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'Avatar' the top-grossing film in world

James Cameron is king of the world again.

20th Century Fox said Tuesday that the director's sci-fi spectacle "Avatar" has passed his shipwreck saga "Titanic" to become the highest-grossing film worldwide, The Associated Press reports.

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As of Monday, "Avatar" had brought in $1.859 billion at the box office, passing the $1.843 billion worldwide record set by 1997's "Titanic." "Titanic" remains the highest-grossing film domestically at $600.8 million.

"Avatar" has been No. 1 for six straight weeks with a domestic total of $554.9 million. It shot down "The Dark Knight" on Saturday to become the second highest-grossing film domestically.

"Avatar" has also mined $1.3 billion in international ticket sales, smashing the $1.24-billion mark previously set by "Titanic."

>>See photos of the top grossing films domestically

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