James Cameron‘s sci-fi epic Avatar continues to break box office records for the fourth straight week. Avatar topped the weekend box office once again, raking in over $48 million in ticket sales.



So far worldwide, Avatar has earned $1.34 billion, coming in second in total earnings only to James Cameron’s previous epic film, Titanic. Titanic earned $1.8 billion total. Although Avatar continues to creep up on that previous record, with sales starting to slow, it is still questionable if the new James Cameron film will manage to overtake the old in total sales.

Avatar now holds the record as the top grossing film of 2009 and the best fourth weekend ticket sales of any film in history.

Sherlock Holmes followed Avatar in second place at the weekend box office, with Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel coming in third. The anti-Twilight vampire flick Daybreakers pulled in at number four, with the Meryl Streep comedy It’s Complicated rounding out the top five.

We just feel embarrassed for any film that came in after Alvin and the Chipmunks. I’d resign from Hollywood if my movie debuted below a recycled film about animated, singing rodents…

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