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Monday January 11, 2010 11:21 pm

Box Office Breakdown: Avatar Leaps Further Up the Charts

Leap Year

Hear that sound? That’s knocking on Titanic‘s door.

Over the past three days, Fox’s sci-fi blockbuster padded another $50.3 million to its total, officially making it the top entry of 2009. (Sorry, !) The movie now stands directly behind Jim Cameron’s other film on the international charts ($1.34 billion compared to $1.84 billion) and is ranked 7th on the domestic charts. (The Dark Knight sits on that list at #2 with $533,345,358.)

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Of the three new entries in this weekend’s Top 10, only was able to crack the Top 5. The vampire movie starring Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe sucked in $15.1 million for a 4th place finish. Meanwhile, Leap Year - featuring Oscar nominee Amy Adams - scored just under $10 million for sixth place. Youth in Revolt, with its $6.9 million, earned a ninth place ranking.

  1. Avatar, 20th Century Fox, $50,306,217 (avg. $14,701)
  2. Sherlock Holmes, Warner Bros., $16,585,327 (avg. $4574)
  3. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, 20th Century Fox, $16,566,489 (avg. $4550)
  4. Daybreakers, Lionsgate, $15,146,692 (avg. $6003)
  5. It’s Complicated, Universal, $11,007,875 (avg. $3725)
  6. Leap Year, Universal, $9,202,815 (avg. $3665)
  7. The Blind Side, Warner Bros., $7,531,467 (avg. $2615)
  8. Up in the Air, Paramount, $7,159,294 (avg. $3228)
  9. Youth in Revolt, Dimension, $6,888,334 (avg. $3678)
  10. The Princess and the Frog, Disney, $4,651,156 (avg. $1775)

(You can review last week’s numbers here.)

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