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The film starring Colin Firth as Queen Elizabeth II’s father, a reluctant king coping with a debilitating stammer, took in $1.1 million in 43 theaters, averaging a healthy $25,000 a cinema.
That compared to a $12,634 average in 3,451 theaters for “Tron: Legacy”; $4,752 in 3,515 cinemas for “Yogi Bear”; $4,874 in 2,503 locations for “The Fighter”; and $3,061 in 2,483 places for “How Do You Know.”
Fox Searchlight’s ballet drama “Black Swan,” another top Globe nominee starring Natalie Portman, climbed the chart as it expanded into nationwide release with $8.3 million in 959 theaters, averaging $8,655 and coming in at No. 7.
In limited release, Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart’s somber drama “Rabbit Hole” opened solidly with $55,000 in five theaters, averaging $11,000. The film, which earned Kidman a Globe nomination, centers on a couple struggling in their marriage after losing their young son in a traffic accident.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Final figures will be released Monday.
1. “Tron: Legacy,” $43.6 million.
2. “Yogi Bear,” $16.7 million.
3. “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” $12.4 million.
4. “The Fighter,” $12.2 million.
5. “The Tourist,” $8.7 million.
6. “Tangled,” $8.68 million.
7. “Black Swan,” $8.3 million.
8. “How Do You Know,” $7.6 million.
9. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,” $4.8 million.
10. “Unstoppable,” $1.8 million.
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