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'True Grit' Overtakes 'Little Fockers' in Friday Box Office

True Grit
Lorey Sebastian/Paramount Pictures

Coen brothers' Western earns $8.2 million, while 'Fockers' takes $7.8 million.

Paramount’s True Grit rang in the New Year at the top of the domestic B.O., grossing roughly $8.2 million on Friday from 3,083 theaters to overtake Universal’s Little Fockers for the first time.

True Grit’s cume is $70.4 million. It’s been the only major studio Christmas title to overperform.
Fockers grossed an estimated $7.8 million Friday from 3,554 locations for a cume of $84.4 million. Universal predicts Fockers will beat out True Grit for the weekend and jump the $100 million mark.

New Year’s Eve is traditionally a good day for adult-skewing titles.

Also making headlines Friday was the Weinstein Co’s The King’s Speech, which beat Fox Searchlight’s Black Swan to come in No. 9. King’s Speech grossed an estimated $2.5 million from 700 theaters for a cume of $17.6 million.

Black Swan grossed an estimated $1.9 million from 1,553 theaters for a cume of $40.9 million, by far the best gross of 2010 for a specialty film released in a platform run.