Disney's Alice in Wonderland remained at the top of the box office with ease on Tuesday. The 3D film from director Tim Burton grossed $7.98 million for the day, which was down 11 percent from Monday. Although that represented the day's weakest daily percentage hold among wide releases, it was still a solid hold for a film of this size at this point in its run. Alice in Wonderland is already the highest grossing film of 2010 thus far with a much better than expected five-day start of $133.09 million and will have no problem remaining at the top of the box office over the upcoming weekend.
Shutter Island was up 9 percent and up one spot from Monday to place in second. Paramount's R-rated thriller from director Martin Scorsese grossed $1.10 million, which edged out Overture's Brooklyn's Finest by $65,006 for the day. Shutter Island has grossed $97.86 million through 19 days of release will clear the $100 million mark on either Thursday or Friday. Shutter Island is currently running 24 percent ahead of the pace of 2006's The Departed.
Brooklyn's Finest was down one spot to finish in third. The ensemble crime drama grossed $1.04 million for the day, which was down 4 percent from Monday. Brooklyn's Finest has slightly exceeded expectations with a five-day start of $15.46 million and continues to run 18 percent behind the pace of 2008's Righteous Kill (which was released by Overture in September of 2008).
Avatar remained in fourth place with $0.78 million. Fox's 3D phenomenon was down 4 percent from Monday and down 47 percent from last Tuesday (when it was seeing a last-minute boost in the days before it lost 3D screens to Alice in Wonderland). The 82-day domestic gross for Avatar stands at a record-breaking $722.21 million, giving the film a total gross to opening weekend ratio of 9.38 to 1.
Cop Out rounded out the day's top five with $0.75 million. The comedy from director Kevin Smith was up 12 percent from Monday, but still down 47 percent from last Tuesday. Cop Out has grossed $33.93 million through 12 days, which is 12 percent stronger than the $30.31 million 12-day start of the studio's Edge of Darkness earlier this year.