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Wednesday Box Office (1/6/2010): Avatar $6.9M ($33M Worldwide); Now 2nd Highest Grossing Film of All-Time

And then there was one.  With Wednesday’s $6.909 million domestic gross ($33M overall worldwide), Avatar has reached $374.446 million domestically and $757.307 million overseas.  That pushes the film to $1.132 billion worldwide which is now 2nd best all-time (passing ‘Return of the King”s $1.119 billion).

In the history of the box office, only Titanic ($1.843 billion) has grossed more (unadjusted for inflation). Head on over the jump to see how much closer Avatar has gotten to surpassing The Dark Knight for 2nd best domestically.

Before the daily chart, here’s the latest Avatar vs. The Dark Knight chart [through day 20–click to enlarge]:

Slowly but surely, Avatar is catching up.  This coming weekend will be very key to deciding how far Avatar ultimately reaches and whether or not it passes up Titanic on the domestic chart ($600.788 million). My prediction range still holds at $550-625 million.

Here’s the daily chart for Wednesday.

Rank Movie Wednesday Gross Percent Change from Tuesday Theaters
1 Avatar $6,909,167 -5.7% 3,461
2 Sherlock Holmes $2,319,326 -14.2% 3,6,26
3 It’s Complicated $1,593,350 -8.3%
4 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel $1,177,774 -24.2%
5 Up in the Air $835,243 -8.3%
6 The Blind Side $740,164 -3.7%
7 The Princess and the Frog $417,450 -20.6%
8 Nine $368,581 -11.0%
9 Did You Hear About the Morgans? $357,386 -15.0%
10 Invictus $302,422 -4.9%

Source: Box Office Mojo