There are box office bombs, and then there was the opening weekend for How Do You Know, the James Brooks-directed romantic comedy starring Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Paul Rudd and Jack Nicholson. The movie, which cost $120 million to make, took in $7.6 million this weekend, barely half of Witherspoon's $15 million paycheck.

Tron Legacy, a sequel released 28 years after the original Tron, topped the box office by taking in $43.6 million, and sold about 2.5 times the number of tickets as the original Tron. Yogi Bear, the 3-D animated movie based on the popular cartoon and features voice work from Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake, finished second with an unimpressive $16.7 million.

Many awards-season films posted sizable gains as they expanded into wide release. The Fighter, starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale, earned $12.4 million playing on 3,000 screens, while The Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, took in $8.7 million on about 1,150 screens. Colin Firth's The King's Speech took in an average of $25,000 per theater, with a gross of almost $1.1 million in just 43 theaters.

Business was down this weekend compared to this same weekend a year ago, when James Cameron's epic Avatar was released. But overall, this weekend fared much better than last week, posting over a 50 percent gain in total gross. —ISHITA SINGH


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Read below for full box office totals:

Title, Weekend Gross; Total Gross
1. Tron Legacy, $43.6 million; $43.6 million
2. Yogi Bear, $16.7 million; $16.7 million
3. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, $12.4 million; $42.8 million
4. The Fighter, $12.2 million; $12.6 million
5. The Tourist, $8.7 million; $30.8 million
6. Tangled, $8.7 million; $127.8 million
7. Black Swan, $8.3 million; $15.7 million
8. How Do You Know, $7.6 million; $7.6 million
9. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1, $4.8 million; $265.5 million
10. Unstoppable, $1.8 million; $77.3 million

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