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Avatar, Holmes, Chipmunks Bring in Best Xmas B.O. Ever


Avatar, Holmes, Chipmunks Bring in Best Xmas B.O. Ever

If you needed more proof that audiences are hungrier than ever for Hollywood movies, this past weekend’s box-office numbers certainly delivered the goods. The three-day Christmas weekend brought in a total of of $278 million nationwide, with James Cameron’s sci-fi epic Avatar riding high at the top with a total of $212.2 million domestically and $405 million overseas. In addition, IMAX broke all its records as the giant format version of the movie earned $12.1 million around the world this weekend alone. According to, the film is #1 in 107 of 108 markets (#2 in India, behind a local title). Avatar is already the biggest Fox title of all time in Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam.

Meanwhile Guy Ritchie’s high-adrenaline version of Sherlock Holmes also posted excellent numbers, raking in $64.3 million and setting an impressive record of its own’the best Christmas Day debut ever. Fox’s other holiday movie, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel did really well on Wednesday and on Saturday’s matinee showings, with a total of $50.2 million weekend gross and a $77 five-day holiday. In other territories, the singing critter pic brought in $36.5 million in 22 markets’which was 2.6 times more than the first Chipmunks outing in 2007.

Disney’s Princess and the Frog continues to do respectable business, with a cume of $63.3M
in 3,475 runs theaters. The traditional 2D musical made about $8.6 million this weekend and finished at No. 9 at the box office.

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