The generic wish of "Happy New Year!" was fulfilled almost immediately for James Cameron and all of the followers of his Avatar universe, when the big budget film reached $800 million worldwide around the time of Thursday night (December 31, 2009). On Wednesday, the worldwide total was situated around $794.1 million.
Domestically, it has taken Avatar only 13 days to make $268.8 million, with a daily average of about $18M.
As for this upcoming weekend, in which nothing new is opening wide, it is speculated that the film could bank another $50-60 million in America alone.
For those keeping track, Cameron's previous film Titanic made $600,788,188 domestically back in 1997. Worldwide, the director's previous giant made $1,842,879,955.
Who thinks he can beat his own ship with Avatar?