'True Grit' Takes Over Top Spot At Box Office


'True Grit' Takes Over Top Spot At Box Office

‘True Grit’ overtakes ‘Little Fockers’ for #1.

“True Grit” took over the #1 spot at the box office this weekend, bumping “Little Fockers” to #2 after spending 3 weeks at #1. Nicolas Cage’s “Season of the Witch” and Gwyneth Paltrow’s “Country Song” opened to modest success.

The western is steadily gaining audiences each weekend, with an estimated $15 million and has collected a strong $110.4 million in 19 day.  The film has surpassed the final grossing of “Unforgiven” and “Maverick.” “Little Fockers” fell to #2 after spending 3 weeks at #1.  The filmed earned $13.8 million for the weekend, and so far has made $124 million in 19 days.

Nicolas Cage’s medieval film, “Season of the Witch” entered at #3 earning $10.7 million. The film about a 14th century Crusader returns to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague, opened higher than Cage’s recent flops like “The Wicker Man,” “Bangkok Dangerous” and “Next.”

Disney’s “Tron Legacy” dropped 48 percent, despite earning $9.8 million and slipping to 4th place. “Black Swan” entered the top 5 since it’s released and drew an estimated $8.35 million. The psychological thriller has earned a total of $61.5 million in 38 days and distributor FOX Searchlight plans to expand it to over 2,000 locations in January. Coming in at #6 is Gwyneth Paltrow musical drama, “Country Song,” collecting $7.3 million.

Weekend Box-Office Summary week of 7 January 2011
1 True Grit (2010) $15M $110M
2 Little Fockers (2010) $13.8M $124M
3 Season of the Witch (2010) $10.7M $10.7M
4 TRON: Legacy (2010) $9.8M $148M
5 Black Swan (2010) $8.35M $61.5M
6 Country Strong (2010) $7.3M $7.44M
7 The Fighter (2010) $7M $57.8M
8 The King’s Speech (2010) $6.81M $33.3M
9 Yogi Bear (2010) $6.81M $75.6M
10 Tangled (2010) $5.2M $176M

The top 5 Weekend Box-Office Summery Week Of Jan.8th, 1999
1. A Civil Action Buena Vista Drama $15,163,484
2. Patch Adams Universal Comedy $12,686,600
3. You’ve Got Mail Warner Bros. Drama $8,102,167
4. Stepmom Sony/TriStar Drama $7,905,257
5. The Prince of Egypt Dreamworks SKG Adventure $6,074,356

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