‘Alice in Wonderland’ Leads Monday

on March 16, 2010 by Daniel Garris

Alice in Wonderland remained at the top of the box office on Monday with a daily take of $6.05 million. Disney's 3D blockbuster has now led the daily box office with ease for eleven straight days. Alice in Wonderland was down 67 percent from Sunday and down just 33 percent from last Monday, which represents a healthy hold at this point in the film's run. The latest success for the 3D format has exceeded expectations in a big way with an eleven-day start of $215.39 million. Alice in Wonderland should continue to hold up quite well over the next ten days, as moviegoers will want to catch the film in 3D before it loses 3D screens to Paramount's How to Train Your Dragon on March 26th and to Warner's Clash of the Titans on April 2nd.

Universal's Green Zone placed in second with $1.23 million. The Paul Greengrass directed action-thriller set in Iraq starring Matt Damon was down 66 percent from Sunday. The four-day start for Green Zone stands at $15.54 million, placing it 25 percent ahead of the pace of 2006's United 93, which was also directed by Greengrass. While Green Zone is performing only slightly below its scaled down expectations, the film's early run is especially disappointing given its $100 million production budget.

She's Out of My League finished in third with $1.14 million. The R-rated comedy from Paramount experienced a 58 percent slide from Sunday, representing one of the day's stronger daily holds among wide releases. That is a good early sign for the film going forward, though it should also be noted that R-rated comedies often experience strong daily holds on their first Monday. She's Out of My League is performing in line with expectations thus far with a four-day start of $10.92 million.

Shutter Island continues to hold up well as the thriller from Paramount was down a slim 21 percent from last Monday. The Martin Scorsese directed film starring Leonardo DiCaprio grossed $0.80 million, which was down 64 percent from Sunday. Shutter Island passed by the $100 million mark over the weekend and has grossed $108.81 million through 25 days of release. That places Shutter Island $23.58 million away from matching the total gross of 2006's The Departed.

Avatar was up two spots from its seventh place finish over the weekend to round out Monday's top five. Fox's record-breaking blockbuster grossed $0.67 million, which was down 65 percent from Sunday and down only 18 percent from last Monday. Like Alice in Wonderland, Avatar could hold up well over the next ten days before the next wave of 3D releases enters the marketplace.

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

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