Interesting Fact # 1229 - Film Records

Avatar has become the fastest movie ever to achieve $1bn (£625.6m) in ticket sales around the world.

(Distributors 20th Century Fox say it has earned more than $350m (£217m) in the US alone, and more than $670m (£415m) in the rest of the world. That's in only 17 days. I haven't been to see it yet, I'm waiting for the hype to blow over.)