Tron Trounces Box Office With $43.6M
Sci-fi sequel sends Yogi Bear to No. 2
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 19, 2010 5:23 PM CST
In this publicity image released by Disney, Jeff Bridges is shown in a scene from "Tron: Legacy."   (AP Photo/Disney)
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(Newser) – The much-hyped sci-fi sequel Tron: Legacy trounced its closest competition at the box office this weekend, notching $43.6 million in an opening weekend some 28 years after the original cult hit debuted. Its $200 million budget let filmmakers "do some incredible things," says the director of the original. Rounding out the top eight, according to the Hollywood Reporter:

  1. Yogi Bear, $16.7 million
  2. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, $12.4 million

  1. The Fighter, $12.2 million
  2. The Tourist, $8.7 million
    Tangled, $8.7 million (virtual tie)