religious undertones or was trying to get a message across. Now don't get me wrong, I'm all for people wanting to get their message out there about the shitty state the world is in and that we should all get along but in all honesty I also would like to be able to watch a movie without trying to decipher it's hidden agenda afterward.

posted by (2010-01-06 13:29:49)
Ricky_Irom avatar"Avatar" Film Makes $1 Billion In 17 Days .......... definitely it will be ..!!! Dis movie "Avatar" is really awesome I ever seen in my life b4 but dono about future, I hope The director, James Cameron will go up more !! I worked in a Animation company, most da time I spent in Office, I don't have much time to go out for movie but wen I saw the tailor of dis movie .. I can't wait the release ..!! From day wen dis movie release , till Now all the theater is Full Booked.. damn !! It's so lucky for me dat I found it in Torrentz with high quality ..!! thankz to extremezone ..!!

posted by (2010-01-06 15:36:27)
warzy avatar1 billion $ and they brag about downloads,they should be thinking of donations to the poors of the world...living in luxory and they dont care about no one else...that sucks!!!!!!!!!!!

posted by Blocked (2010-01-06 17:29:02)
No avatarhttp://www.PetiteMarion.com/?id=427793

posted by (2010-01-06 19:20:36)
devu2183 avatarthe best experience i had in my life really amazing work by james cameron ******************************************************************************************************************
the endless stars for the movie

posted by (2010-01-06 21:11:59)
SnakeyB avatarThanks for the read Obs, OK so it is Dances with Wolves, Cowboys and Indians, save the rain-forest,
Stop the war, Save the planet. What is wrong with that? Great Movie, Great morals, Great CGI, Great 3D, I have no problem with that at all. Remember if you download when it is available in Blue-ray and DVD you can also stop the use of unwanted plastic wrap.

posted by (2010-01-06 23:07:31)
aussieconnect avatarI also saw this movie at the cinema and in 3d. Wasn't overly impressed all round, just my opinion.

posted by ET loverSupermanTurtle (2010-01-06 23:12:42)
zuluDROOG avatarThis movie left no impression on me whatsoever.


posted by (2010-01-07 15:03:17)
lollipop avatarsecret avatar ..probably this kinda money IS because the world is under a struggling economic state LOL ..people need to relax after hard days work..but i am not surprised at all because the all the effects were awesome i like their forests..its beautiful.

thanks obs..

posted by (2010-01-08 07:33:21)
No avatargreat special effects can see me going back again !!
thanks for all great work on this site

posted by (2010-01-12 13:37:07)
jenga122 avatarI agree that this movies effects were great and the storyline was a classic one. You guys keep saying it was like Dances With Wolves. Have you guys ever heard of a little Disney film named Pocahontas. Nothing wrong with freshening up old ideas with great new twists. It is now 2nd grossing Movie of all time since it has has surpassed LOTR and is near 1.2 Billion.

posted by (2010-01-12 20:57:33)
No avatara billion? would it have been 2 billion if those crappy cam torrents weren't everywhere? How will we all sleep at nights? I feel so dirty.

posted by (2010-01-13 05:30:21)
No avatarthts jst awesome ppl, unbeleavable, nd knwing titanic hlds the record its jst increadible

posted by ET junkieET loverSupermanmen (2010-01-24 22:09:46)
serenity21 avatarHas anyone forgoten to upload another copy of this i want one with English poken parts or subs and not the ukrainian one,
Sorry if i affended anyone here If i have please PM me.

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