Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures' "TRON: Legacy" sci-fi release helmed by Joseph Kosinski, topped the box office on its debut weekend, turning in an estimated $43.6 million. Garett Hedlund, Jeff Bridges, Olivia Wilde, Michael Sheen, Beau Garrett and Bruce Boxleitner starrer averaged $12,634 from 3,451 venues.
Daily weekend grosses for "TRON: Legacy"
- Friday: $18 million.
- Saturday: $15.1 million.
- Sunday: $10.5 million
In second, Warner Bros. Pictures family film "Yogi Bear" made $16.7 million from 3,515 locations, at an average of $4,752 per location. Pic helmed by Eric Brevig from the writing by Jeffrey Ventimilia, Brad Copeland and Joshua Sternin, stars Dan Akroyd, Justin Timberlake, Anna Faris, Tom Cavanagh and Andrew Daly.
20th Century Fox's "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" finished in third place, dropping 48% in its sophomore weekend, after topping the charts in its debut run. Film made $12.4 million and has accumulated over $42.7 million on domestic soil so far.
In fourth, Paramount Pictures' award-contending "The Fighter" starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Melissa Leo, expanded wide after an impressed limited theatre run last weekend. David O. Russell-directed boxing biopic showed a 3967% change, grossing $12.2 million from 2,503 theaters. Total cume thus far is over $12.6 million.
Ending the top five films this weekend, Columbia Pictures' "The Tourist" starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, grossed $8.7 million from 2,756 venues. After two weeks in release, the thriller has pocketed just over $30.7 million.
Other wide opener from Sony "How Do You Know" starring Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Jack Nicholson and Paul Rudd, debuted in eighth place with $7.6 million. Comedy opened into 2,483 theaters and averaged $3,061 per location.
In limited areas, Lionsgate's Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart starrer "Rabbit Hole," pulled in a solid $55,000 from 5 theaters while ATO Pictures' "Casino Jack" starring Kevin Spacey and Barry Pepper, was less impressive with $35,000 from 7 locations.
Year-to-date revenue is up by 1.24% in comparison to last year with $10.06 billion vs. $9.94 billion at the same time in 2009. Attendance is down by 3.79% as far as estimates go.