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Record Breaker

If you’re lucky enough to know director James Cameron then now is the time to ask him if you can borrow a tenner, because his 3D movie monster Avatar has become the fastest ever flick to make $1 billion at the cinema globally.

Avatar, described by movie critics as ‘a game changer’ for its revolutionary immersive 3D techniques in a mere 17 days since it was a given a co-worldwide cinema release is now the fourth biggest money making film of all time, having taken $350 million in the US alone.

Here are the top 5 fastest grossing movies of all time;

1. Titanic (1997) $1,835,300,000 2. The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (2003) $1,129,219,252 3. Pirates Of he Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) $1,060,332,628 4. Avatar (2009) $1,018,000,000 5. The Dark Knight (2008) $1,001,921,825

Avatar is expected to give James Cameron the first and second spots by the beginning of next week. And before you ask, yes, two more Avatar movies are expected to be made.

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