A Nightmare on Elm Street continued to lead the daily box office on Tuesday. Warner’s remake of the classic 1984 horror film grossed $1.81 million and has now led the daily box office for five straight days. Elm Street was down 13 percent from Monday. While that represented one of the day’s poorer holds among wide releases, it was also reasonable given the front-loaded nature of the horror genre. The five-day gross for A Nightmare on Elm Street stands at $36.79 million, placing it 18 percent behind the pace of last year’s Friday the 13th and 15 percent ahead of 2007’s Halloween.
CBS Films’ The Back-up Plan was up on spot and a strong 25 percent over Monday to finish in second. The romantic comedy starring Jennifer Lopez grossed $0.62 million, which was still down 39 percent from last Tuesday. The Back-up Plan has grossed $24.08 million through 12 days of release, as the film continues to perform in line with expectations.
Paramount’s How to Train Your Dragon fell to third after sliding one spot and 4 percent from Monday. The computer animated blockbuster from DreamWorks grossed $0.58 million, which was down 32 percent from last Tuesday. How to Train Your Dragon has grossed $193.36 million to date and should clear the $200 million domestic mark by the end of the weekend.
Date Night remained in fourth place with $0.52 million. The PG-13 comedy from Fox was up 8 percent from Monday and down just 26 percent from last Tuesday, as the film continues to hold up very nicely. Date Night has grossed $74.61 million through 26 days of release and is set to clear the $80 million mark in the coming days.
The Losers continued to round out the day's top five. The comic book adaptation from Warner Bros. grossed $0.47 million. That was up 6 percent over Monday and down 38 percent from Last Tuesday. After a lackluster debut, The Losers has held up well for its genre over the past week, but the film is highly likely to lose any momentum it has when Paramount's Iron Man 2 debuts on Friday.