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'Avatar' tops box office for third straight week

HOLLYWOOD (WKOW) -- James Cameron's science fiction blockbuster "Avatar" hangs on to top the box office for a third straight week.

It took in $68 million to beat "Sherlock Holmes" and "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel."

After three weeks, the movie as made more then $350 million dollars in the U.S. and "Avatar" is already number four in all-time worldwide in box office revenues.

Below are the top five movies of the weekend:

1. Avatar

2. Sherlock holmes

3. Alvin and the chipmunks: The squeakquel

4. It's complicated

5. The blind side

Online reporting by Thomas Strieker.

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