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Weekend Box Office (12/25-12/27): Avatar ($75.617M) Breaks 2nd Weekend Record, Sherlock Holmes 2nd ($62.304M), Alvin 2 3rd ($48.875M)

Avatar had another remarkable weekend for 20th Century Fox.  The 3D sci-fi epic from director James Cameron pulled in an extraordinary $75,617,183.  That’s a new record for a second weekend and down just 1.8% from the weekend prior ($77.025 million). Avatar grossed $23,095,046 on Friday, grew 10.8% on Saturday to $28,274,406 (a new best for the film) and had a better than expected Sunday hold — -14.2% — to $24,247,681.  Domestic cume stands at $212,711,184.

It did impressively overseas as well, adding another $152 million (down just 7.6%) and pushing its overseas total to $410,864,537 ($623,575,721 worldwide).

The second place finisher for the weekend was Sherlock Holmes, which beat expectations with a solid $62.304 million from 3,626 theaters, while  Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel rounded out the top three with a very respectable $48.875 from 3,700 theaters.

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