I can hardly believe these numbers, but it's reported than James Cameron's Avatar has grossed $555 billion in the U.S. alone and a little more than $2 billion worldwide. In case you were wondering, James Cameron's other epic, Titanic, grossed $1,842,879,955, according to boxofficemojo.com. Avatar took only 32 days to hit a half-billion dollars. All this and the Hollywood press is wondering whether Hurt Locker will best Avatar at the Oscars. Hurt Locker has grossed about 18 million bucks - in the year it has been in release.
Avatar is an earner. No doubt about it. That's a lot of money. A lot. A really, really lot. It's a mind-blower. I'm thinking that Mr.Cameron doesn't really have to worry about making that next car payment.
I'm going to make a prediction. Hurt Locker will get Best Picture, Avatar Best F/X and Sound, Directing, either Precious or Up In The Air (I favour Precious.)
I guess we'll find out this weekend. Hoo hah!