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Avatar breaks more records

Writer: Lai Swee Wei


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)
Malaysia
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
Singapore
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

Cinema Online, 12 January 2010

Related Movies:
CARRIERS (07 Jan 2010)
OLD DOGS (07 Jan 2010)
CIRQUE DU FREAK: THE VAMPIRE'S ASSISTANT (31 Dec 2009)
SHERLOCK HOLMES (24 Dec 2009)
ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS 2: THE SQUEAKQUEL (24 Dec 2009)
BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS (Mandarin) (18 Dec 2009)
DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MORGANS? (31 Dec 2009)
The TREASURE HUNTER (Mandarin) (24 Dec 2009)
The IMAGINARIUM OF DR PARNASSUS (01 Jan 2010)
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY (07 Jan 2010)
JU-ON: WHITE GHOST AND BLACK GHOST (Japanese) (07 Jan 2010)

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