Create Game Lists on
FilmCrave home
   Movies  Members
Search +
Searching... Close  
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  Login Using Facebook

Weekend Box Office: TRON Solidifies Its Legacy, Yogi Bear Settles for the Scraps

View Chris Kavan's Profile

By Chris Kavan - 12/20/10 at 10:26 AM CT

It wasn't much of a battle for #1 as TRON Legacy easily dispatched the competition. The $43.6 million may be a little short of the Avatar and Star Trek numbers of recent years, but considering it's a 28-year-old franchise with a small but dedicated fan base, the numbers must look pretty good. Not surprisingly the 3D screens helped out a lot, as fully 82% of the gross came from those screens with IMAX 3D making up 24% of total 3D revenue.

In second place was the CGI/live action Yogi Bear film with $16.7 million. While it couldn't come near Alvin and the Chipmunk numbers, it did at least do better than Cats & Dogs The Revenge of Kitty Galore. Yogi also got a boost from 3D as 52% of its gross came from those screens.

Once again it seems audiences are still not in the mood for romantic comedies as James L. Brooks How Do You Know, despite a pretty big name cast, could only muster $7.8 million for 8th place. The audience was mostly female, but it couldn't equal last month's Morning Glory and represented Brooks' biggest letdown, as even Spanglish brought in $8.8 million in 2004.

Dropping to 3rd place was The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, which dropped only 48% with a $12.4 million and $42.8 million total. While it is trending better than The Golden Compass at the same point, attendance is much lower and it still doesn't bode well for any future installments.

Meanwhile, two films opening nationwide after strong limited release showings also made their presence known. The Fighter bested Black Swan in the showdown. The Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale was 4th with $12.2 million while The Black Swan was 7th with $8.3 million. Considering the relatively modest budget for both films, the numbers are a great sign for things to come.

Rounding out the top 5 was the disappointing Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp vehicle The Tourist dropping 47% to $8.7 million and now stands at $30.8 million total.

Next week brings the Coen Brothers' True Grit remake, and comedies Little Fockers and Gulliver's Travels. We'll see if True Grit can impress despite being shut out of the recent Golden Globes nominations.


Avoid spam Captcha: Sign Up + or Log In +   

Recent Blog Posts

All Posts

December 2018

November 2018

October 2018

September 2018

August 2018

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016

December 2015

November 2015

October 2015

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015

June 2015

May 2015

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015

January 2015

December 2014

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

September 2013

August 2013

July 2013

June 2013

May 2013

April 2013

March 2013

February 2013

January 2013

December 2012

November 2012

October 2012

September 2012

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

May 2012

April 2012

March 2012

February 2012

January 2012

December 2011

November 2011

October 2011

September 2011

August 2011

July 2011

June 2011

May 2011

April 2011

March 2011

February 2011

January 2011

December 2010

November 2010

October 2010

September 2010

August 2010

July 2010

June 2010

May 2010

April 2010

March 2010

February 2010

Log In
Help on how to log into FilmCrave
Login with Facebook
Login with FilmCrave
What Members Are Doing
Movie Talk
New Movie Reviews
New Movie Lists
Superhero Films by SIngli6
2018 by Karmand
movies of 2018 by skater4159
Want to Watch by Oldpinkdogbar
Favorites of 2018 by Austin Shagwell
Movies I've Watched by Chris Ghost
Movies I Want To See by Rod
Movies I Want To See by OracleElizabeth




Contact FilmCrave Public Relations    

Advertise and Business

Developer API

Contact Us


About us



Support FilmCrave

FAQ and Help

News and Press

Terms of Use


Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
Are you sure you want to delete this blog?