Looks like there's life in those old Fockers yet. Despite widespread critical derision, the star power of De Niro, Stiller, Hoffman et al. was still potent enough to send 'Little Fockers' to the top of the box office heap over the holiday weekend with an estimated $34 million over three days and a cumulative $48.3 million five-day haul.
Released on Wednesday, the Universal comedy couldn't match the sizable $70 million bow that 'Meet the Parents' enjoyed over Christmas in 2000, but did manage to squeeze past the $46 million that its predecessor, 'Meet the Fockers,' scored in 2004.
It was Bridges versus Bridges to round out the top three, with Jeff Bridges' Oscar contender 'True Grit' (also released Wednesday) beating out Jeff Bridges' effects-laden 'Tron: Legacy' to claim the No. 2 spot with $36.8 million over five days. Pundits were predicting a runner-up position for Disney's 'Tron' thanks to its family-friendly fare, but the Coens' well-reviewed 'Grit' forced it down to No. 3 with a still-respectable $31.8 million five-day take.