October 18, 2018

Ben Stiller In “Little Fockers” Is Another Big Hit

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"Little Fockers" stole the holiday weekend box office number 1 spot for the New Year's weekend

Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro were able to pull out another big hit with their newest movie, “Little Fockers.” It’s the 3rd movie in the “Meet the Parents” franchise.

Over the New Year’s weekend, starting December 31, “Little Fockers” earned $26.3 million, making it the number 1 holiday box office hit. It held a narrow lead, followed closely by “True Grit” which earned $24.5 million.

Since it was released, “Little Fockers” has earned the franchise an additional $103.2 million. Exactly 6 years ago “Meet the Fockers” was released and it earned $163 million in the same time period.

Movie sales fell overall for the eighth weekend in a row compared to last year. Sales were down 28% over last year. It was not just a sluggish Holiday season, it was also a sluggish fall.

This gets Hollywood off to a slow start in 2011. Although Paul Dergarabedian, a Hollywood box office analyst, said that they expect a good year ahead. The final “Harry Potter” movie will come out this year, another “Pirates of the Caribbean,” X-Men,” and the next “Hangover” to name a few.

Other movies that did well this weekend were “Tron: Legacy” with Jeff Bridges coming in number 3, “Yogi Bear” with Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake coming in number 4 and “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” coming in at number 5.