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"Avatar" tops box office for seventh straight week

"Avatar" is about to topple the domestic box-office record after leading all movies for a seventh straight week, The Associated Press reports.

James Cameron's 3-D epic earned $30 million over the weekend, and its domestic total reached $594.5 million, according to studio estimates yesterday. That puts the film only about $6 million behind the domestic record set by Cameron's "Titanic" in 1998 with $600.8 million.

Earlier this week, the 20th Century Fox blockbuster passed "Titanic" for the worldwide box-office record. It has now crossed the $2 billion worldwide mark with $2.039 billion, easily beating the $1.8 billion made by "Titanic." 1. "Avatar," $30 million.

2. "Edge of Darkness," $17.1 million.

3. "When in Rome," $12.1 million.

4. "The Tooth Fairy," $10 million.

5. "The Book of Eli," $8.8 million.

6. "Legion," $6.8 million.

7. "The Lovely Bones," $4.7 million.

8. "Sherlock Holmes," $4.5 million.

9. "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel," $4 million.

10. "It's Complicated," $3.7 million.

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