'Avatar' wins fifth straight week
By Adnan Tezer Jan 19, 2010, 1:14 GMT
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Twentieth Century Fox's "Avatar" won its fifth straight box office weekend and fought off some stiff competition.
The James Cameron film grossed $41.3 million for a domestic cumulative of $491.8 million. It should cross the $500 million mark later this week and become the third film to gross over $500 million domestically joining Cameron's "Titanic" and "The Dark Knight."
According to Variety, its current worldwide cumulative is $1.6 billion, meaning that in the next two weeks it should surpass Cameron's "Titanic" to become the highest-grossing film of all time. "Titanic" had a final worldwide cumulative of $1.8 billion.
Warner Bros.' "The Book of Eli" starring Denzel Washington debuted at No. 2 with $31.6 million.
Paramount's Peter Jackson-directed "The Lovely Bones" placed No.3 with $17 million in its first weekend of expanded release. The cumulative for the film stands at $17.5 million after five weeks of release.
Twentieth Century Fox's "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" placed No.4 with $11.5 million for a cumulative of $192.6 million.
Warner Bros.' "Sherlock Holmes" placed No. 5 with $9.8 million for a domestic cumulative of $180 million.