‘Tron: Legacy’ tops North American box office

Tron: Legacy Box Office

Tron: Legacy, a big-budget sequel to the 1982 sci-fi flick Tron, came out as the top-grossing weekend movie in North America with $43.6 million in ticket sales. The figure was nice, but with a production budget estimated at around $170 million, we think it wasn’t enough.

The film, which stars Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Michael Sheen, and Olivia Wilde, is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world where characters bleed pixels as opposed to blood. Some might say that it has a dull storyline and direction, but with glow-in-the-dark effects, awesome action sequence and Daft Punk, Tron: Legacy is quite a ride.

Yogi Bear, a 3D live-action/CGI film adaptation of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon series, placed second with $16.7 million, with The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in third at $12.4 million.

Mark Wahlberg boxing drama The Fighter was in fourth place with $12.2 million, while romantic thriller The Tourist drops from second to fifth with $8.7 million.

WATCH: Tron:Legacy official trailer