Alice in Wonderland is a hit in the Holy Land

Tim Burton’s fantasy adventure film “Alice in Wonderland” dominated the box office in Israel in its first weekend in theaters.

The movie drew 63,000 theatergoers, which fell short of the 70,000 Israelis who bought tickets for “Avatar”‘s debut weekend.

The Israeli distributor of both movies, Forum Films, told Haaretz that “Alice in Wonderland” is the most successful Walt Disney production to ever open in the country, even topping the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series.

According to the Box Office Mojo Web site, “Alice in Wonderland” has generated $462 million in revenues worldwide since it hit theaters two weeks ago.

“Avatar”, which opened in mid-December, has netted $2.6 million in ticket sales.