Audiences Love ‘Little Fockers'; ‘True Grit’ Delivers For Coen Brothers

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Audiences Love 'Little Fockers'; 'True Grit' Delivers For Coen Brothers

‘Little Fockers’ tops the box office but overall revenue is down for the seventh consecutive weekend in a row.

“Little Fockers” Takes Top Spot; Coen Brothers has highest opening with “True Grit”

“Little Fockers” has topped the box office over the Christmas weekend, but the box office was down for the seventh weekend in a row compared to last year. “Little Fockers” collected an estimated $34 million, bringing it’s five day opening to $48.3 million.  In comparison, “Meet The Fockers” made $46.1 million on the same weekend in 2004, with a five day start of $70.5 million. With an unappealing slate of movies and Christmas Eve landing on Friday, business was down 44 percent from last year.

One bright spot however, is Paramount’s “True Grit.”  The western posted the top grossing opening weekend ever for a western, bringing in an estimated $25.6 million.  It was also the biggest opening of the Coen brothers’ careers, passing Burn After Reading.  With a $36.8 million tally in five days, it’s already the highest grossing Western since 3:10 to Yuma.

“Gulliver’s Travels” opened on Christmas Day, ranking seventh with an estimated $7.2 million in two days. In third place, “Tron Legacy” slipped 54% to an estimated $20.1 million raising it’s score to $88.3 million in ten days.  The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader held well enough in its third weekend to pull ahead of Yogi Bear‘s second weekend. Though down 13 percent, Voyage grossed an estimated $10.8 million for a $63.9 million tally in 17 days. Yogi Bear on the other hand collapsed by 46 percent, picking up an estimated $8.8 million for a $36.8 million sum in ten days.

Here are the Box Office results from this weekend:

USA Weekend Box-Office Summary
week of 24 December 2010:

Rank

Title

Weekend

Gross

1

Little Fockers (2010)

$34M

$48.3M

2

True Grit (2010)

$25.6M

$36.8M

3

TRON: Legacy (2010)

$20.1M

$88.3M

4

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)

$10.8M

$63.9M

5

Yogi Bear (2010)

$8.8M

$36.8M

6

The Fighter (2010)

$8.5M

$27.6M

7

Gulliver’s Travels (2010)

$7.2M

$7.2M

8

Black Swan (2010)

$6.6M

$29M

9

Tangled (2010)

$6.52M

$144M

10

The Tourist (2010)

$5.7M

$41.2M

The top 5 grossing films this week back in 1990 are as followed:

1) Home Alone 20th Century Fox – $118,273,725 38
2) Kindergarten Cop Universal – $11,260,685  
3) Edward Scissorhands 20th Century Fox – $14,922,852 17
4) Dances with Wolves Orion Pictures – $46,269,616
5) Look Who’s Talking Too Sony Pictures – $16,007,755


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