Box Office Report 1/2/2011

The New Year’s weekend box office was pretty much a repeat of the Christmas weekend, with “Little Fockers” taking the top spot and the top three films finishing in the same order.

The overall box office was up over Christmas weekend, with nine of the weekend’s top 12 movies actually improving on their performance from a week ago. The top three all fell slightly, but none by more than 15 percent.

“Little Fockers” earned $26.3 million in its second weekend, according to studio estimates, passing the $100 million mark in the process. It was down a modest 15 percent from last weekend’s $30 million-plus take.

“Fockers” finished a little bit ahead of Friday leader “True Grit,” which raked in $24.5 million — nearly even with the $24.85 million it made from Dec. 24-26. “Tron: Legacy” finished third with an estimated $18.3 million, down only 4 percent from last weekend. “Yogi Bear” ($13 million) and “The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader” ($10.5 million) rounded out the top five.

Several Oscar contenders saw their box-office fortunes rise: “The Fighter” ($10 million), “Black Swan” ($8.45 million) and “The King’s Speech” ($7.65 million) all improved substantially on last week’s numbers.

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