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Tron: Legacy Sends Yogi Packing at U.S. Box Office

Disney's TRON: LEGACY dominated the U.S. box office for the weekend of Dec. 17-19, 2010.

Disney's TRON: LEGACY dominated the U.S. box office for the weekend of Dec. 17-19, 2010. The long awaited sequel earned $43.6 million. Digital Domain, Mr. X and Prime Focus provided the visual effects.

YOGI BEAR laid down its picnic basket in second with a soft haul of $16.7 million. Rhythm & Hues, Entity FX and NeoReel provided the visual effects.

Fox-Walden's THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER sailed into third with another $12.4 million. With vfx from 4DMax, Cinesite, Framestore, Fugitive Studios, Mark Roberts Motion Control, Matte Painting UK, The Moving Picture Company (MPC), Prime Focus Film, The Senate Visual Effects, Spectrum Effects and The Third Floor, the third in the series has amassed $42.8 million to date.

In expanding wide, Paramount's THE FIGHTER knocked out $12.2 million. With visual effects from Comen VFX, the true-life boxing flick has earned $12.6 million thus far.

Columbia's THE TOURIST slipped to fifth, bringing in another $8.7 million. With vfx from At The Post and Filmworks/FX, the Johnny Depp-Angelina Jolie actioner has collected $30.8 million to date.

In sixth, Disney's TANGLED wrapped up an additional $8.68 million. The animated hit has earned $127.8 million.

Fox Searchlight's BLACK SWAN swam into seventh with $8.3 million. With vfx from Look Effects, the psychological thriller has collected $15.7 million thus far.

Columbia's romantic comedy HOW DO YOU KNOW had a disappointing debut in eight, making $7.6 million.

Warner Bros.' HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1 arrived in ninth with $4.85 million. With vfx from Baseblack, Cinesite, Double Negative, Framestore, Gradient Effects, Industrial Light & Magic, Mova, The Moving Picture Company, Rising Sun Pictures and The Visual Effects Company, the beginning of the end for the venerable franchise had summoned $265.5 million.

Closing out the top ten was Fox's UNSTOPPABLE. With vfx from Asylum VFX, Eye-Spy Prods. and Hirota Paint Industries, the Tony Scott actioner added $1.8 million to its $77.3 million cume.

Box office numbers were obtained on boxofficemojo.com.

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