Friday’s box-office numbers for True Grit tipped it into the #1 spot, and Deadline says the final tally for New Year’s Weekend has the Coen brothers’ biggest opener nearly tied for the top spot with Fockers 3.¬† Perhaps the most interesting stat is True Grit’s stamina. While Little Fockers fell 15% from last weekend, True Grit held fast with a minuscule dip of only 1.4% from its Christmas premiere.
Also worth noting 2 other contenders earning well in their 3rd week of release: The Fighter weighs in at #8 with a cumulative take of $45 mil, and The King’s Speech (expanding to 700 screens) stands at #9, for a cume of $23 mil.¬† In its 4th weekend Black Swan glides in at $45 million. (up +35% from last weekend.)
True Grit looks set to pass the $100 million mark as early as Wednesday.