A big-studio weekend estimate is forecasting that Avatar will beat The Book of Eli by nearly $10 million as of Sunday night, and thereby take the #1 slot for the fifth weekend in a row.

While Avatar‘s Friday total of $10,431,000 was slightly less than Eli‘s $11,728,000, the studio estimate claims that Avatar‘s 3-day total will be $41,750,000 (and a $52 million 4-day tally including Monday’s MLK hoilday) vs. a 3-day $32 million total for The Book of Eli (and $37 million with MLK).

The wide break of The Lovely Bones will come in third with $16,225,000 (MLK $19 millon) followed by Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (3-day $11,544,000) and The Spy Next Door (3-day $9,224,000, MLK $12,102,000).