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Sherlock Holmes and Avatar boasted large numbers on Friday, helping to shatter last year’s Christmas box office record, The Wrap reports.

In total, films playing on Christmas brought in $85 million, topping last year’s $75 million haul. Holmes contributed $24.9 million, leading the pack on its opening day. James Cameron‘s Avatar finished close behind the Guy Ritchie flick, with $23.3 million.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, starring Chuck‘s Zachary Levi, rounded out the top three movies on Christmas with $13.9 million.

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The Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin family drama, It’s Complicated, also bowed on Friday, drawing in $7.1 million. Jason Reitman‘s Up in the Air, which was sent into wide release on Wednesday, grabbed $3.5 million on the holiday.

The Blind Side ($3.3 million), Nine ($2 million), Princess and the Frog ($1.9 million), Did You Hear About the Morgans? ($1.5 million) and Invictus ($1.3 million) rounded out the top 10 earners on Friday.

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