Weekend Receipts: Avatar Sees You, Raises $49 Mil

Another spectacular weekend overseas puts Avatar $460 million short of Titanic for the all-time box office record -- so close! Domestically, its $49 million haul puts it at seventh-highest grosser of all time, poised to overtake Star Wars in a matter of days. On the flipside of the equation, critically trounced McChick flick Leap Year (womanly, yes, but I hate it, too!) pooped in its pot o' gold, while two-times-the-Cera didn't prove to be two-times-the-cash for the underperforming Youth in Revolt, no matter how mercilessly he tickled our belly buttons from the inside. Hard numbers are after the jump.

1. Avatar

Gross: $48,500,000 (cume: $429,040,000)

Screens: 3,422 (PSA: $14,173)

Weeks: 4 (Change: -29.2%)

2. Sherlock Holmes

Gross: $16,610,000 (cume: $165,178,000)

Screens: 3,626 (PSA: $4,581)

Weeks: 3 (Change: -54.6%)

3. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

Gross: $16,300,000 (cume: $178,184,000)

Screens: 3,641 (PSA: $4,477)

Weeks: 3 (Change: -53.7%)

4. Daybreakers

Gross: $15,000,000 (cume: $76,370,000)

Screens: 2,523 (PSA: $5,945)

Weeks: 1 (Change: -15.4%)

5. It's Complicated

Gross: $11,007,000 (cume: $76,370,000)

Screens: 2,955 (PSA: $3,725)

Weeks: 3 (Change: -41.5%)

6. Leap Year

Gross: $9,165,000

7. The Blind Side

Gross: $7,750,000

8. Up in the Air

Gross: $7,100,000

9. Youth in Revolt

Gross: $7,000,000

10. The Princess and the Frog

Gross: $4,700,000

[All figures courtesy of Box Office Mojo.]

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