Avatar Boxoffice - How Much Has Avatar Made 2009 Information. Running in second week, James Cameron’s effects-extravaganza Avatar took in $75 million to top the gross-chart. 20th Century Fox has lost just 2 percent in ticket sales, from the movie’s opening gross. The movie has raked in $212.3 million in just two weeks.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon fell out of the top ten this weekend. At #11, theChris Weitz-directed supernatural romance earned $3 million for a total of $280.9 million. This second installment of the Twilight franchise stars Robert Pattinson,Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner.
It’s been record-breaking Christmas weekend this year; also remarkable is that three films — Avatar, Sherlock Holmes, Alvin and the Chipmunks – reached the No. 1 spot at some point during the week. As a plus, Avatar dropped only 2.6 percent compared to last weekend, and indication the film will continue to deliver strong earnings next week.
Disney’s The Princess and the Frog took a big dive and landed in seventh place, pulling $8.6 million for a total of $63.3 million. Following at No. 8 was Rob Marshall’s all-star musical Nine, which finished the weekend with a disappointing $5.5 million.Nine stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench,Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, Fergie, and Sophia Loren.
Sony’s new Sarah Jessica Parker-Hugh Grant comedy Did You Hear About the Morgans? slipped to ninth place with $5 million, reaching a meager domestic total of $15.5 million after three weeks in release. Clint Eastwood’s rugby drama Invictus, starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon, rounded out the top 10 with $4.3 million (a disappointing $23.3 million total)