‘Alice’ Leads on Wednesday

on March 11, 2010 by Daniel Garris

Disney's Alice in Wonderland led the daily box office for a sixth consecutive day on Wednesday. The Tim Burton directed 3D blockbuster starring Johnny Depp grossed $6.77 million. That was down 15 percent from Tuesday, which represents a respectable Wednesday daily hold at this point in the film's run. Alice in Wonderland has defied expectations so far with a massive six-day start of $139.86 million, placing the film a whopping 76 percent ahead of the pace of 2005's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and 16 percent behind 2007's Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. Alice in Wonderland will zoom past the $150 million mark on Friday and before much longer will become the first release of 2010 to reach the $200 million milestone domestically.

Shutter Island remained in second place with $0.97 million. The thriller from Paramount was down 12 percent from Tuesday and down 41 percent from last Wednesday. The Martin Scorsese directed film continues to hold up relatively well for its genre and is now on the verge of joining the $100 million club with a 20-day gross of $98.83 million. Shutter Island will represent the third collaboration between Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio to gross at least $100 million (joining 2004's The Aviator and 2006's The Departed).

Brooklyn's Finest finished in third for a second straight day. Overture's ensemble crime drama grossed $0.81 million, which was down a sharp 22 percent from Tuesday. That represented the day's largest daily percentage decline among wide releases, which isn't a good sign for the film heading into its second weekend. Nonetheless, Brooklyn's Finest is still slightly outpacing expectations so far with a six-day start of $16.27 million.

Fox's Avatar remained in fourth with $0.75 million. James Cameron's 3D blockbuster was down a solid 4 percent from Tuesday but down a steep 51 percent from last Wednesday (when it was seeing a last-minute boost in the days before it lost 3D screens to Alice in Wonderland). However, with Alice in Wonderland having already made an impact on the film, Avatar has a good chance of holding up much better this weekend. The 83-day domestic gross for Avatar stands at $722.95 million.

Cop Out rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $0.63 million. The Kevin Smith directed comedy from Warner Bros. was down 16 percent from Tuesday and down 46 percent from last Wednesday. Cop Out has grossed $34.56 million in 13 days and could clear the $40 million mark by the end of the upcoming weekend.

Tags: Cop Out, Avatar, Brooklyn's Finest, Shutter Island, Alice in Wonderland

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