In its seventh week of release Avatar still outdid its closest competitor by $14 million. Here's the top five:

1. Avatar: $31.3 million
2. Edge of Darkness: $17.2 million
3. When in Rome: $12.4 million
4. The Tooth Fairy: $9.9 million
5. The Book of Eli: $8.9 million

We've got a romantic drama and an actioner this week. Will either of these be able to unseat Avatar?

Dear John
What's It All About: A young woman meets and falls in love with a soldier while he is on leave and their relationship continues as his deployments become more and more dangerous.
Why It Might Do Well: It's a timely story and Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried make for appealing leads.
Why It Might Not Do Well: The military angle probably won't be enough to get men into theatres.
Number of Theaters: 2,500
Prediction: $12 million

From Paris With Love
What's It All About: A low level CIA operative (John Rhys Meyers) gets his dream assignment when he is teamed with a loose cannon-type (John Travolta) who shoots first and asks questions later.
Why It Might Do Well: The trailer seems to indicate there are some high octane thrills here.
Why It Might Not Do Well: Is it just me or does Travolta look particularly creepy with his head shaved?
Number of Theaters: 2,600
Prediction: $18 million