Box Office 12/19/2010
In a box office heavy with fresh takes on time-tested material, “Tron Legacy” led the pack when it came to filling theaters over the weekend.
The 21st century revisit of the 1982 sci-fi flick “Tron” owned the box office during its debut. The high-tech adventure, which stars Jeff Bridges and Garrett Hedlund, rang up $43.6 million in ticket sales.
The CGI-assisted, live-action romp “Yogi Bear” debuted in second place, although it lagged far behind “Tron.” The contemporary take on the beloved kids cartoon, which features voice-over performances from Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake as the mischievous partners in picnic-basket-snatching Yogi and Boo Boo, nabbed $16.7 million.
“Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” spent its second week in theaters in third place. Audiences shelled out $12.4 million to catch the latest installment in Hollywood’s adaptation of the classic C.S. Lewis book series. The film’s total estimated tally now stands at $42.7 million.
In fourth place is the “The Fighter,” a Mark Wahlberg vehicle inspired by the true-life story of a Massachussetts-bred boxer. The flick, which also features performances from Christian Bale and Amy Adams, snagged $12.2 million over the weekend.
Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp’s glossy thriller “The Tourist” landed in fifth place. The country-hopping caper, which was filmed in France and Italy and also features Paul Bettany, scored $8.7 million during its second weekend on screens. The weekend number kicks the film’s total estimated haul to about $30.8 million dollars.