Universal's Little Fockers topped the daily box office on Tuesday with $7.78 million. The third installment of the comedy franchise was down a reasonable 8 percent from Monday. In general films aimed at older audiences didn't hold up anywhere near as well as family films did on Tuesday (the re-scheduled nationally televised NFL game between Minnesota and Philadelphia seems to have had an effect). Little Fockers has now led the daily box office for seven consecutive days. With a seven-day gross of $61.28 million, Little Fockers is running 37 percent behind the pace of 2004's Meet the Fockers (which slid 9 percent on the Tuesday after Christmas).
TRON: Legacy was up one spot from Monday to take second place on Tuesday with $6.35 million. In the process Disney's sci-fi sequel reached the $100 million domestic milestone. TRON: Legacy achieved the milestone in twelve days and currently boasts a total gross of $100.06 million. The film was essentially unchanged both from Monday and from last Tuesday, as higher priced 3D tickets are helping further stabilize the film's holiday grosses. TRON: Legacy topped Paramount's True Grit by $209,447 for the day and the two films starring Jeff Bridges are set to remain locked in a close battle for second place for at least the next few days.
True Grit was down one spot and a sizable 14 percent from Monday to finish in third with $6.14 million. The western remake from the Coen Brothers appears to have taken the biggest hit from the Tuesday night NFL game. Despite the Tuesday slide, True Grit grossed a very impressive $49.38 million in its first week of release and is still in good shape to experience a very solid hold over New Years Day weekend. True Grit is currently running 6 percent behind the pace of 2008's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and 21 percent ahead of 2008's Valkyrie.
Warner's Yogi Bear was up a very impressive 25 percent from Monday to hold steady in fourth place on Tuesday with $4.50 million. The 3D family film took a larger than expected tumble over Christmas weekend, but is making up for it with especially strong midweek holds so far this week (even for a family film during the holidays). Yogi Bear has grossed $43.93 million in twelve days and is on course to reach the $50 million mark on Thursday.
Please note that some of today's grosses are estimates due to the holidays.