James Cameron`s `Avatar` takes off with $27 million

By December 20, 2009Newswires

James Cameron`s `Avatar` takes off with $27 million

LOS ANGELES – James Cameron`s space fantasy "Avatar" has launched with a solid $27 million opening day at the box office.

Storms in the East likely will hurt the movie`s prospects to approach the December opening weekend record of $77.2 million set by Will Smith`s "I Am Legend."

"Avatar" did almost as much business Friday as Cameron`s last narrative film, 1997`s "Titanic," over its entire opening weekend.

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