Here is the Top 10 Box Office List for the weekend of December 31st thru January 2nd.
- Little Fockers
- True Grit
- Tron Legacy
- Yogi Bear
- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
- The Fighter
- Gulliver’s Travels
- Black Swan
- The King’s Speech
Little Fockers is number one again this weekend but True Grit is only about $1.8M behind. Both films should have no problem eclipsing the $100M mark this week as Little Fockers has made just over $95M and True Grit has taken in nearly $87M.
Tron Legacy is still putting up big numbers, taking in over $18M to push the total to nearly $131M after just three weeks. Yogi Bear is showing signs of life as the last week of the kids being out of school seems to have given the family movie goers time to push this film into the number four spot with $13M at the box office. Dropping one spot this weekend, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, while still taking in a respectable $10.5M after 4 weeks, it has still not broken the $100M barrier.
Jumping three spots to number 6 is the final princess saga for Disney, Tangled. This movie has been in the theatres for six weeks and the school vacation has proved to be a windfall bringing the total to just over $168M. The Fighter has dropped one spot to number seven with an equally impressive $10M taking its total up over $46M.
Gulliver’s Travels is still being advertised heavily on television but it doesn’t seem to be helping as this weekends take is only $9.1M. I’m sure some of you are saying “only” but considering the amount of money that Fox has spent on advertising, the grand total of $27.2M so far is dismal compared to the expectations. I don’t care, I still think Jack Black is funny and brings a very real quality to his characters.
Black Swan had another big weekend with nearly $8.5M as it closes in on the $50M mark. Who would have thought a ballet movie would be doing so well but a well written movie with great acting is hard to ignore. Lets just hope the Oscars are as kind to this amazing film.
The newcomer to this weeks list is The King’s Speech which was released to a limited number of theatres on November 26th and has just broken the $20M barrier this weekend. Averaging almost $11K per theatre, this movie will probably move up the list as it opens on more theatres in the coming weeks.
This year has a number of highly anticipated movies coming out and Nicholas Cage is going to start us out next weekend. The big question is who is not going to make the cut. Both movies at the bottom of the list have been coming on strong lately but the family flicks won’t have the unusually large audiences at their disposal now that the teachers are ready to put the youngsters back to work!