And those numbers are BEFORE this weekend! (1/15 - 1/17)
Did anyone here think that Avatar would be that big? I didn't. I thought it would get to maybe $275 million or so domestically, and maybe $600 - $700 million total worldwide. Boy, was I wrong!
Amazing. First the mega success of 2012 internationally (surprising many people, including me), and now Avatar overachieving.
Finally got around to seeing it yesterday (at the Reading 14 in Clairemont and I would recommend that movie house to everyone for matinées because there's usually nobody there other than old folks - about 35 people in attendance for the 12:20 showing).
Truly amazing film, but what I expected from Cameron, given that he is without a doubt that best science fiction director to have ever come down the pike. More than anyone else who has ever made SF movies, Cameron gets it. His movies visualize what I saw when I first discovered SF around the age of 12.
I don't know how anyone could argue against that. He's made T-1, T-2, Aliens, The Abyss and now Avatar. On our way home yesterday, my wife and I agreed that we'd love to see Cameron's SF library because he is the best SF movie maker of all time and we think he is that because he is most likely the best read SF movie maker of all time.
He gets it far beyond what any other maker has.
The future always arrives too fast and in the wrong order - John Brunner
The negative judgment is the peak of mentality - Null-A
Finally having the opportunity to watch this one I've got to say it was really good. There were a few issues with the script (see my review), but other than that this really was an epic film all around.