Avatar earns $232.2m in opening weekend


That's the biggest ever for a non-sequel. It earned $73m in the U.S, the rest abroad. The LA Times points out that many on the east coast were snowed in by the worst blizzard in a decade, and that it's yet to open in China and Japan. Subhead of the day, however, goes to Reuters: "BLUE PEOPLE WOW CRITICS."