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Avatar still on top globally in ninth week

MUMBAI: James Cameron‘s Avatar has emerged numero uno globally with a collection of $ 59 million from 8,543 screens in seventy one markets in its ninth week.


Cameron‘s blockbuster epic in 3D pushed its record-setting overseas gross total to $1.690 billion and its unprecedented worldwide total to $2.350 billion.The 20th Century Fox release was the sole holdover in the weekend‘s top five titles.
 


Topping market for Avatar in the weekend was Japan that generated $5.8 million from 569 spots drawing $121.9 million. Other big markets in order of market total are France ($156.4 million), China ($155.5 million), Germany ($125.3 million), the UK (124.4 million) and Russia ($108.5 million.)


Warner Bros‘ Valentine‘s Day followed Avatar in the second spot kicking off its foreign run at 4,562 venues in 52 markets for a weekend tally of $30.4 million at an average of $6,664 per-screen.


The Garry Marshall romantic comedy opened strongest in Australia (No. 1 with $6.4 million from 373 sites), the UK (No. 2 with $4.7 million from 432 spots) and Germany ($2.5 million from 410 sites). Domestically, in the US, the film grossed $52.3 million in the weekend.


Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief opened in the third spot.


It grossed $28 million from 5,800 screens in 40 territories. It secured the No. 1 spot in South Korea, Brazil, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia and Venezuela.
 

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