'Avatar' Tops Box Office in Sixth Week, Passing 'Titanic' Overseas Record

'Avatar' Tops Box Office in Sixth Week, Passing 'Titanic' Overseas Record

The big budget sci-fi has added another $34.9 million to its domestic haul, while its total international cume of $1.288 billion has passed 'Titanic' offshore record of $1.242 billion.

For six consecutive weekends, "Avatar" has taken the top position on North American Box Office. The James Cameron's movie has added $34.9 million to its domestic haul, making it a total of $551.7 million so far. The number has passed "The Dark Knight" domestic cume of $533 million, but it is still about $49 million away to break "Titanic" record of $601 million.

Though in domestic market "Avatar" is still behind "Titanic", the big budget sci-fi has beaten another record by the Kate Winslet-starring drama, being crowned as the biggest-grossing offshore title in movie history. On Saturday, January 23, the Sam Worthington-starring film has taken in $1.288 billion overseas, exceeding by $46 million "Titanic" 13-year international record of $1.242 billion, so The Hollywood Reporter claimed.

Back on this weekend Box Office chart, newcomer "Legion" made a blast by landing the second place. This Paul Bettany's thriller which was released on Friday, January 22 has collected $17.5 million. Meanwhile, "The Book of Eli" which became the runner-up last week only managed to secure the third spot with an estimated $15.7 million.

On the fourth place there was another newcomer "Tooth Fairy". This drama comedy starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has earned an estimated $14 million on its debut weekend. Rounding up the top five was "The Lovely Bones", which raked in an additional $8.4 million.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for January 22-24:

  1. "Avatar" - $34.9 million
  2. "Legion" - $17.5 million
  3. "The Book of Eli" - $15.7 million
  4. "Tooth Fairy" - $14 million
  5. "The Lovely Bones" - $8.4 million
  6. "Sherlock Holmes" - $6.6 million
  7. "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" - $6.4 million
  8. "Extraordinary Measures" - $6 million
  9. "It's Complicated" - $5.8 million
  10. "The Spy Next Door" - $4.6 million
*UPDATE: When the final figures came out on Monday, January 25, "Extraordinary Measures" dropped another slot to the eighth. Hence, it swapped place with "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel", which now secured the seventh position on the chart.

© AceShowbiz.com

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