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AVATAR Rules!!!!…….Worldwide Box office breaks $1Billion……in Three weeks!

…….AVATAR is still a long way from breaking a profit since the movie cost a whopping $280 million to produce, $150 Million for worldwide marketing and distribution…..since the studio loop off almost 505 of the gross and the theatre’s get their take…the movie has probably only stared to show a small profit for its producers……20th Century Fox, Dune Entertainment and Ingenious Film Partners……

The movie is doing better outside the United States than in…..”Avatar” is already the highest-grossing film of all time in Russia, the fourth highest in Spain and Australia, and the second-biggest U.S. movie ever in France, India and South Korea. It opens on Monday in China, an increasingly lucrative market for effects-laden tent-pole films, and on Jan. 15 in Italy.

Here’s the numbers for the top ten movies in the domestic box offices……..

1. “Avatar” (Fox/Dune/Ingenious): $68.3 million, down 10%. Domestic total: $352.1 million. Foreign total: $670.2 million.

2. “Sherlock Holmes” (Warner Bros./Village Roadshow): $38.4 million, down 38%. Domestic total: $140.7 million. Foreign total: $88.3 million

3. “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel” (Fox/New Regency): $36.6 million, down 25%. Domestic total: $157.4 million. Foreign total: $99.1 million.

4. “It’s Complicated” (Universal/Relativity): $18.7 million, down 15%. Domestic total: $59.1 million. Foreign total: $13.8 million.

5. “The Blind Side” (Warner Bros./Alcon): $12.7 million, up 10%. Domestic total: $209.1 million.

6. “Up in the Air” (Paramount/Montecito): $11.4 million, up 1%. Domestic total: $45 million.

7. “The Princess and the Frog” (Disney): $10 million, up 11%. Domestic total: $86.1 million.

8. “Did You Hear About the Morgans?” (Sony/Relativity): $5.2 million, up 4%. Domestic total: $25.6 million.

9. “Nine” (The Weinstein Co./Relativity): $4.3 million, down 22%. Domestic total: $14 million.

10. “Invictus” (Warner Bros./Spyglass): $4.1 million, up 2%. Domestic total: $30.8 million.

January 3, 2010 - Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Family, Fiction, Media, Men, Military, Movies, Music, Travel, Updates, Women | , , , ,

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