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NEW YEAR’S WEEKEND: ‘True Grit’ Gives #1 ‘Little Fockers’ A Run For The Money; Many Holiday Pics Grossing Big Overseas








SATURDAY PM/SUNDAY AM UPDATE, HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Overall, the movie industry domestic box ended the year at $10.3 billion, down from $10.6B in 2009. As I previously reported, Warner Bros will three-peat (a record) in winning the domestic market share for the 3rd year in a row with $1.885 billion, followed by Paramount, then Fox. ”A lack of strong commercial product at Christmas was the reason that the 2010 box office could not close strong,” one top studio exec emails me. However, the final movie industry international box office cume will definitely be a record. The final figure isn’t available yet, but the international numbers look like a tie between Warner Bros and Fox with $2.290 billion, so that gives Warner Bros the crown for worldwide market share for 2010 with $4.804 billion. That’s the 2nd year in a row. As I’ve already reported, Disney’s international total for 2010 was its biggest ever with $2.3 billion. And domestic cume will end the year its second biggest year ever with $1.49 billion. Thank its three 3D titles, Alice In Wonderland and Toy Story 3 and Tangled. Here are official numbers from the studios for New Year’s weekend box office with daily and cume estimates. More bad news: overall grosses this weekend look to be $158M, which is -28% down from last year. Here are the Top 10:

1. Little Fockers (Universal) Week 2 [3,554 … Read More »

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Wednesday: Holiday Box Office Grosses



THURSDAY AM: Here are unofficial numbers from my sources for Wednesday’s box office as the holidays continue. The Weinstein Co’s Blue Valentine opened in 4 theaters; the Derek Cianfrance film starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams logged an estimated opening day gross of $47K for a best day location average of $11,750. Sony Pictures Classics’ Another Year debuted in 6 runs:

Top 10

1. Little Fockers (Universal) Week 2 [3,536 Theaters]
Monday $8.4M, Tuesday $7.7M, Wednesday $7.8M, Cume $69M
2. True Grit (Paramount) Week 2 [3,047 Theaters]
Monday $7.1M, Tuesday $6.1M, Wednesday $6.2M, Cume $55.3M
3. Tron: Legacy 3D (Disney) Week 2 [3,451 Theaters]
Monday $6.3M, Tuesday $6.3M, Wednesday $6.1M, Cume $106.1M
4. Yogi Bear 3D (Warner Bros) Week 2 [3,515 Theaters]
Monday $3.5M, Tuesday $4.5M, Wednesday $4.5M, Cume $48.4M
5. Tangled 3D (Disney) Week 5 [2,582 Theaters]
Monday $3.2M, Tuesday $3.6M, Wednesday $3.7M, Cume $154.2M
6. Chronicles Of Narnia 3D (Fox) Week 3 [3,350 Theaters]
Monday $3.5M, Tuesday $3.7M, Wednesday $3.3M, Cume $73.1M
7. Gulliver’s Travels 3D (Fox) Week 1 [2,546 Theaters]
Monday $2.6M,Tuesday $2.9M, Wednesday $3.1M, Cume $15M
8. Black Swan ( Fox Searchlight) Week 4 [1,466 Theaters]
Monday $2.4M, Tuesday $2.4M, Wednesday $2.5M, Cume $36.2M
9. The Fighter (Relativity/Paramount) Week 3 [2,511 Theaters]
Monday $2.4M, Tuesday $2.2M, Wednesday $2.4M, Cume $33.8M
10. The Tourist (GK Films/Sony) Week 3 [2,756 Theaters]
Monday $1.8M, Tuesday $1.7M, Wednesday $1.7M, Cume $46.1M

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Tuesday: Holiday Box Office Update

WEDNESDAY AM: Here are unofficial numbers from my sources for Tuesday’s box office as the holidays continue. The Weinstein Co’s Blue Valentine (4 theaters), and Sony Pictures Classics’ Another Year (6 theaters) both open today. Christmas weekend actuals are here:

