Box Office Review: It's Finally Over!
After seven weeks as King of the World, Avatar was knocked from its perch by the maudlin Dear John. The phony love story brought in an obscene $32.4M in its debut weekend to best the Pocahontas rip-off ($23.6M | $630M). From Paris With Love disappointed in its first frame ($8.1M) while Edge of Darkness collapsed in week two ($7M | $29M). The Tooth Fairy -- to America's eternal shame -- is holding up well ($6.5M | $34.3M)
The embarrassing When in Rome led off the bottom half of the top ten ($5.5M | $20.8M). After that it was the okay The Book of Eli ($4.8M | $82.1M), the fantastic Crazy Heart ($3.6M | $11.1M), the worthless Legion ($3.4M | $34.6M) and the better-than-it-had-any-right-to-be Sherlock Holmes ($2.6M | $201.5M). In limited release, Red Riding Trilogy ($13,500 per theater) and Terribly Happy ($13,000) both enjoyed solid openings.