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January 4, 2010

MOVIES: ‘Avatar’ rules with $68.3M, tops $1B worldwide

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“Leave it to James Cameron to do this. To not only set the technical world on fire, the visual world on fire, but also the box-office world on fire 12 years after ‘Titanic,”’ said Paul Dergarabedian, box-office analyst for Hollywood.com.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Final figures will be released Monday.

1. “Avatar,” $68.3 million.

2. “Sherlock Holmes,” $38.4 million.

3. “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel,” $36.6 million.

4. “It’s Complicated,” $18.7 million.

5. “The Blind Side,” $12.7 million.

6. “Up in the Air,” $11.4 million.

7. “The Princess and the Frog,” $10 million.

8. “Did You Hear About the Morgans?”, $5.2 million.

9. “Nine,” $4.3 million.

10. “Invictus,” $4.1 million.

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