Box Office Numbers for Christmas Weekend

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To be expected, Avatar is number one this weekend in the box office.

In 1994, director James Cameron wrote a 114-page scriptment for Avatar. Avatar is centered around the themes of imperialism and biodiversity. Cameron has said that Avatar shares themes with At Play in the Fields of the Lord, and The Emerald Forest, which feature clashes between cultures and civilizations, and acknowledged the film’s connection with Dances With Wolves, where a battered soldier finds himself drawn to the tribal culture he was initially fighting against.

Cameron said he felt the pressure of the predictions, but that pressure is good for film-makers. “It makes us think about our audiences and what the audience wants,” he stated. “We owe them a good time. We owe them a piece of good entertainment.” Cameron did not want to preach to the audience, but rather “bring them in” and make sure they have a good time.

The twelve estimated top producing motion pictures for the weekend, per data collected as of Sunday, December 27, 2009 include:

                                          Weekend
  Rank   Title          Distributor       Gross       Cume         Locations
  ----   -----          -----------       -------     ----         ---------
  1      Avatar         20th Century Fox  75,000,000  212,268,053  3456
         ------         ----------------  ----------  -----------  ----
  2      Sherlock
         Holmes         Warner Bros.      65,380,000   65,380,000  3626
         --------       ------------      ----------   ----------  ----
  3      Alvin And The
         Chipmunks: The
         Squeakquel     20th Century Fox  50,200,000   77,051,277  3700
         -------------- -------------     ----------   ----------  ----
  4      It's
         Complicated    Universal         22,114,420   22,114,420  2886
         -----------    ---------         ----------   ----------  ----
  5      Up In The Air  Paramount         11,755,000   24,518,000  1895
         -------------  ---------         ----------   ----------  ----
  6      Blind Side,
         The            Warner Bros.      11,730,000  184,387,000  2766
         -----------    ------------      ----------  -----------  ----
  7      The Princess
         and the Frog   Disney             8,683,000   63,357,000  3475
         ------------   ------             ---------   ----------  ----
  8      Nine           The Weinstein
                        Company            5,544,000    5,922,000  1412
         ----------     -------------      ---------    ---------  ----
  9      Did You Hear
         About The
         Morgans?       Sony               5,000,000   15,597,000  2718
         ------------   ----               ---------   ----------  ----
  10     Invictus       Warner Bros.       4,390,000   23,365,000  2160
         --------       ------------       ---------   ----------  ----

  11     The Twilight   Summit
         Saga: New Moon Entertainment      3,000,000  280,923,522  1593
         -------------- -------------      ---------  -----------  ----
  12     Disney's A
         Christmas
         Carol          Disney             1,356,000  135,952,000  1245
         ----------     ------             ---------  -----------  ----

  Weekend of 12/25/09 to 12/27/09


Source: Rentrak Corporation


1 thought on “Box Office Numbers for Christmas Weekend

  1. The top 2 I would like to see in theaters, the rest…I can wait for DVD. I keep hearing many good things about Avatar.

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