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`Avatar' tops $500 million on domestic chart

James Cameron's "Avatar" continues to close in on his own box-office champ "Titanic."
/ Source: The Associated Press

James Cameron's "Avatar" continues to close in on his own box-office champ "Titanic."

"Avatar" took in $54.4 million over the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, raising its domestic total to $504.9 million.

On the all-time domestic chart, the sci-fi blockbuster trails only "The Dark Knight" at $533 million and "Titanic" at $600 million.

Worldwide, "Avatar" has taken in $1.6 billion, second only to "Titanic" at $1.8 billion.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Monday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Tuesday by are:

1. "Avatar," Fox, $54,401,446, 3,285 locations, $13,025 average, $504,868,451, five weeks.

2. "The Book of Eli," Warner Bros., $38,437,553, 3,111 locations, $10,540 average, $38,437,553, one week.

3. "The Lovely Bones," Paramount, $20,377,011, 2,563 locations, $6,635 average, $20,377,011, six weeks.

4. "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel," Fox, $15,305,808, 3,296 locations, $3,525 average, $196,397,451, four weeks.

5. "The Spy Next Door," Lionsgate, $12,877,043, 2,924 locations, $3,326 average, $12,877,043, one week.

6. "Sherlock Holmes," Warner Bros., $12,033,507, 3,173 locations, $3,117 average, $182,226,907, four weeks.

7. "It's Complicated," Universal, $9,622,810, 2,673 locations, $3,035 average, $90,174,635, four weeks.

8. "Leap Year," Universal, $7,071,470, 2,512 locations, $2,360 average, $18,772,640, two weeks.

9. "The Blind Side," Warner Bros., $6,972,350, 2,408 locations, $2,308 average, $228,181,615, nine weeks.

10. "Up in the Air," Paramount, $6,530,101, 2,107 locations, $2,584 average, $63,903,119, seven weeks.

11. "Daybreakers," Lionsgate, $6,132,472, 2,523 locations, $2,055 average, $25,320,873, two weeks.

12. "The Princess and the Frog," Disney, $4,004,707, 1,777 locations, $1,563 average, $97,534,038, eight weeks.

13. "Youth in Revolt," Weinstein, $3,560,912, 1,873 locations, $1,604 average, $12,699,944, two weeks.

14. "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus," Sony Pictures Classics, $1,316,438, 599 locations, $1,792 average, $5,068,329, four weeks.

15. "The Young Victoria," Apparition, $1,153,976, 418 locations, $2,274 average, $6,308,737, five weeks.

16. "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," Summit, $1,134,419, 724 locations, $1,283 average, $292,434,830, nine weeks.

17. "A Single Man," Weinstein, $1,026,546, 219 locations, $3,852 average, $3,473,045, six weeks.

18. "Invictus," Warner Bros., $992,625, 602 locations, $1,331 average, $35,161,677, six weeks.

19. "Crazy Heart," Fox Searchlight, $858,369, 47 locations, $13,776 average, $2,285,965, five weeks.

20. "Nine," Weinstein, $724,241, 422 locations, $1,378 average, $18,291,164, five weeks.


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Universal Pictures and Focus Features are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of General Electric Co.; Sony Pictures, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount and Paramount Vantage are divisions of Viacom Inc.; Disney's parent is The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is a division of The Walt Disney Co.; 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Fox Atomic are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a consortium of Providence Equity Partners, Texas Pacific Group, Sony Corp., Comcast Corp., DLJ Merchant Banking Partners and Quadrangle Group; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC Films is owned by Rainbow Media Holdings, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corp.; Rogue Pictures is owned by Relativity Media LLC; Overture Films is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corp.