Avatar #1 For 5th Straight Weekend

There’s no question that the movie Avatar has been a smashing hit in movie theaters.  Having two versions – one regular viewing and one 3-D version – has been a great strategy for 20th Century Fox!

Avatar has remained No. 1 for the fifth-straight weekend raising its domestic total to $491.8 million and should top $500 million after revenues are counted on Martin Luther King Day, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Here’s more from Yahoo Movies:

James Cameron’s “Avatar” had a $41.3 million weekend to shoot past “Star Wars” as the No. 3 movie on the all-time domestic box office charts. Next stop, “The Dark Knight.”

No. 1 for the fifth-straight weekend, Cameron’s sci-fi saga raised its domestic total to $491.8 million and should top $500 million after revenues are counted on Martin Luther King Day, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Worldwide, 20th Century Fox’s “Avatar” lifted its total to $1.6 billion, second only to Cameron’s last movie, 1997’s “Titanic,” at $1.8 billion.

“One guy makes two movies in 10 years, and they’re by far the biggest movies of all time. That’s remarkable,” said Chris Aronson, head of distribution for the studio.