As expected, Tron Legacy opened at #1 with $43.6 million, far short of what last year's long-awaited science fiction adventure, Avatar, brought right around the same time. While the opening isn't exactly stellar, Disney hopes that the numbers will gain steam over the holidays. Mediocre reviews might not help, but everyone is raving about the visual effects and the soundtrack, so that may be enough to get it where it needs to be.
The weekend wasn't as kind to the other opening 3D film, Yogi Bear. Sporting dismal reviews and general lack of interest for the Hannah Barbera character that went off television airwaves back in the early sixties, Yogi brought in a poor $16.7 million. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader added only $12.4 million to its bank account while David O. Russell's The Fighter did well in an expanded release, earning $12.2 million. The Tourist only managed to bring in $8.9 million, proving Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie aren't the only reasons people go to the movies.
Check out the numbers for the Top 5 below:
- Tron Legacy - $43,600,000
- Yogi Bear - $16,700,000
- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader - $12,400,000
- The Fighter - $12,200,000
- The Tourist - $8,700,000