Although Avatar‘s $3.793 million Wednesday marks the first time the 3D sci-fi epic has dipped below the $4M mark, it was a drop of only 9.5% from Tuesday. The film’s domestic cume now stands at $512.852M, and it continues to be on pace to pass The Dark Knight ($533.345M) and Titanic‘s $600.788M to become #1 on the all-time best domestic chart. More analysis and the daily chart after the jump.
Worldwide, Avatar stands at an incredible $1.686 billion, also well on its way to beating Titanic‘s record ($1.843B). Over the course of the last week alone (Thursday, January 14th-Wednesday, January 20th), Avatar added $266 million worldwide.
Finishing in second place for the day was the Hughes brothers’ The Book of Eli which held up well on its first Wednesday, dropping 18.3% to $2.033M ($42.959M domestic cume). And in third place was Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones with $734,680 ($22.06M domestic cume / $29.162M worldwide cume).
Daily Box Office Chart for Wednesday, January 20, 2010
|Rank||Movie||Wednesday Gross||Percent Change from Tuesday||Theaters|
|2||The Book of Eli||$2,033,108||-18.3%
|3||The Lovely Bones||$734,680||-22.5%
|6||Up in the Air||$452,287||-10.9%||2,107|
|7||The Blind Side||$409,278||-8.5%
|9||Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel||$383,238||-29.8%||3,296|
Source: Box Office Mojo