It was a close race but Little Fockers managed to grab the top spot for yet another weekend. On the other hand, just like last time the real champ is True Grit, the Coen brothers western that finished just $1.3 million shy of first place, more after the break.
In a year where Despicable Me was about the only ray of light for the bomb factory called Universal Pictures, Little Fockers was a welcome breath of air (box office wise, obviously), I mean for once Universal won’t lose money on a movie. It made $25.7 million during the weekend and $105 million in North America so far.
Now on to True Grit, a movie I recently enjoyed and brought me to the conclusion that it deserves every penny it made so far. May I remind everyone that this is a western, one that made $24.4 million for the weekend bringing its total to $89.2 million in just 13 days. This is going to become the highest grossing western of all time, second only to Dances with Wolves ($184.2 million and some would argue that it ain’t really a traditional western in any way).
In 3rd place Tron Legacy made $18.7 million showing great staying power during the holiday, now at $133.6 million in North America in 18 days. It should go on to make at least $170 million in North America, even when adjusting for inflation that is a lot more then Tron back in 1982.
Yogi Bear was 4th with $12.3 million and $66.9 million so far while The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader made $10.2 million for 5th place and is now at almost $300 million worldwide. To get a 4th one going, this should probably finish with around $400 million.
The Fighter is 6th with $10 million and $47.6 millions so far in North America and Tangled is 7th up 52.5% from a weekend before for $9.8 million and $168.9 million so far. Tangled is also soon to pass Tarzan to become the highest grossing non-Pixar Disney animated movie since The Lion King in 1994.
Gulliver’s Travels was also up 47.4% but still not enough to get away from the bottom of the barrel ($9.3 million and $28.3 million so far) considering Fox spent $115 million on it. A bit of a saving grace for this stinker are the international numbers where it has made $48.6 million for a worldwide total of $77 million.
Rounding out the top 10 are Oscar contenders Black Swan in 9th with $8.8 million ($49.2 million total) and The King’s Speech in 10th with $7.7 million ($22.9 million).
Now a bit of a side fact, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (12th of the weekend) just passed the $900 million mark worldwide, becoming the 4th one in the series to do so, also the 16th highest grossing movie of all time (might finish as high as 12th, just under Half-Blood Prince).