Box Office Review: This Is Getting Ridiculous!
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Avatar continued its inevitable crawl towards history, taking in a robust $36M ($552M) to pass The Dark Knight in domestic receipts and Titanic on the international front. By next Monday, it should be the all-time box-office champ (not accounting for inflation, of course, in which case Gone With The Wind would be the easy winner and Avatar would be a mere 26th). The awful Legion had a respectable opening to place 2nd ($18.2M), just ahead of last week's runner-up The Book of Eli ($17M | $62M). Thankfully, The Tooth Fairy underwhelmed in its debut ($14.5M) while The Lovely Bones rounded out the top 5 ($8.8M | $31.6M).
Sherlock Holmes continues to do solid business ($7.1M | $191.5M). The same can't be said for Extraordinary Measures which looks like a bomb after just one week ($7M). Sadly, Dumb Fucking Chipmunk Movie continues to steal hard-earned treasure from stupid Americans ($6.5M | $204.2M). It's Complicated is turning out to be a solid hit for Nancy Meyers ($6.1M | $98.6M). Maybe she should direct the next Jackie Chan movie since The Spy Next Door looks like a turkey ($4.7M | $18.7M). In limited release, The Girl on the Train ($10,000 per venue) and Creation ($7429) had decent openings. To Save a Life, however, did not ($3401).