In what should be its last day at the top of the daily box office, Paramount's True Grit led the way for an eleventh consecutive day on Thursday. The break-out western remake grossed $1.37 million for the day. That was up 5 percent from Wednesday and down a healthy 32 percent from last Thursday. True Grit led the week with a weekly gross of $19.78 million, which was down 40 percent from the previous week. The film has exceeded expectations in a big way with a 23-day gross of $115.21 million and now trails Little Fockers by just $11.87 million for bragging rights as the highest grossing Christmas weekend release of 2010.
Fox Searchlight's Black Swan rounded out the midweek with another impressive second place performance. The Darren Aronofsky directed film grossed $0.96 million, which was up 4 percent over Wednesday and down just 23 percent from last Thursday. For the week Black Swan finished in fifth with $11.76 million. That was down 17 percent from the previous week. Black Swan has grossed a better than expected $64.87 million to date and has a good chance of clearing the $75 million mark by the end of Monday. Black Swan expands into an additional 744 locations today.
Universal's Little Fockers and Disney's TRON: Legacy continued to claim third and fourth place respectively. Little Fockers was unchanged from Wednesday to gross $0.85 million, while TRON: Legacy was up 1 percent from Wednesday to gross $0.76 million. For the week Little Fockers finished in second with $16.89 million and TRON: Legacy took fourth place with $13.12 million. Current domestic totals stand at $151.24 million for TRON: Legacy and at $127.09 million for Little Fockers.
The King's Speech was up one spot and a terrific 11 percent from Wednesday to round out Thursday's top five with $0.75 million. The Oscar hopeful for Best Picture from The Weinstein Company maintained momentum very nicely this week and has now grossed $35.52 million to date. The King's Speech is set to have another strong performance over the holiday weekend as it is expanding into an addtional 785 locations today.
This week's two wide releases, Relativity's Season of the Witch and Sony's Country Strong, took seventh and eighth place respectively on Thursday. Season of the Witch was down 1 percent from Wednesday to gross $0.65 million and Country Strong was unchanged to gross $0.54 million. For the week Season of the Witch finished in third place with $13.50 million, while Country Strong finished in seventh with $9.46 million. However, Country Strong should hold up much better than Season of the Witch going forward.