List of box office records set by Avatar

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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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • 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]
  • 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[edit]

All-time records[edit]

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

Other records[edit]

  • 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]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Top Grossing Movies in Their 4th Weekend at the Box Office". Boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  3. ^ "Top Grossing Movies in Their 5th Weekend at the Box Office". Boxofficemojo.com. 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". Boxofficemojo.com. 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. "The Avengers Hits $600 Million", June 26, 2012
  8. ^ "BIGGEST WEEKENDS Aggregated Top 12 Weekend Totals, 1982-Present". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2011-07-03. 
  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". Boxofficemojo.com. 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". Boxofficemojo.com. 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. 
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  27. ^ ""Avatar" Fastest-Pirated Movie In History". Popcrunch.com. 2010-01-07. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  28. ^ Savage, Michael. The Times (London) http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/film/article7004686.ece |url= missing title (help). 
  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". The Hollywood Reporter. 2011-07-05. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  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". Moviemarshal.com.au. 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. 
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  37. ^ "The Chosun Ilbo (English Edition): Daily News from Korea - 'Avatar' Approaches Korean Attendance Record". English.chosun.com. 2010-01-25. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  38. ^ Bulbeck, Pip (2010-01-21). "Australia tops A$1 billion b.o. for 2009". Hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
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  42. ^ "Emirates24|7 - Emirates24|7". Business24-7.ae. 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. 
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  45. ^ ""Avatar" sets record in Russia". RT. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
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