Avatar shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. The 3D sci-fi epic from James Cameron decreased just 19.9% from Sunday and improved an incredible 18.5% from its first Monday to gross $19,418,139 for the day.
As noted, Avatar now holds the mark for the second-highest non-Holiday Monday in box office history (behind The Dark Knight which grossed $24,493,313 on its first Monday). Total domestic cume for Avatar now stands at $232,129,323 ($642,993,860 worldwide).
Elsewhere in the box office, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel took second place with $12,096,892 ($87,685,940 cume) while Sherlock Holmes was third with an estimated $11.19 million ($73.58 million cume). Head on over the jump to see the daily chart.
|Rank||Movie||Monday Gross||Percent Change from Sunday||Theaters|
|2||Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel||$12,096,892||-20.1%||3,700|
|3||Sherlock Holmes (estimate)||$11,190,000||-29.5%||3,626|
|5||The Princess and the Frog||$3,071,216||-3.8%||3,475|
|6||The Blind Side (estimate)||$2,810,000||-19.0%||2,766|
|7||Up in the Air (estimate)||$2,264,000||-30.3%||1,895|
Source: Box Office Mojo