James Cameron's Avatar has officially toppled the final Titanic box office record. HR reports the film completed its three-part flight into history, surpassing a domestic boxoffice record that's stood since the filmmaker's "Titanic" completed its 15-week theatrical run in 1998.
As of Wednesday, distributor Fox said the sci-fi epic had rung up $601.1 million in domestic b.o. through Tuesday. Titanic registered $600.8 million.
Now, the question remains on how much of a lead the sci-fi epic will pad on top of the record moving forward.
"I have no idea where we go from here," Fox domestic distribution president Bruce Snyder said. "The only picture that has gotten this high was "Titanic,' but 'Avatar' is coming off of a $30 million weekend while 'Titanic' was ending its theatrical run at the same point in the cume."
With inflation included, 1939's Gone with the Wind is still rated the top ticket seller of all time with $1.507 billion.