Friday, December 18, 2009

"Avatar" ticket sales big but not top-grossing

"Avatar" may be the highest-profile movie of the year, but it's not one that got out hordes of fans early in the morning.

James Cameron's new 3-D science-fiction flick grossed $3.54 million from shows that started at or soon after midnight today in the U.S. and Canada, according to distributor 20th Century Fox.

Despite the huge hype for the film, there turned out to be a relatively small number of Cameron devotees who came out to watch a two-hour-and-42-minute film after 12 a.m.

The top-grossing midnight debuts of all time, November's "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" and July's "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" started off with $26.3 million and $22.2 million, respectively.

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