Box Office Review: Geez! Avatar Again?
Jesus, will Cameron every stop fucking yelling? | Photo courtesy of qnibert00 via flickr/span>
Avatar continued its long slog towards ultimately topping Titanic by easily winning this weekend's box-office race ($48.5M | $429M). Sherlock Holmes was a very distant second but has proven to be a solid hit for Guy Ritchie ($16.6M | $165.1M). Unfortunately, the same can be said for Dumb Fucking Chipmunk Movie which is still bringing in unfit parents and their bratty kids ($16.3M | $178.1M). Daybreakers was the best performer of the films released this weekend ($15M) while It's Complicated managed to top ($11M | $76.3M) another newbie, the crappy Leap Year ($9.1M).
The Blind Side looks like it will never leave the top 10 ($7.7M | $219.1M) while Up in the Air continues to make solid bank ($7.1M | $54.7M). It will need to continue doing so if it hopes to challenge Avatar for money-conscious Oscar votes. Michael Cera's Youth in Revolt had a decent debut ($7M) and is worth your ticket money. On a side note, what's most disheartening about the success of Dumb Fucking Chipmunk Movie is that it's likely come at the expense of The Princess and the Frog ($4.7M | $92.6M). In limited release, Crazy on the Outside was a bomb ($1005 per theater) while Sweetgrass was solid ($10,400 per).