Picasso Painting Auctioned At A Record $106.5 Million

Picasso painting called “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust” was auctioned for a record $106.5 million. The painting which was dashed off by the master in one day in 1964 became the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction.

Avatar Sells 6.7 Million DVDs in 4 Days

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Avatar continues to dominate the movie industry with sales of 6.7 million DVDs and Blu-ray disks in the first four days, having sold more than 4 million total DVDs on the first day itself.

Twentieth Century Fox announced that James Cameron’s sci-fi epic has sold 2.7 million Blu-rays and 4 million DVDs since April 22 with a combined sales of $130 million and hence becoming the fastest-selling Blu-ray of all time.

At the moment, there is no announcement on a 3D DVD release just yet.

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Avatar Becomes the Highest-Grossing Movie Ever

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Avatar has toppled Titanic to become the highest-grossing movie with $1.859 billion compared to Titanic’s $1.843 billion and Avatar did it in 38 days.

The data, however, are not adjusted for inflation.

Ticket sales for Avatar got an additional boost from premium prices for 3-D screenings. Fox said 72 percent of worldwide sales come from 3-D engagements.

Now, James Cameron shares the honour of having two films in the all-time box-office Top 10 with Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson and Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski, except that he has the top two spots.

Avatar Smashes $1 Billion Worldwide

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Avatar became the fifth film to reach $1 billion worldwide as it reached $68.3 million domestically last weekend.

The other movies which have surpassed the $1 billion figure are “Titanic”, “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” and “The Dark Knight”.

Cameron is edging closer to become the only filmmaker to direct the two top-grossing movies globally.

Man Stuffs 16 Cockroaches into His Mouth

Sean Murphy, an employee at Preuss Pets in Lansing, Michigan, stuffed 16 Madagascar cockroaches into his mouth in order to break the Guinness World Records. The current world record is 11 cockroaches.

Murphy says he might try for 20 next year’s Halloween. Murphy is waiting for a response from Guinness World Records, which he expects in a matter of weeks.

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