For the fourth consecutive week, 20th Century Fox’s Avatar takes the number one spot and adds an additional $48.5 million to the blockbuster’s domestic gross, bringing the grand total to $429 million. The film already hit the billion-dollar mark worldwide, and remains in second place in highest worldwide gross only to writer-director James Cameron’s other mega-hit—and last full-length directorial effort—Titanic.
Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes and Betty Thomas’ Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel followed suit and remained in the number two and three spots, bringing in $16.6 and $16.3 respectively. Lionsgate’s new thriller, Daybreakers opened at the number four spot with $15 million and Universal’s romantic comedy, It’s Complicated fell to the number five spot with $11 million.
Next week, Brian Levant’s Jackie Chan vehicle The Spy Next Door and the Hughes brothers’ The Book of Eli open, but most likely all eyes will remain on Avatar and whether or not Cameron can top the success of Titanic; $511.8 million to go for the worldwide record and only $171.8 million to match the domestic gross of Cameron’s last picture.