Avatar Wraps Weekend With $73M

James Cameron scores 2nd-biggest Dec. opening ever
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 20, 2009 1:41 PM CST
Neytiri, voiced by Zoe Saldana, is shown in a scene from, "Avatar."   (AP Photo/20th Century Fox)
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(Newser) Avatar plowed through an East Coast blizzard to score $73 million at the box office this weekend, falling short of only I Am Legend for a December opening, reports Variety. The James Cameron blockbuster recouped its hefty $220 million pricetag with worldwide sales. The Princess and the Frog fell to second place at $12.2 million, while The Blind Side took third with $10 million. Rom-com Did You Hear About the Morgans was a lackluster fourth with $7 million.

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