'TRON: Legacy' is Disney's rich reboot
Sunday 19 December 2010
"TRON: Legacy," a Disney redo of a 1982 sci-fi hit, topped the North American box office in its first weekend out, preliminary industry data showed Sunday.
The Jeff Bridges flick netted 43.6 million dollars in weekend sales, Exhibitor Relations said.
"TRON" by far outpaced its top rival, "Yogi Bear," a blend of 3D and live-action fun, also in its premiere weekend. Yogi notched up 16.7 million dollars in earnings, the data showed.
In the third spot was "The Chronicles of Narnia" latest, "Voyage of the Dawn Treader" - the third installment of the allegory based on C.S. Lewis's classic childrens' books. It earned 12.4 million dollars.
Mark Wahlberg boxing drama "The Fighter" was in fourth place with 12.2 million dollars, while romantic thriller "The Tourist," starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, earned 8.7 million dollars.
Slipping to the sixth spot was "Tangled," the animated Disney fable about long-haired Princess Rapunzel, which netted 8.67 million dollars.
"Black Swan," a ballet thriller starring Natalie Portman as a dancer in a New York company exploring the dark sides of the industry and her own sensuality, edged down to seventh. It made 8.3 million dollars.
"How Do You Know," a new Reese Witherspoon romantic comedy, made 7.6 million in its premier weekend, and the number eight spot.
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One," earned 4.85 million dollars, bringing the overall take from the penultimate film in J.K. Rowling's popular series about a boy wizard to 265 million dollars.
"Unstoppable," starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine as two daring, blue-collar heroes trying to prevent a collision with a runaway train full of hazardous materials, took 10th place with 1.8 million dollars in ticket sales.
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