Avatar Takes Fourth Weekend

It was no surprise again, as James Cameron's Avatar took the top place in it's fourth weekend, with just under $50 million. It is now the biggest movie of 2009, domestically, surpassing Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen's $402 million. This makes Avatar right behind 6th place, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace's $431 million, on the all-time list for domestic grosses. Thus, pushing it in targeting range of The Dark Knight's $533 million, to takeover second place.

On the worldwide spectrum, Avatar is ranked number 2, with $1.34 billion total, behind Titanic's $1.8 billion (Hrm.... somebody is making some money).

In other news, Daybreakers, debuted in 4th place with $15 million... Leap Year, with a little over $9 million and Youth In Revolt with a palsy $7 million.

Weekend Estimates:
Avatar: $48.5 million ($429 million total)
Sherlock Holmes: $16.6 million ($165.2 million total)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel: $16.3 million ($178.2 million total)
Daybreakers: $15 million ($15 million total)
It's Complicated: $11 million ($76.4 million total)

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Here come the slew of 2010 movies. And well, it looks like Avatar will probably steam roll right over them.

Why it might be a hit: Cool interesting, post-apocalyptic twist on the Vampire genre. And vampires are hot right now.
Why it might tank: Well, teen vampires and werewolves are hot right now.

Leap Year
Why it might be a hit: Amy Adams creates very likable characters.
Why it might tank: No matter how many times I see the commercial, it still looks flat.

Youth in Revolt
Why it might be a hit: Awkwardly funny Michael Cera in his own vehicle.
Why it might tank: The more I see the commercial it gets less and less funny.

My Predictions:
Avatar: $52 million
Sherlock Holmes: $18
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel: $17
Daybreakers: $16 million
It's Complicated: $10 million

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