Originally Posted by RobertR
Not really a shocker, given the international buzz about the movie. It's doing extremely well, although it doesn't look like it will break records.
It's already set several records...just depending on which "records" you're referring to. If you're talking about all time gross. Sadly, Avatar is near untouchable for awhile. Nothing is even close to date to Avatar and Titanic. The only two $2 Billion dollar movies. Those two beasts were simply freaks of nature that refuse to lose its legs or sink for awhile.
It may not quite break the all time opening weekend record (however, it will set some kind of record), but Box Office Guru says it looks to be heading towards possibly $180 million over the weekend. If it reaches $169.3 it will hold the new opening weekend record, currently held by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II.