james cameron has done it again! he’s just sunk his last huge blockbuster, ‘titanic‘, with his new ground breaking, futuristic/sc-fi flick, ‘avatar‘. i’m almost embarrassed to say that i haven’t seen it yet – therefore, i couldn’t possibly pretend to write a review. and although i admit to being a teeny bit curious – seeing all the hype – unfortunately, i don’t do fantasy/sci-fi – regardless of how spectacular the special effects must be. but, that’s just me. however, if you haven’t seen it yet, i would highly encourage you to do so, for i hear it’s fantastic.
according to box office mojo, ‘avatar’ has so far grossed $352 million in the usa and over $670 million internationally, which brings the movie’s box office total to over $1 billion in a mere 17 days since its debut – making it the 3rd biggest grossing movie ever after ‘titanic’ and ‘lord of the rings: the return of the king’. however, haters of this movie may take small pleasure in knowing that although the numbers are record breaking so far, ticket price inflation over the last decade would mean that it may have been seen by only half as many people as ‘titanic’.
but, let’s be fair folks – one must give credit where it’s due. rock on james cameron…you’re still the king of the world big screen!