1. The Little Fockers (Universal) Week 1 [3,536 Theaters]
Monday $8.4M, Tuesday $7.7M, Cume $61.2M
2. Tron: Legacy 3D (Disney) Week 2 [3,451 Theaters]
Monday $6.3M, Tuesday $6.3M, Cume $100M
3. True Grit (Paramount) Week 1 [3,047 Theaters]
Monday $7.1M, Tuesday $6.1M, Cume $49.3M
4. Yogi Bear 3D (Warner Bros) Week 2 [3,515 Theaters]
Monday $3.5M, Tuesday $4.5M, Cume $43.9M
5. Chronicles Of Narnia 3D (Fox) Week 3 [3,350 Theaters]
Monday $3.5M, Tuesday $3.7M, Cume $69.7M
6. Tangled 3D (Disney) Week 5 [2,582 Theaters]
Monday $3.2M, Tuesday $3.6M, Cume $150.5M
7. Gulliver’s Travels 3D (Fox) Week 1 [2,546 Theaters]
Monday $2.6M,Tuesday $2.9M, Cume $11.9M
8. Black Swan ( Fox Searchlight) Week 4 [1,466 Theaters]
Monday $2.4M, Tuesday $2.4M, Cume $33.6M
9. The Fighter (Relativity/Paramount) Week 3 [2,511 Theaters]
Monday $2.4M, Tuesday $2.2M, Cume $31.3M
10. The Tourist (GK Films/Sony) Week 3 [2,756 Theaters]
Monday $1.8M, Tuesday $1.7M, Cume $44.4M

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Monday: Better Box Office Despite Blizzards

MONDAY PM/TUESDAY AM UPDATE: Here are unofficial numbers from my sources for Monday’s box office as the holidays continue. Christmas weekend actuals are here:

1. The Little Fockers (Universal) [3,536 Theaters]
Monday $8.3M, Cume $53.4M
2. True Grit (Paramount) [3,047 Theaters]
Monday $7.1M, Cume $43.2M
3. Tron: Legacy 3D (Disney) [3,451 Theaters]
Monday $6.3M, Cume $93.7M
4. Yogi Bear 3D (Warner Bros) [3,515 Theaters]
Monday $3.5M, Cume $39.4M
5. Chronicles Of Narnia 3D (Fox) [3,350 Theaters]
Monday $3.5M, Cume $66M
6. Tangled 3D (Disney) [2,582 Theaters]
Monday $3.2M, Cume $146.9M
7. Gulliver’s Travels 3D (Fox) [2,546 Theaters]
Monday $2.6M, Cume $8.9M
8. The Fighter (Relativity/Paramount) [2,511 Theaters]
Monday $2.4M, Cume $29.1M
9. Black Swan ( Fox Searchlight) [1,466 Theaters]
Monday $2.4M, Cume $31.1M
10. The Tourist (GK Films/Sony) [2,756 Theaters]
Monday $1.8M, Cume $42.6M

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Blizzards Slow Xmas Weekend Box Office: FEW HOLIDAY GIFTS: ‘Little Fockers’ Soft; ‘True Grit’ Surprise #2; ‘Tron 3D’ Only #3; ‘Gulliver’s Travels 3D’ Bombs As Expected

MONDAY UPDATE: Actuals are in for the Christmas weekend, and the East Coast blizzards took their toll on box office. All the numbers were down 5% to 10% from studio projections, and Sunday’s moviegoing in the Northeast fell about 40%:

Top 10 Actuals
1. The Little Fockers (Universal) [3,536 Theaters]
Weekend $30.8M, Cume $45M
2. True Grit (Paramount) [3,047 Theaters]
Weekend $24.8M, Cume $36M
3. Tron: Legacy 3D (Disney) [3,451 Theaters]
Weekend $19.1M, Cume $87.3M
4. Chronicles Of Narnia 3D (Fox) [3,350 Theaters]
Weekend $9.4M, Cume $62.5M
5. Yogi Bear 3D (Warner Bros) [3,515 Theaters]
Weekend $7.8M, Cume $35.8M
6. The Fighter (Relativity/Paramount) [2,511 Theaters]
Weekend $7.6M, Cume $26.6M
7. Tangled 3D (Disney) [2,582 Theaters]
Weekend $6.4M, Cume $143.6M
8. Gulliver’s Travels 3D (Fox) [2,546 Theaters]
2-Day Weekend $6.3M, Cume $6.3M
9. Black Swan ( Fox Searchlight) [1,466 Theaters]
Weekend $6.2M, Cume $28.6M
10. The Tourist (GK Films/Sony) [2,756 Theaters]
Weekend $5.4M, Cume $40.8M Read More »

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