James Cameron's 3-D sci-fi film Avatar smashed the $1.8 billion box office record set by the filmmaker's previous movie Titanic - with video.
Maestros to give lesson in 3D magic at Media Summit
If anyone has proved the current buzz around 3D entertainment is more than just hype, it is James Cameron.
The film director's 3D science fiction movie Avatar is the world's top-grossing film, having smashed the record set by his previous movie Titanic.
Avatar has earned US$2.8 billion (Dh10.28bn) in worldwide box office takings, compared with $1.8bn for Titanic.
Mr Cameron will be giving a masterclass in 3D film at next week's Abu Dhabi Media Summit, along with Carlos Saldanha, the director of the Ice Age series, and Jim Gianopulos, the chief executive of Fox Filmed Entertainment.
Films directed by Mr Cameron and Mr Saldanha have grossed more than a total of $8bn.
Mr Saldanha's most recent movie, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, was also available in 3D, and took almost $900 million worldwide. His next movie, Rio, will also be shot in 3D.
Total box office grossing for both directors: $8,009,615,981
Carlos Saldhana – Worldwide gross box office takings
2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – $886,686,817
2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown $655,388,158
2005 Robots – $260,718,330
2002 Ice Age (co-director) – $383,257,136
James Cameron – Worldwide gross box office takings
2009 Avatar –$2,782,206,970
1997 Titanic – $1,843,201,268
1994 True Lies – $378,882,411
1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day – $519,843,345
1989 The Abyss – $90,000,098
1986 Aliens – $131,060,248
1984 The Terminator –$78,371,200
Source:IMDb/Box Office Mojo