Monday, January 04, 2010 | Posted in

The movie Avatar by James Cameron still holds the box office title this week in the United States with more than $68,300,000 and a total $352,111,000 in 3 weeks and shown in 3,461 theaters.

Avatar is followed by Sherlock Holmes from Warner Bros. with $28,285,000 and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel with $36,600,000.

Avatar is a science fiction film written and directed by James Cameron, and starring Sam Worthington, Zoe SaldaƱa, Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang. The epic is set in the year 2154 on Pandora, a fictional Earth-like moon in a distant planetary system. Humans are engaged in mining Pandora's reserves of a precious mineral, while the Na'vi—the sapient and sentient race of humanoids indigenous to the moon—resist the colonists' expansion, which threatens the continued existence of the Na'vi and the Pandoran ecosystem. The film's title refers to the remotely controlled, genetically engineered human-Na'vi bodies used by the film's human characters to interact with the natives. (from Wikipedia)

The story of Avatar perhaps is closely related to what we are doing now on Earth and those which naturally resists the degradation of natural resources particularly being resisted by native inhabitants of certain countries.

Avatar is also available in 3D on selected theaters in the Philippines. The Avatar had so far earned an estimated of $133 million this week for a total of $667.7 million in 21 days. This is the fourth biggest movie earner of all time.

Below is the complete list of the Top 10 Films for this week (January 1-3 weekend)

  1. Avatar (20th Century Fox) - $68,300,000 ($352,111,000) - 3rd week
  2. Sherlock Holmes (Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution) - $38,385,000($140,675,000) - 2nd week
  3. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (20th Century Fox Distribution)  -  $36,600,000 ($157,345,000)  -  2nd week
  4. It's Complicated (Universal Pictures) - $18,700,000 ($59,105,000) - 2nd The Blind Side (Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution) - $12,650,000 ($209,052,000) - 7th week
  5. Up in the Air (Paramount Pictures) - $11,350,000 ($45,020,000) - 5th week
  6. The Princess and the Frog (Walt Disney Studios Distribution) - $10,013,000 ($86,085,000) - 6th week
  7. Did You Hear About the Morgans? (Sony Pictures Releasing) - $5,200,000 ($25,620,000) - 3rd week
  8. Nine (The Weinstein Company) - $4,250,000 ($14,047,000) - 3rd week
  9. Invictus (Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution) - $4,130,000 ($30,755,000) - 4th week



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