James Cameron's "Avatar" dominated the North American box office for the fourth weekend in a row, earning $48.5 million and becoming the second-highest-grossing film of all time.
So far, Cameron's other mega-hit, "Titanic
," which remained No. 1 for 15 weeks straight and garnered $1.8
billion in global sales, is the only movie to top the $1.34
billion worldwide earnings of "Avatar."
But box-office watchers believe that as curious movie fans flood the theaters to catch the must-see sci-fi adventure, the "Avatar" aliens could sink "Titanic."
"I believe anything is possible with this picture. Nothing would surprise me," said Bert Livingston
, a 20th Century Fox
," starring Ethan Hawke
as a reluctant vampire, opened at No. 4 with an estimated weekend take of $15 million.
Two other newcomers, the romantic comedy "Leap Year
" and Michael Cera's
dorky-teen flick "Youth in Revolt
," landed in the sixth and ninth spots, earning $9.2 million and $7 million, respectively.
," starring Robert Downey Jr
. as the iconic sleuth, spent a third weekend at No. 2 with sales of $16.6 million, and "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
" was No. 3 for a third week with $16.3 million.
NY Daily News
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