January 18, 2017  

'Avatar' Takes Fifth Week on Top of U.S. Box Office

January 18, 2010 (4:17 am) GMT
'The Book of Eli' cannot compete with the award-winning movie to claim the first spot, falling short by 10 million dollars.
'Avatar' Takes Fifth Week on Top of U.S. Box Office

"" has become the first film since 1999's "The Sixth Sense" to spend five weeks at the top of the U.S. box office after fighting off competition from 's new action film "".

James Cameron's sci-fi epic, which claimed six honors at the Critics Choice Movie Awards on Friday night, January 15, has now passed "Star Wars" to become the third biggest-grossing film in America. The movie is already the second most successful movie of all-time globally, behind Cameron's "".

"Avatar" grossed another $41.3 million at the U.S. box office at the weekend (Jan 15 - 17) - $10 million more than "", which opened in second place. "" made its wide-release debut and comes in at three on the new countdown, while "" and "" round out the new top five.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for January 15-17:

  1. "" - $41.3 million
  2. "" - $31.6 million
  3. "" - $17 million
  4. "" - $11.5 million
  5. "" - $9.8 million
  6. "" - $9.7 million
  7. "" - $7.6 million
  8. "" - $5.8 million
  9. "" - $5.5 million
  10. "" - $5.4 million

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