Box Office: 'True Grit' Outdoes 'Little Fockers' in Third Week


Box Office: 'True Grit' Outdoes 'Little Fockers' in Third Week


The drama finally claims the champion title which has been won by the comedy for two consecutive weeks.

"True Grit" has shown a gritty performance and it results in a victory at North American Box Office. After standing still on the runner-up place since it was released in late December 2010, the movie finally outdoes "Little Fockers" on its third weekend with $14.6 million.

The drama, which is one of Oscar favorites, takes advantages from the quiet weekend. It has been common knowledge that January is typically a dead zone for new films as moviegoers catch up on prospective Academy Awards contenders and the National Football League is about to kick off its playoffs.

Former two-week winner "Little Fockers" is now sitting on the second place with $13.5 million, making a total domestic revenue of $123.7 million so far. Nicolas Cage's "Season of the Witch" is the only newcomer entering the top ten, landing on number three with $10.6 million haul.

Sci-fi movie "Tron Legacy" drops to number four on its fourth weekend with $10.1 million. Another possible Oscar nominee "Black Swan" jets off from number nine to five with an additional $8.1 million cume.

Also making a huge leap this week is "Country Strong" which boasts Gwyneth Paltrow's musical performance. The drama jumps from number 43 to 6 and adds $7.3 million haul after opening in additional 1,422 theaters.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for January 7-9:

  1. "True Grit" - $14.6 million
  2. "Little Fockers" - $13.5 million
  3. "Season of the Witch" - $10.6 million
  4. "Tron Legacy" - $10.1 million
  5. "Black Swan" - $8.1 million
  6. "Country Strong" - $7.3 million
  7. "The Fighter" - $7 million
  8. *"Yogi Bear" - $6.6 million
  9. "The King's Speech" - $6.4 million
  10. "Tangled" - $5.1 million
*UPDATE: When the final figures came out on Monday, January 10, it was revealed that "Yogi Bear" earned more than "The King's Speech". Hence, the drama swapped place with the animation which now secured the eighth position on the chart.

© AceShowbiz.com


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