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December 31, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

The total box office for 2010 is expected to come in a tad below 2009’s, but the result could have been an unqualified disaster if it had not been for 20th Century Fox’s Avatar year-end estimated totals indicated Thursday. Although the film had already earned $284 million during December 2009, it went on to earn an additional $477 million in 2010, making it the biggest box-office hit of this year. “Avatar kept this year’s [box office] totals afloat,” Daily Variety remarked in a year-end summary of the year’s biggest hits. And while 20th Century Fox was unable to produce any other big blockbuster in 2010, Disney films wound up as the second and third most-watched movies of the year, as its Toy Story 3 took second place with $415 million and Alice in Wonderland placed third with $334 million. (Disney’s Tangled has thus far raked in $150 million.)