‘Avatar’ re-release fails at US box officeBy IANS
Monday, August 30, 2010
LONDON - Acclaimed Hollywood filmmaker James Cameron’s re-release of sci-fi epic movie “Avatar” has been reported a flop at the US box office at the weekend.
The horror film “The Last Exorcism” topped the box office chart, debuting with $21.3 million in earnings, followed closely by “Takers”, the crime drama starring Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen and Matt Dillon opening with $21 million, reports contactmusic.com.
Meanwhile, Cameron’s 3-D special edition of “Avatar”, which included an extra nine minutes of footage, failed to draw cinemagoers in droves as it did last year. The film pulled up merely $4 million.
Sylvester Stallone’s action hit “The Expendables” slipped to third place with $9.5 million, raising its three-week total to $82 million.
Rounding out the top five were Julia Roberts’ feel-good film “Eat Pray Love” and Samuel L. Jackson’s action comedy “The Other Guys”, taking in $7 million and $6.6 million respectively.