Box Office

Dear John Unseats Avatar

Is this the end of Avatar? Not exactly, but after seven record-shattering weeks at the top of the box office, the 3D blockbuster is set to cede the No. 1 spot to wartime tearjerker Dear John. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the romance, adapted from Nicholas Sparks’ popular novel, has taken in $13.6 million so far in its opening weekend and is set to bring in as much as $35 million. Avatar has now taken in almost $2.1 billion at the global box office, and is the all-time highest grossing film domestically and worldwide. John Travolta’s latest, From Paris with Love, isn’t faring quite as well, taking in less than $3 million so far in limited release.