“Avatar” Continues Streak As Box Office Has Record-Breaking Weekend

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“Avatar” holds on to the number 1 spot at the box office despite a big Christmas opening for Robert Downey Jr.’s “Sherlock Holmes” and the box office had it’s highest total in quite some time. 

Over the 3 day weekend, people bought about $278 million in tickets, which was more than the $261 million that the box office made when “The Dark Knight Returns” opened.  It just shows, despite the bad economy, people want to go to the movies and be entertained.

1. Avatar: $75 million

2. Sherlock Holmes $65 million

3.  Alvin & The Chipmunks 2 $50 million

4.  It’s Complicated $22 million

5.  Up In The Air  $11 million

“Nine” only made a little over $5 million.  “Avatar” has taken in $212 million domestically. 

The industry is expecting the business to continue through the next weekend.-Dr.FB



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  • Aprilflower
    Posted at 13:35h, 28 December

    My nephew and I went see Alvin and Chipmunks 2 and we were surprised to see such massive crowds. I was like surely most of these people are here for Avatar and Sherlock Holmes .We arrived at the joint about 3:40 for a 4:20 showing and I thought we have time for the crowd to clear. Well the crowd never cleared and at 4:00pm I decided we better get in line to buy tickets. We finally get to front to be told seats are limited for Alvin but oh there are only two in your party oh you should be fine and I was like WHAT YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING ME. I didn’t realize the movies were such a big thing on Christmas Day. I was just glad my nephew got to see Alvin and the Chipmunks 2 which turned out to be a cute movie and appropriate for a 5 year old.

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