Avatar grossed a very respectable $8.095 million on its third Monday. That pushes the film’s domestic tally to a massive $360.209 million through 18 days and an incredible $1.063 billion worldwide (#4 all-time, but it’ll pass #3 ‘Dead Man’s Chest’ tomorrow). The film had the best hold in the top 10, however this is its first day below $10M, snapping a record 17 straight days at above $10M (the previous record was 12).
Amazingly, Avatar will also hold the non-consecutive $10M+ day record as well, which was originally held by Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (15 days). Avatar is expected to have several more $10M+ days before all is said and done. Rounding out the top three, Sherlock Holmes remained in second place with $2.911 million (-60.4%), while Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel stayed in third place with $2.218 million (-71.6%). Head on over the jump for the daily chart.
|Rank||Movie||Monday Gross||Percent Change from Sunday||Theaters|
|3||Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel||$2,217,825||-71.6%||3,747|
|5||The Blind Side||$824,120||-65.1%||2,926|
|6||Up in the Air||$815,407||-62.1%||1,895|
|7||The Princess and the Frog||$707,307||-68.8%||3,328|
|8||Did You Hear About the Morgans?||$381,502||-61.1%||2,718|
|10||The Twilight Saga: New Moon||$314,436||-59.4%||1,527|
Source: Box Office Mojo