‘Alice’ #1 on St. Patrick’s Day

on March 18, 2010 by Daniel Garris

Alice in Wonderland remained at the top of the daily box office for the thirteenth consecutive day on Wednesday. The Tim Burton directed 3D film from Disney was down a sizable 22 percent from Tuesday, but nearly all films experienced larger than normal Wednesday declines yesterday as a result of St. Patrick's Day. Despite yesterday's daily slide, Alice in Wonderland is still holding up quite well right now as it was down only 30 percent from last Wednesday. Alice in Wonderland has greatly outpaced expectations with $226.12 million in 13 days and will zoom past the $250 million mark over the weekend.

Universal's Green Zone remained in second place with $0.95 million, but was down 26 percent from Tuesday. That represented one of the day's larger daily declines among wide releases. The action-thriller starring Matt Damon has grossed $17.76 million through six days of release, which is very disappointing given the film's pricey production budget. Since Green Zone was sold more as an action-thriller than as a film set in Iraq, it is likely that the film will experience a significant decline in its second weekend.

She's Out of My League held steady in third with $0.82 million. The R-rated comedy from Paramount was down 30 percent from Tuesday, which represented the day's largest daily decline among wide releases. The six-day gross for She's Out of My League stands at $12.91 million. That is in line with expectations and places the film 4 percent ahead of the pace of 2006's She's the Man.

Paramount's Shutter Island remained in fourth place with $0.63 million. That was down 24 percent from Tuesday and down a solid 35 percent from last Wednesday. Shutter Island has grossed $110.27 million through 27 days of release, placing the film $22.12 million away from the unadjusted gross of 2006's The Departed.

Avatar didn't experience much of an impact from St. Patrick's Day, as Fox's 3D blockbuster was only down 10 percent from Tuesday and down 19 percent from last Wednesday. Avatar grossed $0.61 million for the day, which moved the film up one spot into fifth. The film's record-breaking 90-day total stands at $732.23 million.

Summit's Remember Me was down one spot and 27 percent to place in sixth. The Robert Pattinson vehicle grossed $0.54 million, bringing the film's six-day total to $10.03 million. With the exception of Tuesday's performance, Remember Me have showcased very weak holding power thus far.

Tags: Remember Me, Avatar, Shutter Island, She's Out of My League, Green Zone, Alice in Wonderland

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