“Avatar” has become a phenomenon. The epic adventure held onto the title of number one movie in the U.S. for the sixth straight week. This weekend, “Avatar” sold an estimated $36 million in theater tickets, bringing its total domestic take to $552.7 million. Amazing!!
Second place goes to a newcomer, the supernatural thriller, “Legion,” which debuted with around $18.2 million. Paul Bettany and Dennis Quaid star in this action fantasy about a fallen angel fighting to protect humankind. Another film with religious overtones, “The Book of Eli” landed in third with $17 million.
The new movie, “Tooth Fairy,” earned $14.5 million for fourth. The family comedy stars Dwayne Johnson and Ashley Judd. It’s about a tough hockey player, Johnson, who gets into trouble and is sentenced to act as the real-life tooth fairy for a week.
Rounding out the top five, the drama, “The Lovely Bones” with $8.8 million.