Despite East Coast snow storms and a nearly 3 hour run-time, James Cameron’s sci-fi epic Avatar, starring Sam Worthington, left, soundly defeated all the competition at the weekend box office earning $73 million, the largest debut ever for a 3-D film.

1. Avatar, $73 million

2. The Princess and the Frog, $12.2 million

3. The Blind Side, $10 million

4. Did You Hear About the Morgans?, $7 million

5. Twilight: New Moon, $4.4 million

6. Invictus, $4.2 million

7. A Christmas Carol, $3.4 million

8. Up in the Air, $3.1 million

9. Brothers, $2.6 million

10. Old Dogs, $2.3 million

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