`Avatar` still on top globally in ninth week

By February 15, 2010Newswires

`Avatar` still on top globally in ninth week
`Valentine`s Day` takes second place
by Frank Segers

What a pair of boxoffice legs!

20th Century Fox`s "Avatar" in its ninth round on the foreign circuit defiantly stared down overseas openings of three big major studio films over the weekend, emerging No. 1 with $59 million drawn from 8,453 screens in 71 markets.

Director James Cameron`s blockbuster epic in 3D pushed its record-setting overseas gross total to $1.690 billion, and its unprecedented worldwide cume to $2.350 billion. The 20th Century Fox release was the sole holdover in the weekend`s top five titles.

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