Having just seen Variety‘s latest Avatar figures ($48.5 million domestically, $143 million overseas), a friend believes “this juggernaught has a real shot at taking $2 billion worldwide, which would be extraordinary.

Titanic‘s $1.8 billion worldwide total is starting to look like chicken feed. A domestic weekend tally of $48.5 million is impressive enough but its foreign weekend take of $143 million is jawdropping — an actual increase over last weekend. Also factor in the appalling weather over most of Europe and we really are talking about a once-in-a-generation phenomenon.”