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List of box office records set by Avatar

James Cameron's Avatar was released in December 2009, and went on to break multiple North American and worldwide box office records, including becoming the highest-grossing movie of all time worldwide.

US and Canada records

  • Highest grossing 3rd weekend[1]
  • Highest grossing 4th weekend[2]
  • Highest grossing 5th weekend[3]
  • Highest grossing 6th weekend
  • Highest grossing 7th weekend[4][5]
  • Biggest January weekend.[6]
  • Highest grossing movie in US and Canada
  • Fastest to reach $600 million.[7]
  • Main contributor to the biggest aggregated weekend of all time.[8]
  • Highest opening weekend for an environmentalist film[9]
  • Largest gross on New Year day[10][11]
  • Highest-grossing CGI star movie[12]
  • Highest-grossing paraplegic film[13]
  • Highest-grossing environmentalist movie[14]
  • Highest-grossing SCI-FI film[15]
  • Highest grossing movie released in 2009[16]
  • Highest PG-13 grossing movie of all time[17]
  • Highest-grossing Martin Luther King weekend[18]
  • Most Oscar Nominations of 2010 (9, tied with The Hurt Locker)

Worldwide records

  • Avatar became the highest-grossing movie in history on January 25 after only 41 days of play[19][20][21]
  • The film was No. 1 in all of the 106 markets it opened the week of December 20[22]
  • Except for India, it was No. 1 in every market worldwide in its second week of release.[23][24]
  • It was the highest-grossing movie worldwide for 7 weeks in a row[25]
  • It became the second-highest-grossing movie worldwide only 20 days after its initial release[26]
  • Highest grossing movie of 2009
  • Fastest pirated movie in history[27][28]
  • First 3-D movie to reach $1 billion worldwide
  • Reached $1 billion sales outside US and Canada in 28 days[29]
  • First movie in history to reach $2 billion worldwide[30]

Records in other countries

All-time records

  • After 41 days of release it held the record in 24 markets:[21]

Other records

  • Highest sixth week sales (over 100M) overseas[43]
  • Over $100M in France, China, Germany, UK, Russia[4]
  • Highest opening week Italy[18][44]
  • Russia opening theaters[45]
  • Highest fourth weekend sales [36]
  • Highest Dominican Republic opening weekend[22]
  • Gained six weekends in a row at least 100M per weekend abroad[46]


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  2. ^ "Top Grossing Movies in Their 4th Weekend at the Box Office". Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  3. ^ "Top Grossing Movies in Their 5th Weekend at the Box Office". Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  4. ^ a b "Weekend Report: ‘Avatar’ Unfazed in Seventh Outing". Box Office Mojo. 2010-02-01. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  5. ^ "Top Grossing Movies in Their 7th Weekend at the Box Office". Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  6. ^ "All Time Box Office Record, Biggest Weekend Box Office, Biggest Single Day Box Office". The Numbers. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  7. ^ Subers, Ray. Hits $600 Million"The Avengers", June 26, 2012
  8. ^ "BIGGEST WEEKENDS Aggregated Top 12 Weekend Totals, 1982-Present".  
  9. ^ "All Time Environmentalist Opening Weekends". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  10. ^ "Weekend Report: ‘Avatar’ Rocks New Year’s". Box Office Mojo. 2010-01-04. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  11. ^ "Single Day Records: High Grossing Movies on New Year's Day". Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  12. ^ "CGI Star Movies at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  13. ^ "Disability - Paraplegic / Quadriplegic Movies at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  14. ^ "Environmentalist Movies at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  15. ^ "Sci-Fi - Adventure Movies at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  16. ^ 2009 Yearly Box Office Results - Box Office Mojo
  17. ^ "DOMESTIC GROSSES BY MPAA RATING". Retrieved 2011-07-03. 
  18. ^ a b c "Weekend Report: ‘Avatar’ Reigns with Record MLK Gross". Box Office Mojo. 2010-01-19. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  19. ^ Segers, Frank. Avatar' breaks 'Titanic' worldwide record"'". Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  20. ^ Cieply, Michael (2010-01-26). "Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ Tops His ‘Titanic’ as Highest Grosser". Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y "‘Avatar’ Is New King of the World". Box Office Mojo. 2010-01-26. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  22. ^ a b Segers, Frank. Avatar' dominates int'l boxoffice"'". Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  23. ^ Segers, Frank. Avatar' wows 'em worldwide"'". Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  24. ^ [1]
  25. ^ Avatar' receipts in Taiwan close in on 'Titanic' box office record - Taiwan News Online"'". 2010-02-01. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  26. ^ Finke, Nikki (2010-01-06). "‘Avatar’ Now #2 All-Time Grossing Movie — And In Just 20 Days! –". Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  27. ^ Avatar" Fastest-Pirated Movie In History""". 2010-01-07. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  28. ^ Savage, Michael. The Times (London) . 
  29. ^ "Life & Leisure - Birmingham Culture - Film - Why IMAX and 3D movies are the future of cinema". Birmingham Post. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  30. ^ 2009 Yearly Box Office Results - Box Office Mojo
  31. ^ "China boxoffice tops $700 mil in first half".  
  32. ^ a b "UPDATE 2-'Avatar' replaces 'Titanic' in record books". Reuters. 2010-01-24. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  33. ^ "All Time German Box Office". 2004-11-22. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  34. ^ "Weekend Report: ‘Dear John’ Delivers, ‘Avatar’ Flies High Again". Box Office Mojo. 2010-02-08. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  35. ^ a b c d Segers, Frank (2010-01-24). Avatar' passes 'Titanic's' overseas record"'". Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  36. ^ a b c d "Weekend Report: ‘Avatar’ Obtains More Records in Fourth Outing". Box Office Mojo. 2010-01-11. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  37. ^ "The Chosun Ilbo (English Edition): Daily News from Korea - 'Avatar' Approaches Korean Attendance Record". 2010-01-25. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  38. ^ Bulbeck, Pip (2010-01-21). "Australia tops A$1 billion b.o. for 2009". Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  39. ^ Goodsell, Luke (2010-01-11). "Avatar Sinks Titanic In Australia". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  40. ^ "All Time Australian Box Office". 2010-01-30. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  41. ^ Chu, Karen (2010-01-19). Avatar' takes HK boxoffice crown"'". Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  42. ^ "Emirates24|7 - Emirates24|7". 2010-01-09. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  43. ^ "Weekend Report: ‘Avatar’ Breaks 'Titanic's Foreign Record". Box Office Mojo. 2010-01-25. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  44. ^ Segers, Frank. Avatar' nears 'Titanic's' overseas boxoffice"'". Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  45. ^ Avatar" sets record in Russia""". RT. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  46. ^ Smith, Olivia (2010-01-26). Avatar' ends 'Titanic's reign as highest grossing movie ever"'". New York: Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
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