“Avatar 2” remains at the top of the US and Canadian box office

“Avatar 2” remains at the top of the box office in the United States and Canada, despite a brutal winter storm keeping millions at home over Christmas weekend, industry firm Exhibitor Relations said on Monday.

In its second week of release, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2009 sci-fi film grossed $90 million between Friday and the holiday Monday.

The James Cameron-directed film has earned a total of $881 million worldwide since its release, according to figures from box office tracking site Box Office Mojo.

Again set on the planet Pandora, but a decade after the events of the first installment, “Avatar 2: The Water Path” tells how US Marine Jake Sully, played by Sam Worthington, who transitioned into the body of a Na ‘vi, the tall, blue-skinned people of Pandora, join them to protect their habitat from a terrible threat.

Another sequel, “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,” a computer animation based on a character from the “Shrek” franchise, fell to second place, earning $17.5 million over four days in its first weekend of projection.

In this feature film, Puss in Boots, voiced by Spanish actor Antonio Banderas, embarks on an epic adventure to restore his nine lives.

The biopic about singer Whitney Houston “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” in which English actress Naomi Ackie plays the late superstar, came in third with just $6.8 million in opening weekend receipts in rooms.

Fourth was “Babylon,” which earned just $5.3 million despite a cast that included Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie. An “especially terrible debut,” opined Variety.com.

In this dramatic comedy, director Damien Chazelle, Oscar winner for “La La Land,” offers a vibrant homage to 1920s Hollywood, at a time when sound was beginning to appear on the big screen, dooming it to oblivion. to the silent cinema

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” a sequel to Marvel’s 2018 Afro-futurist film, slipped to fifth place with $5.3 million in its seventh week in theaters.

They complete the list of the 10 highest grossing films:

6 – “Silent Night” ($4.3 million)

7 – “The Whale” ($1.5 million)

8 – “The Menu” (USD 1 million)

9 – “The Fabelmans” ($900,000)

10- “Strange world” (USD 675,000)