Wednesday, January 27, 2010
James Cameron is king of the world again.
20th Century Fox said Tuesday that the director's sci-fi spectacle, "Avatar," has passed his shipwreck saga "Titanic" to become the highest-grossing film worldwide.
As of Monday, "Avatar" had brought in US$1.859 billion at the box office, passing the $1.843 billion worldwide record set by 1997's "Titanic."
"Titanic" remains the highest-grossing film domestically at $600.8 million.
"Avatar" has been No. 1 at the box office for six straight weeks with a domestic total of $554.9 million.
It shot down "The Dark Knght" on Saturday to become the second highest-grossing film domestically.
"Avatar" has also mined $1.3 billion in international ticket sales, smashing the $1.24 billion mark previously set by "Titanic."
This movie has led people to have different perspective of what is shown to them.. everyone interpreting the movie in its own different way... here is one of the meanings which is interpreted in Hindu religion..about Avatar...
In Hinduism, Avatar or Avatāra (Devanagari अवतार, Sanskrit for "descent" [viz., from heaven to earth]) refers to a deliberate descent of a deity from heaven to earth, and is mostly translated into English as "incarnation", but more accurately as "appearance" or "manifestation".
The term is most often associated with Vishnu, though it has also come to be associated with other deities. Varying lists of avatars of Vishnu appear in Hindu scriptures, including the ten (Daśāvatāra) of the Garuda Purana and the twenty-two avatars in the Bhagavata Purana, though the latter adds that the incarnations of Vishnu are innumerable.
For me the movie was totally refreshing..and a proof in today's time about the things we are doing to our lives and the surrounding environment in which we live and the extent to which we as People of earth are willing to kill/consume to get better things for today..