Avatar Becomes the First Ever $2 Billion Dollar Movie

I continue to sound like a broken record here at the Reject Report with these box office results. Avatar is again the winner of the domestic weekend box office for the seventh weekend in a row with a haul of $30 million, easily beating Mel Gibson in Edge of Darkness by $13 million. What’s more, the movie has cracked $2 billion in the box office worldwide, the first motion picture in history to do so.

Its all-time worldwide gross is at $2,039,222,000 and counting. Moreover, its domestic haul is now up to $594 million and should set the “fastest-movie to-$600-million” record around the same day when it topples Titanic’s all-time domestic record. I know, I know — there’s still inflation, higher ticket prices, etc.

There isn’t much more about this movie’s performance that I need to say, I think, other than the fact that this movie continues to make money. It is still making a fortune week after week. I thought for sure it would dip below a $30 million haul, but it didn’t.

Overall, there were no real surprises at the box office this weekend, except maybe for the fact that Edge of Darkness didn’t pose more of a challenge to Avatar than it did. The results:

  1. Avatar – $30,000,000
  2. Edge of Darkness – $17,120,000
  3. When in Rome – $12,065,000
  4. The Tooth Fairy – $10,000,000
  5. The Book of Eli – $8,770,000
  6. Legion (2010) – $6,800,000
  7. The Lovely Bones – $4,735,000
  8. Sherlock Holmes – $4,510,000
  9. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel – $4,000,000
  10. It’s Complicated – $3,720,000

That is all for now. See you later this week with another Reject Report!

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