Monday, December 28, 2009

2009 Christmas Weekend the Biggest in Box Office History

It’s no secret that people love going to the movies during the holidays, whether it’s to share an experience with loved ones or to escape from all of that togetherness for a few hours. But, Variety reports, the 2009 Christmas weekend was the biggest domestic box office weekend of all time.

Weekend ticket sales reached an estimated record-breaking $280 million, led by James Cameron’s Avatar, which earned $75 million in its second weekend of release. The number two film was Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes, which opened to $65.4 million. In third place was Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel with $50.2 million.

In other Avatar news, the film has earned $212.3 million domestically with a worldwide total of $617.3 million in its first 10 days of release. Having seen the film, I can safely say it’s earned every cent.

Look for my full Avatar review later this week.

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