122109: Weekend Box Office

122109: Weekend Box Office

CGI Tops Weekend Box Office

The big budget sci flick Avatar premiered in first place over the weekend picking up an estimated $73 million despite the massive snowstorm on the East Coast that kept many people at home. Avatar, which cost an estimated $400 million to make and market, set a new record for a film opening in 3D, surpassing the $68.1 million earned earlier this year by the animated story Up. Avatar also grossed over $159 million outside the United States.

The previous box office champ, Disney’s The Princess and the Frog slipped to the number two spot. Did You Hear About The Morgans?, the new flick starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant, debuted in fourth place.

Top 10 Box Office With Estimates

  1. Avatar – $73 million
  2. The Princess and the Frog – $12.2 million
  3. The Blind Side – $10 million
  4. Did You Hear About The Morgans? – $7 million
  5. The Twilight Saga: New Moon – $4.4 million
  6. Invictus – $4.2 million
  7. Disney’s A Christmas Carol – $3.4 million
  8. Up in the Air – $3.1 million
  9. Brothers – $2.6 million
  10. Old Dogs – $2.3 million

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Dr. Rus

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