UPDATES ‘Avatar’ Crossed $800M Worldwide Thursday

avatar2 narrowSUNDAY AM UPDATE: Official numbers show  Avatar‘s projected North American cume, after only 17 days in release from 20th Century Fox, will be $352.1 million. And with an international cume of $670.2 million, its worldwide box office figure should be $1.02 billion coming out of this weekend. Yikes! Then again, James Cameron’s big budget technopic was helped by higher 3D ticket prices. It had an amazing 3rd weekend hold of 10%, reflecting word of mouth. And the film already is the second highest grossing film released in 2009. Hollywood.com says the IMAX showings were off the chart with a global cume of $66.4 million — the highest ever for an initial IMAX release. As a Fox exec just gushed to me: “Mr. Cameron was king of the world but now has dominion over the universe. And he will own the top two slots on the worldwide all-time box office list!” Meanwhile, Warner Bros’ Sherlock Holmes will have a domestic cume of $140.6M in 10 days, while Fox’s Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel should see $157.3M after 12 days in theaters.

Here’s the Top 10:

1. AVATAR (Fox) [3,461 runs] Week 3 – Cume $352.1M
Friday $25M, Saturday $25.8M, Weekend $68.3M
2. SHERLOCK HOLMES (Warner Bros) [3,626] Week 2 – Cume $140.6M
Friday $14.8M, Saturday $14.4M, Weekend $38.3M
3. ALVIN SQUEAKQUEL (Fox) [3,747] Week 2 – Cume $157.3M
Friday $13M, Saturday $14.3M, Weekend $36.6M
4. IT’S COMPLICATED (Universal) [2,897] Week 1 – Cume $59.1M
Friday $7.1M, Saturday $7.6M, Weekend $18.7M
5. THE BLIND SIDE (Warner Bros) [2,926] Week 7 – Cume $209M
Friday $4.5M, Saturday $4.9M, Weekend $12.6M
6. UP IN THE AIR (Paramount) [1,895] Week 5 – Cume $45M
Friday $4M, Saturday $4.4M, Weekend $11.3M
7. PRINCESS & THE FROG (Disney) [3,328] Week 6 – Cume $86M
Friday $3.7M, Saturday $4M, Weekend $10M
8. MORGANS? (Sony) [2,718] Week 3 – Cume $25.6M
Friday $1.9M, Saturday $2M, Weekend $5.2M
9. NINE (The Weinstein Co) [1,412] Week 3 – Cume $14M
Friday $1.45M, Saturday $1.5M, Weekend $4.2M
10. INVICTUS (Warner Bros) [2,160] Week 4 – Cume $30.7M
Friday $1.47M, Saturday $1.6M, Weekend $4.1M

Limited Runs
3 IDIOTS (Big Picture) [119] Week 2 – Cume $4.8M
Friday $633K, Saturday $550K, Weekend $1.5M
BROTHERS (Relativity/Lionsgate) [858] Week 5 – Cume $27.5M
Friday $480K, Saturday $500K, Weekend $1.2M
THE YOUNG VICTORIA (Apparition) [165] Week 3 – Cume $2.5M
Friday $315K, Saturday $360K, Weekend $935K
PRECIOUS (Lionsgate) [629] Week 9 – Cume $43.5M
Friday $340K, Saturday $380K, Weekend $950K
THE ROAD (Weinstein Co) [306] Week 6 – Cume $6.7M
Friday $211K, Saturday $205K, Weekend $560K
A SINGLE MAN (Weinstein Co) [46] Week 4 – Cume $1.7M
Friday $177K, Saturday $189K, Weekend $508K
IMAGINARIUM OF DR PARNASSUS (Sony Classics) [48] Wk 2 – Cume $1M
Friday $144K, Saturday $132K, Weekend $372K
BROKEN EMBRACES (Sony Classics) [71] Week 7 – Cume $1.9M
Friday $149K, Saturday $163K, Weekend $435K
CRAZY HEART (Fox Searchlight) [12] Week 3 – Cume $716K
Friday $83K, Saturday $88K, Weekend $235K
THE LOVELY BONES (Paramount) [3] Week 4 – Cume $383K
Friday $27K, Saturday $24K, Weekend $65K
THE WHITE RIBBON (Sony Classics) [3] NEW – Cume $86K
Friday $22K, Saturday $21K, Weekend $60K
THE LOSS OF A TEARDROP DIAMOND (Paladin) [6] NEW – Cume $30K
Friday $6K, Saturday $9K, Weekend $23K

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