Remake Of John Wayne’s “True Grit” Hits The Bulls Eye At Box Office

January 10th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by GD  

By Meena Kar
true-gritJan 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Joel and Ethan Coen, the Academy Award winning brothers much touted remake of John Wayne’s flick, “True Grit” have garnered a thumbs up as far as box office collections are concerned. The movie shot its way up to the top in the box office rating in North America. The film made by the Coen brothers has reportedly pulled up an amount of $110.4m (71.1m) both in the US as well as Canada. It became the first western movie since the 1990s, to make it to the top exceeding the $100m mark. The second position is taken up by comedy flick ‘Little Fockers’ with a total take of $13.7m (8.8m), preliminary statistics suggested on Sunday.

The remake of the western classic is expected to bring up something around $15m over the weekend, as predicted by trade analysts. The rate in which the tickets are being sold are a clear indication that the film has crossed the $100m with utmost ease. It went up to a gross total of 110.4 million dollars. This movie has won accolades of millions of viewers and have also received some several awards. The movie due to its prolific performance is also being considered for getting a nomination in the Oscars. In this version of the movie, Oscar-winning actor, Jeff Bridges, of “Crazy Heart” fame steps into the shoes of the character previously played by John Wayne. His character is that of an alcoholic U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn. Along with co-star Matt Damon, a Texas ranger, the two help a 14-year-old girl track down her father’s killer.

“The Little Fockers”, the third sequel in the “Fockers series has been elbowed to the second place, with a gross amount of 13.8 million dollars.

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