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Arts and Entertainment

Box Office Review: Avatar, Take Two!

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I am sooo gonna bone this alien chick! | Photo courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

For the second week in a row, Avatar blew away the competition to easily capture the box-office crown ($75M | $212.2M). It's presumed challenger, Sherlock Holmes was a distant second ($65.3M) while Dumb Fucking Chipmunk Movie made an obscene amount of money ($50.2M) (presumably, from moronic families trying to keep their bratty kids quiet for a few hours). Adult "comedy" (e.g. not funny) It's Complicated had a decent weekend ($22.1M) while the superb Up in the Air surged in its first weekend of wide release ($11.7M | $24.5M).

The second half of the top ten was led by the reliable The Blind Side ($11.7M | $184.3M). After that it was the admirable The Princess and the Frog ($8.6M | $63.3M), the admirable failure Nine ($5.5M | $5.9M), the dreadful Did You Hear About the Morgans ($5M | $15.5M) and the, uh, well dull Invictus ($4.3M | $23.3M). The limited release slate had only one entrant this weekend: Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus. Heath Ledger's last film raked in a solid $32,500 per theater and is definitely worth your theater dollars. Go see it!

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