Avatar‘s $6.09 million Thursday pushed the film to a domestic cume of $380.54 million, past Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith for 10th all-time on the domestic list. The film’s worldwide cume stands at $1.138 billion (2nd all-time).
By the end of the weekend, Avatar will have easily passed the $400M mark and should settle somewhere at around the fifth to eighth all-time domestic performance. On the way past $400M, it’ll pass Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ($402.112 million) as the highest grossing film of 2009.
All-Time Domestic Box Office
- Titanic — $600,788,188
- The Dark Knight — $533,345,358
- Star Wars — $460,998,007
- Shrek 2 — $441,226,247
- E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial — $435,110,554
- Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace — $431,088,301
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest — $423,315,812
- Spider-Man — $403,706,375
- Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen — $402,111,870
- Avatar — $380,540,297
So look for Avatar to be at between $420M to $436M by the end of the weekend. Before the daily chart, here’s the latest Avatar vs. The Dark Knight chart [through day 21–click to enlarge]:
Once again, Avatar continues to slowly but surely catch up and has out-performed The Dark Knight on a daily basis since day nine. My prediction range for the total domestic take of Avatar still holds at $550-625 million.
Here’s the chart for Thursday.
|Rank||Movie||Thursday Gross||Percent Change from Wednesday||Theaters|
|4||Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel||$1,019,252||-13.5%||3,747|
|5||Up in the Air||$705,121||-15.6%
|6||The Blind Side||$638,217||-13.8%
|7||The Princess and the Frog||$385,907||-7.6%
|9||Did You Hear About the Morgans?||$328,449||-8.1%
Source: Box Office Mojo