While James Cameron's new epic Avatar went on a box-office tear over the holidays, it seems the film is still holding up now that the new year is in full swing. Box Office Mojo is reporting that Avatar took in a solid $8.1 million on Monday.
The numbers are a significant drop from the incredible $15 million-plus daily tallies it was raking in, down more than half of the $17.1 million the film took in on Sunday, but it was still the top draw in theaters by more than $5 million. Sherlock Holmes came in second place on Monday with $2.9 million and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel followed in third place with $2.2 million.
Avatar now has a domestic gross of $360.2 million and a staggering worldwide total of $1.03 billion. The film will likely surpass Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest's $1.07 billion worldwide take and Lord of the Rings: Return of the King's $1.12 billion worldwide gross for second place in all-time worldwide grosses. James Cameron's Titanic still holds the worldwide record with $1.8 billion.