'Avatar' rules with $68.3M, tops $1B worldwide

FILE - This undated file photo released by 20th Century Fox, the character Neytiri, voiced by Zoe Saldana, is shown in a scene from "Avatar." James Cameron's science-fiction epic took in $68.3 million domestically to remain the No. 1 movie for the third-straight weekend, raising its domestic total to $352.1 million in just 17 days. With $670 million more overseas, "Avatar" climbed to a worldwide total of $1.02 billion. (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, File) (AP)

January 4, 2010 4:40:05 AM PST
James Cameron's science-fiction epic "Avatar" had another stellar weekend with $68.3 million domestically, shooting past $1 billion worldwide, only the fifth movie ever to hit that mark.