Universal Pictures brought their comedy Little Fockers to theaters yesterday and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the Ben Stiller sequel took in between $7.2 and $7.3 million to lead the daily Wednesday box office.
Paramount also rolled out its Western remake True Grit in theaters, which took third place on Wednesday with an estimated $5.6 million, just behind Tron: Legacy's $5.7 million take. True Grit did have a disadvantage in theater count, opening on just 3,047 screens while Little Fockers premiered on 3,536 screens.
It continues to be a solid season for the specialty titles like award-season favorites Black Swan and The Fighter, which both expanded yesterday. Black Swan took seventh place on Wednesday with $1.8 million after its nationwide expansion to 1,462 theaters. The film has a cumulative gross of $20.6 million after opening in limited release on December 3. The Fighter came in eighth place with $1.4 million from an expanded 2,503 theater count. The boxing drama has taken in $17.5 million after just six days.
Little Fockers is still down considerably from its previous outing. Meet the Fockers took in more than $12 million on a similar Wednesday opening in December 2004, taking in over $70 million throughout the holiday weekend. You'll have to wait until Monday to find out how Little Fockers fared this Christmas weekend.