TRON: Legacy continued to lead the way on Monday as holiday midweek business picked up in general.

TRON: Legacy’ Clears $50 Million

on December 21, 2010 by Daniel Garris

TRON: Legacy grossed $6.00 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for a fourth consecutive day. Disney's big-budget 3D sequel was down 48 percent from Sunday, which represented one of the day's larger daily declines among wide releases. Midweek business really started to pick up in general on Monday, as the holiday season is now clearly in full swing at the box office. TRON: Legacy cleared the $50 million mark yesterday and looks to hit the $60 million mark as early as Wednesday. With a four-day total of $50.03 million TRON: Legacy is currently running 45 percent ahead of the pace of 2004's A Series of Unfortunate Events (which fell a similar 47 percent on the Monday before Christmas). On the other hand, TRON: Legacy is running 41 percent behind the pace of 2008's I Am Legend.

Warner's Yogi Bear remained in second place with $2.43 million. However, like TRON: Legacy, Yogi Bear also experienced one of the day's larger daily declines from Sunday as it fell 49 percent. Given the film's family appeal Yogi Bear should hold up well over the holidays, but at the same time the film has also experienced relativity large daily declines for a family film at this time of year each of the past two days. Yogi Bear has grossed $18.84 million in its first four days of release. That is slightly below expectations and places the film 60 percent behind the pace of 2007's Alvin and the Chipmunks and 50 percent ahead of 2008's The Tale of Despereaux.

It was a very nice day for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Fox's fantasy sequel was within shouting distance of Yogi Bear with a third place finish of $2.23 million. Dawn Treader was down just 40 percent from Sunday and up 36 percent from last Monday. The holiday bump in business is much needed given the film's underwhelming domestic performance thus far. The eleven-day gross for Dawn Treader stands at $44.98 million.

Holding up even better was Disney's Tangled. The computer animated film was down a slim 29 percent from Sunday to take fourth place with $1.99 million. Tangled was up a fantastic 128 percent over last Monday, which is a great sign for the film's holiday performance going forward. Through 27 days of release Tangled has grossed a better than expected $129.91 million, placing it 41 percent ahead of the pace of 2007's Enchanted.

Tags: Tangled, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Yogi Bear, TRON: Legacy

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