Sunday, December 20, 2009

Top 10 at the Weekend Box Office

  • Click on the chart to enlarge.
  • James Cameron's Avatar soared to No. 1 with $73 million domestically and $159.2 million overseas, for a $232.2 million worldwide total. The film cost an estimated $400 million to make.
  • A massive snowstorm on the East Coast kept many people at home, cutting into overall weekend movie business -- and preventing Avatar from breaking the December opening record of $77.2 million set two years ago by Will Smith's I Am Legend.
  • A review of Up in the Air can be found by clicking on the Film Reviews archive image at left.
  • All figures are industry estimates. Actual figures are released on Monday.
  • Monday, 12/21 Update -- Avatar tally bumped up from $73 million to $77 million
  • Sources: Nielsen EDI,, AP, Variety
  • Reviews of Brothers and It's Complicated (opening Christmas Day) will be posted here soon.

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