‘The King’s Speech,’ ‘Black Swan’ both break $100 million domestic take

While movie-going may be down from last year, Oscar-nominated fare continues to do well, with two Best Picture nominees — “Black Swan” and “The King’s Speech” — each passing the $100 million mark this weekend. “The King’s Speech” has now taken in $103.3 million while “Black Swan” has made $101.5 million.

WIth a leading 12 Oscar nominations and status as the frontrunner, “The King’s Speech” has been remarkably resilient at the box office. Even after 13 weeks in release, it was off only 9% at the box office, earning $6.6 million to come in seventh for the weekend. Its gross now ranks fourth among the 10 Best Picture nominees.

“Black Swan” was further down the list at 15th, with its twelfth weekend takings at $1.3 million. However, it is now in fifth place among the contenders, supplanting “The Social Network” which finished its theatrical run with $96 million.

Another Best Picture contender, “True Grit,” continues to do well as well, with earnings of $2.3 million in its ninth weekend frame for 11th place. Its total take sits at $164 million.

The current tallies of the 10 Best Picture nominees are ordered from highest domestic gross to lowest. As some of these titles are still in theaters, their final results won’t be known for a few more weeks.

1. “Toy Story 3”
Domestic Total: $415,004,880

2. “Inception”
Domestic Total: $292,576,195

3. “True Grit”
Domestic Total: $164,118,000

4. “The King’s Speech”
Domestic Total: $103,278,000

5. “Black Swan”
Domestic Total: $101,518,000

6. “The Social Network”
Domestic Total: $96,398,570

7. “The Fighter”
Domestic Total: $87,886,000

8. “The Kids Are All Right”
Domestic Total: $20,811,365

9. “127 Hours”
Domestic Total: $17,413,000

10. “Winter’s Bone”
Domestic Total: $6,308,485

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