Dude here again. Bringing you the first new box office report of this year! Welcome to the future! Yes indeed, the future is now.
And to keep the Snake Plissken quotes flowing, "The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same".
This weekend, like the aforementioned sentence suggests, nothing much changed at all. Sure, a few things here and there, but really, it made my job easier with the cut and pasting. Let's go to the numbers, shall we? (All in millions, remember, and these are the studio estimates. The actuals will be available on Monday).
1. Little Fockers (Uni)- $26.3, 3554 screens, week 2, $103.1 total
2. True Grit (Par)- $24.5, 3083 screens, week 2, $86.7 total
3. Tron Legacy (BV) - $18.3, 3365 screens, week 3, $130.8 total
4. Yogi Bear (WB)- $13.0, 3515 screens, week 3, $66.1 total
5. The Chronicles of Narnia… (Fox) - $10.5, 2948 screens, week 4, $87.1 total
6. Tangled (BV) - $10.0, 2582 screens, week 6, $168.0 total
7. The Fighter (Par) $10.0, 2534 screens, week 4, $46.3 total
8. Gulliver's Travels (Fox)- $9.1, 3089 screens, week 2, $27.2 total
9. Black Swan (FoxS) - $8.4, 1553 screens, week 5, $47.3 total
10. The Kings Speech (Sony)- $7.6, 700 screens, week 6, $22.8 total
So those are the numbers, but what do they mean? Well, it means that even I'm out of Fockin puns, so go nuts with your own!
Even though he's got the number 2 and 3 movies, Jeff Bridges owns us all now. Don't even try to deny it.
Did we really let $66 million dollars go to Yogi Bear?
Also of note, if you don't count Avatar because it technically came out in 2009, the new Narnia movie has become Fox's biggest hit of 2010. Strangely, it's kicking major ass overseas.
And let us welcome The Kings Speech to the top ten. We shall hear a lot of this one, I presume. My father-in-law has declared it "The best movie he's seen since Coming Home", which says a lot.
Fun Fact: I wrote this entire box office report while not wearing any pants.
Below the radar, Blue Valentine opened up on 4 screens and took in $180,000. And Mike Eigh's Another Year opened on 6 screens and took in $120,000
So there, you have my amazing break down. Next week, the January dump begins with a medieval Nicolas Cage movie that's been on a shelf for some time! It's gonna be great!
Until next weekend....
Box Office Mojo)