Avatar breaks more records

Will "Avatar" break "Titanic"'s all time highest-grossing record?

12 Jan – "Avatar" generated US$50.3 million over the North American weekend box office (Jan 7-10), breaking the record for biggest fourth weekend gross previously held by "Titanic"'s US$28.7 million. According to Box Office Mojo, the film also shattered the fourth week record internationally, raking in US$150.5 million from 110 countries (except Italy, where it opens 15 Jan).

The weekend amount made "Avatar" the top-grossing movie of 2009 with US$430.8 million in four weeks, beating "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen", as well as the seventh-highest grossing picture of all time, surpassing "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest". Currently, "Avatar"'s worldwide tally stood at US$1.34 billion, marching ever closer to "Titanic"'s US$1.84 billion all time benchmark.

Box office takings for the weekend just gone
(Jan 7-10)
1. Avatar
2. Old Dogs
3. Sherlock Holmes
4. Alvin And The Chipmunks 2
5. Paranormal Activity
6. Ju-on: White Ghost & Black Ghost
7. The Imaginarium Of Dr Parnassus
8. Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
9. Merantau Warrior
10. Carriers
1. Avatar
2. Sherlock Holmes
3. Did You Hear About The Morgans?
4. Alvin and the Chipmunks 2
5. Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
6. Invictus
7. Old Dogs
8. The Treasure Hunter
9. Bodyguards and Assassins
10. The Fourth Kind

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