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 4th weekend[1]
  • Highest-grossing 5th weekend[2]
  • Highest-grossing 6th weekend
  • Highest-grossing 7th weekend[3][4]
  • Highest opening weekend for an environmentalist film[5]
  • Highest-grossing CGI star movie[6]
  • Highest-grossing paraplegic film[7]
  • Highest-grossing environmentalist movie[8]
  • Highest-grossing movie released in 2009[9]
  • Highest-grossing Martin Luther King weekend[10]

Former records[edit]

Worldwide records[edit]

  • Avatar became the highest-grossing movie in history on January 25 after only 41 days of release.[20][21][22]
  • The film was No. 1 in all of the 106 markets it opened the week of December 20.[23]
  • It was No. 1 in every market worldwide in its second week of release.[24][25]
  • It was the highest-grossing movie worldwide for 7 weeks in a row.[26]
  • It became the second-highest-grossing movie worldwide only 20 days after its initial release.[27]
  • Highest-grossing movie of 2009
  • Film with the most illegal downloads in its first week[28][29]
  • First 3-D movie to reach $1 billion worldwide
  • Reached $1 billion sales outside US and Canada in 28 days[30]
  • First movie in history to reach $2 billion worldwide[31]

Records in other countries[edit]

All-time records[edit]

  • After 41 days of release, it held the record in 24 markets:[22]

Other records[edit]

  • Highest sixth week sales (over 100M) overseas[44]
  • Over $100M in France, China, Germany, UK, and Russia[3]
  • Highest opening-week in Italy[10][45]
  • Russia opening theaters[46]
  • Highest fourth weekend sales[37]
  • Highest Dominican Republic opening-weekend[23]
  • Gained six weekends in a row at least 100M per weekend abroad[47]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Top Grossing Movies in Their 5th Weekend at the Box Office". Boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
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  4. ^ "Top Grossing Movies in Their 7th Weekend at the Box Office". Boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  5. ^ "All Time Environmentalist Opening Weekends". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "CGI Star Movies at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
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