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‘Dear John’ Tops Box Office Weekend

After seven weekends in first place, Avatar was dethroned at the box office by the romance Dear John, which took in $32.4 million.

But don't shed any tears for James Cameron's sci-fi epic: Avatar was No. 2 with $23.6 million, which raises its domestic total to $630.1 million and its worldwide record to $2.2 billion.

Avatar, an Oscar best-picture nominee, has passed the previous record-holder, Cameron's 1997 Titanic, as top-grossing film of all time, a feat also fueled by today's higher admission prices.

Dear John, based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks, is about on a long-distance love story between a soldier (Channing Tatum) and his sweetheart (Amanda Seyfried) back home. Final box-office figures are due today.

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  1. 'which raises its domestic total to $630.1 million and its worldwide record to $2.2 billion.'

    as they took the top spot in the list of highest grossing movies ever (http://www.10biggest.com/movies.html), so I guess Avatar is here to stay for the coming years..!