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Box Office: 'True Grit' Outdoes 'Little Fockers' in Third Week

January 10, 2011 (2:36 am) GMT
The drama finally claims the champion title which has been won by the comedy for two consecutive weeks.
Box Office: 'True Grit' Outdoes 'Little Fockers' in Third Week

"" has shown a gritty performance and it results in a victory at North American Box Office. After standing still on the runner-up place since it was released in late December 2010, the movie finally outdoes "" on its third weekend with $14.6 million.

The drama, which is one of Oscar favorites, takes advantages from the quiet weekend. It has been common knowledge that January is typically a dead zone for new films as moviegoers catch up on prospective Academy Awards contenders and the National Football League is about to kick off its playoffs.

Former two-week winner "Little Fockers" is now sitting on the second place with $13.5 million, making a total domestic revenue of $123.7 million so far. 's "" is the only newcomer entering the top ten, landing on number three with $10.6 million haul.

Sci-fi movie "" drops to number four on its fourth weekend with $10.1 million. Another possible Oscar nominee "" jets off from number nine to five with an additional $8.1 million cume.

Also making a huge leap this week is "" which boasts 's musical performance. The drama jumps from number 43 to 6 and adds $7.3 million haul after opening in additional 1,422 theaters.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for January 7-9:

  1. "" - $14.6 million
  2. "" - $13.5 million
  3. "" - $10.6 million
  4. "" - $10.1 million
  5. "" - $8.1 million
  6. "" - $7.3 million
  7. "" - $7 million
  8. *"" - $6.6 million
  9. "" - $6.4 million
  10. "" - $5.1 million
*UPDATE: When the final figures came out on Monday, January 10, it was revealed that "Yogi Bear" earned more than "The King's Speech". Hence, the drama swapped place with the animation which now secured the eighth position on the chart.

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