Avatar breaks billion dollar mark at box office

Avatar has become the fastest movie ever to achieve one billion dollar mark in ticket sales around the world.


According to 20th Century Fox, the film has earned more than $350m in the US and more than $670m (415m) in the rest of the world in only 17 days.

These latest figures make Avatar already the fourth-biggest film ever made – after Titanic ($1.8bn; £1.1bn), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ($1.12bn; £695m) and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest ($1.07bn; £664m).

Avatar is in Irish cinemas now.