LOS ANGELES, CA – James Cameron’s
science-fiction epic “Avatar”has passed his“Titanic”to become history’s highest-grossing
film, with a sizable boost from higher-priced tickets for 3-D and Imax
showings. Through Monday its ticket sales around the world
reached $1.86 billion, edging past the $1.84 billion in sales posted by
“Titanic,” which came out in December 1997, according to figures
released Tuesday by 20th Century Fox. Fox released “Avatar” around the world; it
split the distribution of “Titanic” with Paramount Pictures.