Date: 28th January 2010

Avatar is the highest grossing movie of all time

Avatar has surpassed Titanic to become the highest grossing movie of all time, figures from distributor 20th Century Fox show.

Avatar's worldwide takings in just six weeks stand at $1.859bn (1.15bn), versus Titanic's $1.843bn (1.14bn).

The figures are not adjusted for inflation or the higher cost of Avatar's 3D film tickets.

Director James Cameron holds the remarkable distinction of directing both the world's top grossing movies.

Source: Press Release