Avatar, the 3-D epic by James Cameron, continued to rake in the cash taking in $75 million at the Christmas weekend box office, edging out a strong opening from Guy Richie’s Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey, Jr., left.

1. Avatar, $75 million

2. Sherlock Holmes, $65.4 million

3. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, $50.2 million

4. It’s Complicated, $22.1 million

5. Up in the Air, $11.8 million

6. The Blind Side, $11.7 million

7. The Princess and the Frog, $8.7 million

8. Nine, $5.5 million

9. Did You Hear About the Morgans?, $5 million

10. Invictus, $4.4 million

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