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'Avatar' stays in top spot at box office


NEW YORK (WKOW) -- James Cameron's science-fiction epic 'Avatar' remained in the top spot at the box office for the third weekend in a row.

The movie took in $68.3 million domestically bringing its domestic total to just over $352 million in 17 days of release. Overseas, 'Avatar' earned $670 million for a worldwide total of $1.02 billion.

In second place at the box office with $38.4 million was 'Sherlock Holmes' for a 10-day domestic total of $140.7 million.

'Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel' finished third with $36.6 million for a 10-day total of $157.3 million.

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