"Avatar" closing in on "Titanic" record

By January 15, 2010Newswires

"Avatar" closing in on "Titanic" record
by Carl DiOrio

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – The four-day Martin Luther King Day weekend features a box office smackdown between "Avatar" and the tag-team pairing of two new pictures.

If James Cameron`s behemoth manages to beat the newcomers, it would be the first to top the rankings for five consecutive weeks since "The Sixth Sense" in 1999.

It will also keep tongues wagging over its prospects for cruising past Cameron`s "Titanic" in the history books.

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