OK - Star Wars has NOW toppled Avatar in the US
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now the biggest earning film, in terms of literal box-office receipts, of all time in the US; passing the previous record holder Avatar. While it is still a fair way off the inflation-adjusted Gone With The Wind; its a good sign that the seventh Star Wars film is indeed on track to break all records. Not bad with only a couple of weeks under its belt since release!
In the never ending quest for clicks, some sites are now jumping the gun and reporting news that clearly isn't true. The most recent seems to be a few high-profile sites who have posted news items stating that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has toppled Avatar as the number one film of all time. It hasn't - by any measure - although in a strict box-office takings sense it will in the next day or so...