“Little Fockers” is the first number one movie of the new year, though its box office tally might not exactly be cause for celebration. The Ben Stiller-Robert De Niro comedy narrowly managed to retain its lead at the slow holiday box office, pulling in 26-point-three-million in ticket sales in its second weekend out in theaters. The Coen brothers’ remake of “True Grit” came in second with 24-point-five-million, and “Tron: Legacy” retained the third slot with 18-point-three-million. The movies, all either sequels or remakes, were unchanged in rank from last weekend. “Yogi Bear” rose to fourth place with 13-million, while “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” slipped to number five with ten-point-five-million-dollars in box office receipts.
The movie box office was plagued by slow ticket sales last year. According to box office analysts at Hollywood.com, tickets sold in 2010, dropped about five-point-four percent from 2009, marking the biggest percentage drop since 2005 when attendance plummeted eight-point-one percent.