‘Little Fockers’ big at box office
Despite the holidays and a fierce snowstorm, “Little Fockers’’ did decent business at the weekend box office, finishing No. 1. The third installment of the Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro series of in-law comedy earned $34 million over the three-day weekend, and $48.3 million since opening on Wednesday, according to studio estimates yesterday. That was less than the debut of the 2004 sequel, “Meet the Fockers,’’ which opened to $46.1 million, but more than the original, “Meet the Parents,’’ which made $28.6 million in its opening weekend. Overall, it was a down weekend for Hollywood, which saw “Gulliver’s Travels’’ open with a weak two-day gross of $7.2 million, and last week’s top film, the 3-D sci-fi sequel “Tron: Legacy,’’ fall more than 54 percent to $20.1 million on the weekend, and a total of $88.3 million. The big success was the Coen Brothers’ “True Grit,’’ which was the No. 2 film of the weekend with a better-than-expected $25.6 million, and a five-day gross of $36.8 million. The movie gave Joel and Ethan Coen their best opening weekend ever. Mark Wahlberg’s biopic of “Irish’’ Micky Ward, “The Fighter,’’ added $8.8 million to its three-week total of $27.6 million.