January is not known for spectacular or blockbuster movies and this weekend’s box office performance proves that. True Grit finally made it into first place with $15 million after trailing Little Fockers for two straight weeks. Season of the Witch, Hollywood’s only new major release debuted in third place. In comparison with last year’s box office numbers Avatar started off the first weekend of 2010 in first place for the fourth week in a row with $50 million.
Paramount Pictures’ True Grit came in first place with $15 million, averaging $4,802 in 3,124 theaters. This would be the first film in four years that has taken first place at the box office but failed to cross the $20 million mark. In its three week run True Grit has grossed a total of $110.4 million.
Little Fockers took second place with $13.7 million, after being in first for two weeks running. This is about the time where its predecessor, Meet the Fockers lost the spot. However, Little Fockers did not gross as much as Meet the Fockers did in its third week, and just may out gross Meet The Parents’ $150 million total gross. In its three week run Little Fockers has taken in $123 million
The first film of the new year lives up to all the January releases’ names, Season of the Witch debuted in third place with a mere $10.7 million. The Science Fiction/Fantasy starring Nicolas Cage as a Crusader escorting a mysterious woman accused of being a witch to a monastery only received a 4% approval rating from major movie critics on RottenTomatoes.com. According to the site the overall consensus was that the film was dull, slow, and cheap looking.
Tron: Legacy fell into third place with $9.8 million, averaging $3,254 in 3013 theaters. In its four week run the film has grossed a total of $147 million.
Rounding out the top five is Black Swan with $8.3 million. The film is currently Darren Aronofsky’s highest grossing film to date and has grossed a total of $61.4 million in its six week run.
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