"Tron" film ears $3.5 million in midnight showings

Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:32pm EST
 
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By Pamela McClintock

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Disney's "Tron: Legacy" grossed roughly $3.5 million in midnight runs, with Imax theaters providing a record percentage of the gross, according to early estimates.

Imax locations grossed roughly $1 million. That number could shift upwards once final figures are tallied.

"Tron" debuted in 228 Imax theaters across the country. Several theaters in South Atlantic states that had planned to run the fanboy tentpole were shut because of snow.

The movie outpaces "Inception," which earned $3 million at late night showings earlier this year, but ties Avatar at $3.5 million.

(Editing by Zorianna Kit)

 
<p>Cast members (L-R) Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Jeff Bridges and director Joseph Kosinski pose together at the after party for the world premiere of the film "TRON: Legacy" in Hollywood, California, December 11, 2010. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok</p>