Cameron's 'Avatar' takes off with $27 million

From left, producer Jon Landau, director James Cameron, and cast members Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Sam Worthington, Michelle Rodriguez, Joel Moore, Laz Alonso, and Giovanni Ribisi pose together at the premiere of "Avatar" in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

December 19, 2009 1:48:08 PM PST
James Cameron's space fantasy "Avatar" has launched with a solid $27 million opening day at the box office.