‘Alice’ Marches on as Top Film

on March 17, 2010 by Daniel Garris
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Disney's Alice in Wonderland continued to occupy its throne at the box office on Tuesday. The 3D blockbuster starring Johnny Depp grossed $6.01 million, which was down 1 percent from Monday and down only 25 percent from last Tuesday. Good word of mouth, the arrival of Spring Break and strong 3D grosses are combining to help the film hold up very well during the midweek so far. Alice in Wonderland has surpassed expectations greatly with a massive 12-day start of $221.40 million. That places the film only 2 percent behind the pace of 2007's Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.

Green Zone remained in second place with $1.28 million. Universal's expensive action-thriller starring Matt Damon was up 4 percent from Monday, but has still only grossed a very lackluster $16.82 million through five days of release. Universal experienced tough results throughout much of 2009 and is off to a rough start in 2010 with the disappointing domestic performances of Green Zone and The Wolfman.

Paramount's She's Out of My League held steady in third place with $1.17 million. The modestly budgeted R-rated comedy starring Jay Baruchel and Alice Eve was up a solid 3 percent over Monday. The five-day total for She's Out of My League stands at $12.09 million, which is in line with pre-release expectations.

Fellow Paramount release Shutter Island remained in fourth. Shutter Island grossed $0.83 million, which was up 4 percent from Monday and down 25 percent from last Tuesday. The 26-day gross for Shutter Island stands at $109.64 million. Yesterday saw Shutter Island overtake Warner's Valentine's Day for second place on the early yearly domestic chart for 2010.

Remember Me was up one spot and up a healthy 11 percent from Monday to round out Tuesday's top five. The Robert Pattinson vehicle from Summit grossed $0.74 million, bringing the film's five-day start to $9.49 million. Yesterday's hold marked a reversal from the film's large daily declines from Saturday through Monday, but odds are that the film will begin to fall off quickly again before much longer.

Avatar slid one spot from Monday to finish in sixth. Fox's record-breaking film grossed $0.68 million for the day, which was up 1 percent from Monday and down 13 percent from last Tuesday. The 89-day domestic gross for Avatar stands at $731.62 million.

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