class=”alignleft size-large wp-image-53676″ title=”Tron Legacy Banner 2″ src=”https://www.heyuguys.com/images/2010/11/Tron-Legacy-Banner-2-421×600.jpg” alt=”” width=”211″ height=”299″ />Tron: Legacy is top of the US box office this week, having brought in over $43 million in receipts ($43,600,000).
Disney were probably hoping for a bigger figure (the film is budgeted at around $170 million before promotional and advertising costs) but the first film was hardly in the same league as something like Star Wars in terms of popularity and does not engender a huge sense of excitement for the follow up. It’s worth noting however, that Avatar opened around the same time last year with a moderate haul of $70 million and went on to become the biggest-grossing film in the world.
The GC makeover of popular Hanna Barbera cartoon Yogi Bear has debuted at number 2 with a below-par $16m. It’s probably safe to say that this film’s finally box office tally won’t be anywhere close to what the similarly kids-marketed Alvin and the Chipmunks sequel made last year (a staggering $219m!).
The third in The Chronicles of Narnia series (The Voyage of the Dawn Treader) rounds off the top three, bringing in just over $44m after two weeks on release. It’s another big-budgeted family feature which has a way to go to break even (it has a budget of around $155m) but this film (like the first two) should prove to be popular with an overseas audience.
Figures courtesy of Box Office Mojo.