"Tron: Legacy" Tops Box-Office Grid with $43.6M 


"Tron: Legacy" battled for box-office supremacy and emerged as the weekend champion beating contenders such as "Yogi Bear" and How Do You Know."

"Tron: Legacy," the Disney update starring Jeff Bridges, reached the No. 1 spot with $43.6 million. But with a budget of $300 million, it is a long way for Disney to recoup its expenses. ("Tron: Legacy" movie review)

In a lackluster box-office weekend, "Yogi Bear" debuted at No. 2 with $16.7 million. Featuring the voices of Dan Aykroyd as Yogi Bear and Justin Timerblake as his friend Boo Boo, Warner Bros. is hoping that the film will steal box-office moolah in the week leading to the Holidays. ("Yogi Bear" movie review, "Yogi Bear" Cast Interviews)

Meanwhile, previous weekend's box-office champ, "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader," fell to No. 3 with $12.4 million. ("The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" movie review)

This awards season, contenders such as "The Fighter," "Black Swan," and "The King's Speech" were making waves at the box-office. "The Fighter," recently expanded nationwide, came in at No. 4 with $12.2 million.

Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan" starring Natalie Portman also enjoyed nationwide expansion and entered at No. 7 with $8.3 million. Meanwhile, Colin Firth's "The King's Speech" sold $1.1 million worth of tickets in just 43 theaters!

But the sad story of the box-office weekend belonged to Reese Witherspoon and "How Do You Know." Despite its attractive cast (Owen Wilson, Paul Rudd, Jack Nicholson), the film was a resounding flop with just a No. 8 opening worth $7.6 million.

Here's the estimated list of the Top 10 Box-Office Films for weekend of Dec. 17:

1. "Tron: Legacy," $43.6 million.

2. "Yogi Bear," $16.7 million.

3. "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader," $12.4 million.

4. "The Fighter," $12.2 million.

5. "The Tourist," $8.7 million.

6. "Tangled," $8.68 million.

7. "Black Swan," $8.3 million.

8. "How Do You Know," $7.6 million.

9. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1," $4.8 million.

10. "Unstoppable," $1.8 million.

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