Going into the Christmas holiday, two films were set to square off for holiday supremacy, and it was quite a close contest indeed. Deadline Hollywood Daily is reporting that Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes just barely beat out Avatar by a fairly slim margin.
It was said that early numbers revealed Sherlock Holmes took in an estimated $25 million on Friday while Avatar was close behind with an estimated $24 million. Both films are actually tracking for holiday weekend grosses of $70 million, and if that happens, it would be the first weekend that two films grossed more than $70 million in one weekend.
Other notable Christmas grosses were Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel with a $12 million take on Friday and the Nancy Meyers film It's Complicated, which tookin $7.5 million on its opening day yesterday.
Be sure to check back right here tomorrow for the full box office numbers from this holiday weekend, numbers which seem poised to break a record or two.