'Avatar' wins sixth straight weekend
By Adnan Tezer Jan 26, 2010, 3:27 GMT
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20th Century Fox and James Cameron's "Avatar" won the domestic box office weekend for the sixth straight week.
Earning $36 million for a domestic cumulative of $552.8 million, "Avatar" went past Warner Bros.' "The Dark Knight" with $533.3 million to become the second highest grossing film ever at the domestic box office. Domestically, it trails only Cameron’s "Titanic."
Overseas, the film became the all-time worldwide box office champion with an overseas cumulative of $1.29 billion passing Cameron’s "Titanic" which had held the overseas record with $1.24 billion.
According to Variety, "Avatar's" worldwide cumulative stands at $1.84 billion.
Sony's post-apocalyptic film "Legion" debuted at No. 2 with $18.2 million.
Warner Bros.' "Book of Eli" finished at No.3 with $17 million for a domestic cumulative of $62 million.
Fox’s "Tooth Fairy" opened at No. 4 with $14.5 million.
Paramount's "The Lovely Bones" finished No. 5 with $8.8 million for a domestic cumulative of $31.6 million.