For surprising box-office news you had to look to--surprise!-- The Tourist.
The $100 million Angelina Jolie-Johnny Depp " bomb " hit $120 million worldwide.
And the Golden Globe-nominated comedy (or musical) ain't done yet, even as it fell out of the domestic Top 10 after a brief three-weekend stay. Expectations were that when all is said and grossed, The Tourist could reach $200 million worldwide.
Elsewhere, Ben Stiller's and Robert De Niro's Little Fockers broke $100 million domestically, and managed to edge Jeff Bridges--twice.
Bridges' truly gritty True Grit had a fantastic second weekend, while Bridges' $170 million Tron: Legacy upped its worldwide take to $241 million.
Oscar hopeful The King's Speech finally cracked the Top 10; Ryan Gosling's and Michelle Williams' Oscar vehicle Blue Valentine finally opened--and how--grossing $180,066 off just four screens.
Overall, it was another down box-office weekend for Hollywood, as the industry continued to lack for a certain James Cameron powerhouse.
Here's a rundown of the top-grossing films over New Year's weekend, per Friday-Sunday estimates compiled by Exhibitor Relations:
Little Fockers, $26.3 million True Grit, $24.5 million Tron: Legacy, $18.3 million Yogi Bear, $13 million The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, $10.5 million Tangled, $10.01 million The Fighter, $10 million Gulliver's Travels, $9.1 million Black Swan, $8.5 million The King's Speech, $7.6 million