NEW YORK (AP) — It was a memorable Christmas in Hollywood as moviegoers shattered box-office records, responding in droves to a diverse array of high-profile releases. The estimated $278 million in weekend box-office revenue broke the previous record of roughly $253 million set in July 2008, the weekend "The Dark Knight" was released. "Avatar," the 3-D epic, topped them all, earning $75 million for 20th Century Fox, according to studio estimates today.
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