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While this season’s top hits failed to measure up to “Avatar” and other 2009 holiday blockbusters, smaller Oscar contenders continued to score in the top-10.

Paramount’s boxing drama “The Fighter,” with Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale, was No. 7 with $10 million, raising its total to $46.4 million; Fox Searchlight’s psychosexual thriller “Black Swan,” starring Natalie Portman, came in at No. 9 with $8.5 million, raising its haul to $47.4 million; and the Weinstein Co. historical drama “The King’s Speech,” with Colin Firth, was No. 10 with $7.7 million, pushing its sum to $22.8 million.

Other awards contenders debuted well in limited release. The Weinstein Co. marital drama “Blue Valentine,” starring Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling, took in $180,066 in four theaters.

Sony Pictures Classics’ British drama “Another Year,” from director Mike Leigh and featuring Jim Broadbent, took in $120,390 in six theaters.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Final figures will be released Monday.

1. “Little Fockers,” $26.3 million.

2. “True Grit,” $24.5 million.

3. “Tron: Legacy,” $18.3 million.

4. “Yogi Bear,” $13 million.

5. “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” $10.5 million.

6. “Tangled,” $10.01 million.

7. “The Fighter,” $10 million.

8. “Gulliver’s Travels,” $9.1 million.

9. “Black Swan,” $8.5 million.

10. “The King’s Speech,” $7.6 million.

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