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Avatar tops US box office for sixth week

india Updated: Jan 25, 2010 17:49 IST

Science fiction epic Avatar continues to dominate the US box office, leading ticket sales for the sixth-straight weekend. James Cameron's 3D story of blue-skinned aliens earned $36 million on the weekend, and has brought in a total of $552 million in the US alone since opening. The hit has surpassed the Batman film The Dark Knight (533 million) for second place on the all-time highest earning movies, but still trails Cameron's 1997 hit Titanic (601 million).

On the weekend, horror flick Legion opened at second place with $18.2 million. The Book of Eli starring Denzel Washington as a post apocalyptic hero fell to third place with $17 million.

Comedy Tooth Fairy with $14.5 million and The Lovely Bones with $8.8 million rounded out the top five.