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Dear Avatar, I’ll Take The #1 Spot

Posted by , on February 7, 2010 at 1:13 pm 

In its eighth week, Avatar finally fell from the top of the box office, relinquishing number one to the debut Dear John.  The highest grossing film of all-time (unadjusted) finished with $23.6 million, nearly $10 million short of of the wartime drama, which totaled $32.4 million this weekend (Recall that Lost In Space ended Titanic‘s reign all those years ago).

James Cameron‘s cashcow has now raked in $630 million domestically.  From Paris With Love debuted in third with $8,120,000.

Of note, Crazy Heart cracked into the top 10, with $3,650,000 in its eighth week.  Riding the tails of its Best Actor and Best Song nominations (and probable victories), it had its highest grossing week.

Check out the top 10: (movie- weekend; total)

1. Dear John- $32,400,000; $32,400,000 (debut)

2. Avatar- $23,600,000; $630,093,000

3. From Paris With Love- $8,120,000; $8,120,000 (debut)

4. Edge of Darkness- $7,005,000; $29,097,000

5. Tooth Fairy- $6,500,000; $34,333,000

6. When in Rome- $5,504,000; $20,899,000

7. The Book of Eli- $4,835,000; $82,163,000

8. Crazy Heart- $3,650,000; $11,188,000

9. Legion- $3,400,000; $34,678,000

10. Sherlock Holmes- $2,630,000; $201,579,000

What do you think of Dear John usurping the thrown?  How long will the Avatar ball roll?


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