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'Avatar' Sinks 'Titanic' To Take Irish Box Office Crown
02 Mar 2010 :
'Avatar', the feature directed, produced and written by James Cameron has officially become the number one film of all time at the Irish box office, having surpassed previous record holder ‘Titanic’ on Sunday, February 28th, with total box office earnings for the Republic Of Ireland and Northern Ireland reaching €9,747,390. The film was already the highest grossing film in box office history worldwide.

’Titanic’, also directed, produced and written by James Cameron and released 12 years ago on 23rd January, 1998, is now the second highest grossing film of all time in the Republic Of Ireland and Northern Ireland, with a lifetime box office total of €9,581,702. ‘Mamma Mia!’, released in 2008, is the third highest grossing film of all time with a lifetime box office of €8,053,287.

’Avatar’ tells the tale of a paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home. General Manager for Twentieth Century Fox Ireland, Sharon McGarry commented on the film’s success, saying “It's a groundbreaking result for a groundbreaking film.“

The film stars Sigourney Weaver (Aliens, Galaxy Quest), Sam Worthington (Terminator Salvation), Zoë Saldana (Star Trek), Michelle Rodriguez (Lost, Fast & Furious), Stephen Lang (Public Enemies) and Giovanni Ribisi (Public Enemies). Co produced by Jon Landau (Solaris) the film’s animation supervisor was Irish man Richard Baneham (The Lord of the Ring:The Two Towers) who has already won a BAFTA for his work on the project and is nominated for an Academy Award for same.

For more information about the film visit www.avatar-movie.co.uk

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