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How to Train Your Dragon $15,025,000  -  Total: $178,021,000 LW: 2     WR: 5    
THTRS: 3,665


The Back-Up Plan $12,250,000  -  Total: $12,250,000 LW: N     WR: 1    
THTRS: 3,280


Date Night $10,600,000  -  Total: $63,471,000 LW: 3     WR: 3    
THTRS: 3,294


The Losers $9,605,000  -  Total: $9,605,000 LW: N     WR: 1    
THTRS: 2,936


Kick-Ass $9,500,000  -  Total: $34,870,000 LW: 1     WR: 2    
THTRS: 3,065


Clash of the Titans (2010) $9,000,000  -  Total: $145,639,000 LW: 5     WR: 4    
THTRS: 3,271


Death at a Funeral (2010) $8,000,000  -  Total: $28,449,000 LW: 4     WR: 2    
THTRS: 2,459


Oceans $6,000,000  -  Total: $8,466,000 LW: N     WR: 1    
THTRS: 1,206


The Last Song $3,700,000  -  Total: $55,398,000 LW: 6     WR: 4    
THTRS: 2,794


Alice in Wonderland (2010) $2,200,000  -  Total: $327,473,000 LW: 8     WR: 8    
THTRS: 1,385


'Avatar' Officially Overtakes 'Titanic' For Global Box

 Office Record With $1.85 Billion

It's official - "Avatar" is the new king of the world... or at least, the worldwide box office.

On Monday, the James Cameron-directed film passed Cameron's own "Titanic" as the highest grossing film of all-time, taking in $1.859 billion globally - after only 37 days in theaters.

"Titanic," released in 1997, held the previous record with $1.843 billion.

"We are deeply gratified that so many millions of people around the globe have embraced 'Avatar,'" Twentieth Century Fox - the studio behind the project -- said in a statement on Tuesday. "Its success results from the efforts of literally thousands of people, who, over the course of several years, worked to bring James Cameron's vision of Pandora to life. The themes of protecting the environment, respecting life, and yearning for a peaceful planet have united moviegoers worldwide. We're very proud of, and grateful to, James Cameron, his amazing and dedicated team, and all the many people at Fox, who worked so long and so hard to achieve this milestone."

"Avatar," which won the Golden Globe for Best Picture, Drama earlier this month, has been number one at the box office for six straight weeks since its release on December 18, 2009.

It also received a Best Picture nomination at the Screen Actors Guild Awards and is expected to do the same when Oscar nominations are annouced on February 2.

Fans of the film have flocked to theaters since "Avatar's" release, especially the 3-D showings, which have brought in $1.35 billion of the film's total gross.

"I never thought I would live to see the day when 'Titanic's' record would fall, but not even 12 years later, here we are talking about it - and thanks to James Cameron, again," Access Hollywood's Scott "Movie" Mantz said.

However, Mantz did offer one caveat for "Avatar's" stunning success.

"To be fair, you've got to look at the ticket prices - these prices are so much more than they were for 'Titanic,' especially for the 3-D movies - and especially for a 3d movie in IMAX," he added. "And it's not like 'Up In The Air' or 'Spider-Man 3' made this much with a regular ticket pirce, so when all the dust settles, it's only fair to have that in the back of your mind."

And as for where "Avatar" will end up when its box office run comes to an end?

"It's going to gross at least $2.2 billion by the time it's over," Mantz predicted.

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“NuNote Lounge Fest 2009” In Moscow with Tony Allen


APA-Moscow (Russia) – Tony Allen, one of Paris-based Africa’s jazz players, is among several foreign and local musicians participating in a thrilling musical festivals dubbed “NuNote Lounge Fest 2009” in central Moscow over this weekend, the organisers told APA on Saturday.


Born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1940, of mixed Nigerian and Ghanaian parentage, Tony Allen taught himself to play by listening to records made by the American jazz drummers Art Blakey and Max Roach. He began working as a professional musician in 1960, gigging around Lagos and variously playing highlife and jazz.


Currently living in Paris, Allen has long been acknowledged as Africa’s finest kit drummer and one of it’s most influential musicians, the man who with Fela Anikulapo Kuti created Afrobeat - the hard driving, James Brown funk-infused, and politically engaged style which became a dominant force in African music and whose influence continues to spread today.


“Music is my mission,” says Allen. “I never get satisfied and I’m still learning from others. The musical world is very spiritual, and I don’t think there’s an end to it. As musicians, it’s our mission to keep going.”


Throughout the 1990s, Allen was a sought after session drummer and he collaborated with a range of artists including Randy Weston, Groove Armada, Air, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Manu Dibango and Grace Jones. ‘Black Voices’ was released in 1999, followed by ‘Home Cooking’, ‘Tony Allen Live’, ‘Lagos No Shaking’ and now, in 2009, the definitively tough and rocking ‘Secret Agent’.


“NuNote Lounge Fest 2009” is a summer open-air jazz festival that takes place in Moscow for the fourth time. “NuNote Lounge Fest” appeals to musically-challenged experienced audience sharing a taste for improvisation, musical pretentiousness, originality and original playing techniques. NuNote music is bright, passionate, fresh and lyrical. “Nu” means keen, naked emotional - very private, very special. KKK//APA


 Posted by Kester Klomegah

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