'Tangled' Tops $150 Million at Domestic Box Office

Disney Animation Studios

It took two directors -- Nathan Greno and Byron Howard, who both worked as artists on Disney's Mulan and Chicken Little -- to bring the newest Walt Disney Pictures animated movie to the big screen. Tangled, a lively 3D take on the Brothers Grimm classic Rapunzel and featuring voice overs by Mandy Moore and Chuck star Zachary Levi, is set for release on Nov. 24 and is the 50th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series.

Tuesday results also see 'Tron: Legacy' pass $100 million while 'Little Fockers' holds on to No. 1 spot.

Disney's Thanksgiving film Tangled has transformed into the gift that won't stop giving, jumping the $150 million mark this week at the domestic box office and keeping up with newer Christmas family offerings.

Tangled grossed $3.6 million on Tuesday from 2,582 theaters for a cume of $150.6 million in its fifth week.

Disney's Tron: Legacy registered its own milestone Tuesday as it became the first Christmas film to cross the $100 million mark domestically. Overseas, the pic has brought in roughly $75 million for a worldwide total of $175 million.

Tron is a solid performer, but it hasn't broken out to the extent Disney might have liked beyond its core fanboy base.

Conversely, Tangled has done far more business than anyone predicted. Most had expected the film to gross $125 million domestically. Now, the movie is expected to reach $175 million.

It's probably no coincidence that Tangled is the only film of the year to receive a glowing A+ from CinemaScore. With that kind of grade, Tangled is being fueled by great word-of-mouth.

On Tuesday, Tangled came in No. 6 for the day to beat Fox's disappointing Christmas entry Gulliver's Travels, which grossed $2.9 million from 2,546 theaters for a four-day cume of $11.9 million. Gulliver's placed No. 7.

Tangled came in just behind Fox's The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, which grossed $3.7 million for a cume of $69.8 million.

Warner Bros.' Christmas kids pic Yogi Bear placed No. 4, grossing $4.4 million for a cume of $49 million.

Universal's Little Fockers, which brought in $7.8 million for a cume of $61.3 million, continued to top the domestic box-office chart.

Paramount's True Grit swapped places with Tron to come in No. 3 Tuesday, grossing $6.1 million for a cume of $49.3 million.