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'Avatar' remains in orbit with $48.5 million weekend

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Avatar" remains the top box-office draw for the fourth straight weekend with $48.5 million.

The science-fiction epic has rocketed past $400 million to become the No. 1 domestic hit for 2009.

James Cameron's tale of humans and aliens in conflict on a distant world climbed to $429 million domestically, putting it at No. 6 on the all-time box-office chart. Worldwide, "Avatar" has streaked to $1.34 billion, second on the global revenue chart only to Cameron's "Titanic," which took in $1.8 billion.

Among new movies, Ethan Hawke's vampire thriller "Daybreakers" opened at No. 4 with $15 million, Amy Adams' romance "Leap Year" finished sixth with $9.2 million and Michael Cera's teen comedy "Youth in Revolt" was No. 9 with $7 million.

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