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`Avatar' wins box office, nears domestic record


NEW YORK (WKOW) -- The 3D epic "Avatar" is number one at the box office for a seventh straight week.

James Cameron's sci-fi movie added $30 million to bring its total to $594.5 million. It has already set a worldwide box-office record, and it is on track to soon overtake the domestic record set by Cameron's "Titanic."

Mel Gibson's revenge-thriller "Edge of Darkness," came in second, earning $17.1 million. That movie has been widely seen as a test to whether Gibson can return to headline a film, after eight years and damage to his image, including scandals involving drinking and run-ins with law enforcement.

Also debuting, "When in Rome," the Walt Disney romantic comedy starring Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel, took in $12.1 million.


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