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Avatar Takes the No. 1 Spot at This Weekend's Box Office

Box Office: Avatar Blows Away the Competition

Avatar ran away with this weekend's box office, bringing in $73 million in theaters. It's a large number, but not quite as big as anticipated — a letdown that many are blaming on the East Coast blizzard, which caused a significant drop in sales figures from Friday to Saturday. Still, the film brought in $232.2 million worldwide, which means that James Cameron is well on his way to making back that $500 million price tag for the film.

Following far behind at No. 2 was last week's champ, The Princess and the Frog, with $12.2 million. Third place finisher The Blind Side continued to hold strong in its fifth week in theaters with $10 million, while Did You Hear About the Morgans? debuted with a disappointing $7 million. Rounding out the top five was The Twilight Saga: New Moon with $4.3 million.

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