Avatar held steady on Tuesday as it passed the $250 million mark domestically with an impressive $18.291 million. That’s a decline of just 5.8% from the day prior and an incredible increase of 13.7% from the Tuesday prior. Coupled with last Tuesday’s performance ($16.086 million), Avatar now holds the 2nd and 3rd biggest non-opening Tuesday grosses.
Standing at $250.42 million domestically (and an updated $726.613 million worldwide), Avatar is tied for fifth-fastest in hitting the $250 million domestic mark, doing so in just 12 days. It also tied a record for most consecutive days at $10 million or above — tied with Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen — and has a very good chance at breaking the tie tomorrow.
Rounding out the top three, the kid-friendly Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel passed the century mark with a solid $12.532 million ($100.218 million cume), while Sherlock Holmes finished slightly behind in third place with an estimated $10.24 million ($83.82 million cume). Head on over the jump for the daily chart.
|Rank||Movie||Tuesday Gross||Percent Change from Monday||Theaters|
|2||Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel||$12,532,035||+3.6%||3,700|
|3||Sherlock Holmes (estimate)||$10,240,000||-8.5%||3,626|
|5||The Princess and the Frog||$3,364,477||+9.5%||3,475|
|6||The Blind Side (estimate)||$2,980,000||+6.0%||2,766|
|7||Up in the Air (estimate)||$2,226,000||-1.7%||1,895|
Source: Box Office Mojo