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'Avatar' Still Rules Box Office, Becomes America's Seventh-Highest Grosser

January 11, 2010 (2:47 am) GMT
The Sam Worthington-starring sci-fi has collected a total domestic cume of 430.8 million dollars, which surpassed the 423 million dollars tally by 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest'.

On its fourth weekend, "" came out unchallenged on North American Box Office. This James Cameron's sci-fi has managed to secure the top spot with $50.3 million, dropping only 26.6% in ticket sales. So far, the movie has collected $430.8 million domestically.

The number has made "Avatar" the 2009's highest grossing film in the U.S., beating out "". The -starring film, moreover, has passed "" and "" to become America's seventh-highest grosser all time. By the next weekend, "Avatar" is expected to jump four more spots to become No. 3 on the U.S. all-time list.

Earlier the week, on January 7, this big budget film has been claimed as the second-highest worldwide grosser ever with a total of $1.14 billion. It beat out 2003's "" which gained $1.12 billion tally worldwide.

Following "Avatar" was "", which still sat on the second place since it was released on December 25, 2009 and added another $16.58 million. Meanwhile, 20th Century Fox's "" secured the third position with $16.57 million, making a total domestic haul of $178.4 million.

The fourth place went to newcomer "", which has just been released on January 8. The 's vampire action flick collected $15.1 million. Rounding up the top five was "", which took in an approximately $11 million.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for January 8-10:

  1. "" - $50.3 million
  2. "" - $16.58 million
  3. "" - $16.56 million
  4. "" - $15.1 million
  5. "" - $11 million
  6. "" - $9.2 million
  7. "" - $7.5 million
  8. "" - $7.2 million
  9. "" - $6.9 million
  10. "" - $4.6 million

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