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‘Avatar’ at top of US box office for sixth week

New York, Jan 25 (Calcutta Tube) Science fiction epic ‘Avatar’ continues to dominate the US box office, leading ticket sales for the sixth-straight weekend.

James Cameron’s 3D story of blue-skinned aliens earned $36 million on the weekend, and has brought in a total of $552 million in the US alone since opening. The hit has surpassed the Batman film ‘The Dark Knight’ (533 million) for second place on the all-time highest earning movies, but still trails Cameron’s 1997 hit ‘Titanic’ (601 million).

On the weekend, horror flick ‘Legion’ opened at second place with $18.2 million. ‘The Book of Eli’ starring Denzel Washington as a post apocalyptic hero fell to third place with $17 million.

Comedy ‘Tooth Fairy’ with $14.5 million and ‘The Lovely Bones’ with $8.8 million rounded out the top five.

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