Avatar Captivates Weekend Audiences

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

I don’t think it was a question of if AVATAR was going to take the top spot at the box office, but rather how much the film would make.  The answer is $73 million.  Some will say that’s disappointing, but I think this film, like TITANIC, will have some serious staying power.  The film is a marvelous spectacle and everyone seems to be in awe over it.  That kind of word of mouth gets around and will keep the money rolling in for this film well into the new year.  Last week’s #1 film, THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG, managed $15 million this week, which was good enough for second place.  The only other new film this weekend was DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MORGANS, which took in $7 million.  Considering how little I heard about that film, I don’t think that’s too shabby.

Next week sees the release of all the big Christmas movies, including; IT’S COMPLICATED, SHERLOCK HOLMES, NINE and others.


1          Avatar             $73,000,000

2          The Princess and the Frog      $12,224,000

3          The Blind Side            $10,030,000

4          Did You Hear About the Morgans?   $7,000,000

5          The Twilight Saga: New Moon          $4,370,000

6          Invictus           $4,170,000

7          A Christmas Carol (2009)      $3,419,000

8          Up in the Air   $3,100,000

9          Brothers          $2,630,000

10        Old Dogs         $2,289,000

Source: Box Office Mojo

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