'TRON: Legacy' Off to Solid Start; 'How Do You Know' Bombs

on December 19, 2010 by Phil Contrino

According to studio estimates, TRON: Legacy is on pace for $43.6 million during its debut frame. The sci-fi flick has also raked in $23 million abroad, which gives it a worldwide total of $66.6 million. Disney is reporting that 66% of TRON: Legacy's opening weekend audience was male and 46% was 25 and under. The sequel landed a promising B+ rating from CinemaScore.

Warner Bros. is estimating $16.7 million for Yogi Bear. The animated flick will hold up well over the holidays even though word-of-mouth is bound to be lukewarm at best.

How Do You Know has landed with a loud thud. Sony's romantic comedy is set for only $7.6 million during its debut frame. That's incredibly disastrous for a film with a reported production budget of $120 million. Sony is reporting that 66% of the film's audience was female and 55% was 30 or over.

Paramount is reporting that 53 of The Fighter's audience was female and 49% was between 25 and 34. The boxing flick grabbed a promising A- rating from CinemaScore.

Black Swan did quite well thanks to a large expansion this weekend. The ballet thriller represents a strong alternative to the kind of family-oriented films that flood the marketplace at this time of year.

Rabbit Hole is off to slow start in platform release. Despite winning plenty of rave reviews, the domestic drama managed a location average of only 11,000. The Lionsgate release will need some more awards season recognition to really make an impact at the box office.

Check back tomorrow for weekend actuals.

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris.


Tags: How Do You Know, Yogi Bear, TRON: Legacy

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