Avatar puts up a Titanic challenge
James Cameron's Avatar continues to close in on the director's own box-office champion Titanic, according to new figures.
In the US, Avatar took in 54.4 million dollars over the four-day Martin Luther King Jr Day weekend, raising its domestic total to 504.9 million dollars, according to Hollywood.com.
On the all-time domestic chart, the sci-fi blockbuster trails only The Dark Knight at 533 million dollars and Titanic at 600 million.
Worldwide, Avatar has raked in 1.6 billion, second only to Titanic at 1.8 billion.
The Book Of Eli, The Lovely Bones, Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, The Spy Next Door, and Sherlock Holmes make up the top five films at US and Canadian theatres from Friday to Monday.