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Last Updated: Tuesday January 26 2010 19:46 GMT

Avatar most successful film ever

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Avatar has smashed yet another record in film history by topping American box office sales.

The sci-fi spectacular has now beaten Titanic's 1997 record ticket sales of $1.843 billion and it's the most successful film ever.

But Titanic's director James Cameron probably won't be too upset - because he directed Avatar as well.

Avatar has also been nominated for eight Baftas and so far it's won two Golden Globe awards.

It's so popular in one city in China that officials there have named one of their mountains Avatar Hallelujah Mountain in honour of the movie!