‘True Grit’ Rides Tall With $15M And No. 1 Finish

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “True Grit” has seized the reins at the weekend box office with $15 million, taking the No. 1 spot and becoming the first Western to top the $100 million mark since the 1990s.

The film starring Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon bumped off Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller’s comedy “Little Fockers,” which was No. 1 the previous two weekends. “Little Fockers” slipped to second with $13.8 million, raising its total to $124 million.

Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, “True Grit” lifted its total to $110.4 million.

Among newcomers, Nicolas Cage’s supernatural thriller “Season of the Witch” opened at No. 3 with $10.7 million. Gwyneth Paltrow’s country-music drama “Country Strong” premiered at No. 6 with $7.3 million.

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