BOX OFFICE: ‘TRON’ tops

Posted by · 4:53 pm · December 19th, 2010

Family gathering insanity for me today, but here’s the chart for you to discuss:




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  • 1 12-19-2010 at 5:31 pm

    Jacob S. said...

    $44mil is a good number, but I’m sure Disney was hoping for $100mil+.

  • 2 12-19-2010 at 5:36 pm

    Jake D said...

    Oh my god. How Do You Know.

    One of the biggest flops of all time based on budget, possibly? It’ll be lucky to finish up at, what, $30 million?

    Ouch

  • 3 12-19-2010 at 6:12 pm

    Sean C. said...

    If there’s any justice in the world, “Yogi Bear” will plummet and spare us any possibility of a sequel.

  • 4 12-19-2010 at 6:14 pm

    Bryan said...

    Go Black Swan, go!

  • 5 12-19-2010 at 6:35 pm

    forts said...

    Not bad for TRON considering December is long distance, not a sprint… As Tangled is showing.

    Expected more from Harry Potter which is suffering to some steep competition.

  • 6 12-19-2010 at 8:32 pm

    Tim said...

    are you kidding? Tron opened on a vast number of IMAX screens, and each IMAX ticket is practically double that of a normal ticket. So the actual figures are misleading. I wouldn’t be surprised if this geek-boy, nich-film bombs.

  • 7 12-19-2010 at 9:05 pm

    Robert Hamer said...

    If you are an adult who paid to see Yogi Bear and you are *not* an exhausted parent trying to distract their kids for a few hours, chances are I don’t care for you as a person.

  • 8 12-19-2010 at 9:36 pm

    Hans said...

    Ooh, $16 million is a rough start for Yogi. I’m sure they were loftily hoping for Alvin-type numbers.

    I contributed $19.00 to Black Swan this weekend (my friend’s birthday present lol). HP is going to struggle to get to $300 mil, which is extremely sad given its opening and quality.

  • 9 12-19-2010 at 10:09 pm

    /3rtfu11 said...

    Are there any Black Swan fans disappointed that The Wolverine is Aronofsky’s follow-up? I demand he writes another original female ensemble piece but with older actresses.

  • 10 12-19-2010 at 10:46 pm

    al b. said...

    The Fighter really made a killing didn’t it! And /3rtfu11: Just saw Black Swan and was blown away! But now I’m actually really excited for the Wolverine now that it has Aronofsky! I really want to see what energy he brings to it! I think if anything, this can really legitimize not just the X-Men franchise, but future comic-book movies as well.

  • 11 12-19-2010 at 11:27 pm

    SJG said...

    I too saw Black Swan this weekend and was completely flabbergasted at how much I totally loved it. I used the expression “tour de force” for the first time in my life after seeing it. It’s amazing.

    Not understanding the Mila Kunis love, however. Not that she did poorly… it’s just don’t get what’s the big deal. Barbara Hershey, on the other hand…

  • 12 12-20-2010 at 1:20 am

    Robert Hamer said...

    Just came back from The Fighter. GREAT movie. I’m so glad that an Oscar contender didn’t disappoint me this time, I was getting worried…

  • 13 12-20-2010 at 3:29 am

    Manny said...

    I agree with everything being said about Yogi Bear…horrid, HORRID excuse for entertainment.

    Tron: Legacy, however geeky fanboy it may be to anyone who just isn’t into it, is an absolute technical achievement. I have seen only a handful of movies that in sync with itself insofar as its tech. aspects go…yea yea, the rest of it is muddled and cliche, but quite frankly, for $15 a 3D ticket, I better be getting all of my senses blown the fuck away. Haha!

    Y’know, on a completely different note…from the very first time I saw the Black Swan trailer, I had this hunch Mila Kunis would get some awards recognition, and I believe it’s for the simple fact she’s so effortlessly in the character AND she’s such a catalyst for Portman’s ensuing actressing (no dig on her, as I thought she was absolutely fabulous). Props to Kunis, even if she’s stealing the spot from admittedly more deserving contenders (not as much as Carter, but hey, who am I to judge? lol).

    Hershey and Ryder, actually, for my money, own the moments they’re on the screen, and I don’t say this just as a lifelong Ryder fan, but I am so fucking ecstatic she’s back! :D

  • 14 12-20-2010 at 4:24 am

    Graysmith said...

    Tron Legacy did just fine considering the opening weekend record for a December release is like $77m. You’d think it’d open higher since it’s been such a high-profile film, but I don’t think this ever was a mass-appeal film a la Avatar. With Christmas and New Year’s still ahead and little/no direct competition it’ll end up with a nice total.

    If any film kind of underwhelmed I’d actually say it was The Fighter. Playing in 2,500 theaters, newly minted Golden Globe nominee.. Should’ve been higher than $5,000 per theater. It actually had about the same per-theater average as Yogi Bear. However, with such a small budget and holidays ahead it won’t have any trouble turning a nice profit, but it’s certainly not doing quite as gangbusters as Black Swan is doing.

  • 15 12-20-2010 at 4:31 am

    Graysmith said...

    Oh, and The King’s Speech expanded to 43 theaters and made $25,000 per theater. The sleeping giant is starting to rumble!

  • 16 12-20-2010 at 4:44 am

    Glenn said...

    “How Do You Know” is this decade’s “Town & Country”.

  • 17 12-20-2010 at 6:11 am

    JJ1 said...

    Given the release dates/screen totals/addition screen totals/Holiday bump/Oscar bump through March … with these early numbers … how much could ‘The Fighter’ and ‘Black Swan’ make domestically do we think? 50-60 mill?

  • 18 12-20-2010 at 7:46 am

    Michael said...

    @ /3rtfu11: If Aronofsky directed a remake of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane” starring Faye Dunaway and Sissy Spacek I think that I would die happy.

  • 19 12-20-2010 at 7:48 am

    Michael said...

    also I think that Black Swan will peak at around $40 mil tops and that the ceiling for The Fighter is prolly going to be around $55mil. Don’t know where I am pulling those numbers from but they seem to fit to me at least :^)

  • 20 12-20-2010 at 9:00 am

    /3rtfu11 said...

    Michael: I was actually thinking of the professional rivalry between Anjelica Huston and Kathy Bates. Both earned Supporting Actress Nominations as Jack Nicholson’s co-stars, both won on their first nomination, both have three nominations a piece, both are directors, both have a vocal group of supporters via younger actors they’ve worked with and both have yet to win an Emmy.

  • 21 12-20-2010 at 9:23 am

    SJG said...

    Well, in the interest of throwing out older actresses we think Darren Aronofsky could give roles of a lifetime to, a la /3rtful and Michael, I should think Sigourney Weaver and Glenn Close could use a little Aronofsky magic.

    Dunaway, Spacek, Bates, and Huston all have their Oscars… Close and Weaver are due, goldarnit! And they seem a little more up his alley… they have an Ellen Burstyn sort of quality to them.

  • 22 12-20-2010 at 12:25 pm

    /3rtfu11 said...

    SLG:
    The Academy (or maybe just Hollywood) dislikes Weaver for not being scary to share her damn opinion. Close seems to be getting closer to a possible new Oscar nomination for playing a man – based on a true story – do a quick glance over at Film Experience Blog Spot to see the write up and a picture.
    You know aside from Aronofsky – Tarantino is brilliant with actresses of all ages and could really do something special with them. Now that his female editor has pass – I’ve been extremely curious what kinds of material he’s drawn to writing that isn’t so impersonal.