'Avatar' good for a seventh straight week
By Adnan Tezer Feb 1, 2010, 19:05 GMT
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20th Century Fox's "Avatar" won the domestic box office for the seventh week in a row, taking in $30 million.
James Cameron's film easily outlasted the No. 2 film, Warner Bros.' Mel Gibson film "Edge of Darkness," which opened with $17.1 million.
According to Variety, "Avatar's" domestic gross is up to $594.5 million, combined with $1.45 billion internationally, for a worldwide cumulative that has passed the $2 billion mark.
Last weekend, "Avatar" became the all-time highest grosser worldwide, leaving only the domestic figure to beat. Cameron's film remains a little under the $600.8 million domestic record set by "Titanic" in 1998, but that should also fall by midweek.
Disney’s romantic comedy "When in Rome" came in No.3 with an opening of $12.1 million.
Fox's Dwayne Johnson film "Tooth Fairy" came in No.4 with $10 million for a domestic cumulative of $26.1 million.
Warner's "Book of Eli" came in No.5 with $8.8 million for a domestic cumulative of $74.4 million.