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‘Call of Duty’ Reaches $1 Billion Faster Than ‘Avatar’

“Call of Duty: Black Ops II,” the latest installment in Activision Blizzard Inc.’s best-selling video-game franchise, topped $1 billion in retail sales within its first 15 days of release.

The sales figure, which relies on Chart-Track retail data, means “Call of Duty” reached $1 billion faster than the movie “Avatar,” the record holder for feature films, Activision said today in a statement. The previous installment in the series accomplished that same feat last year. It took 16 days to reach the $1 billion milestone, compared with 17 for “Avatar,” which came out in 2009.