The Expendables led the daily box office once again on Tuesday. The ensemble action film from Lionsgate grossed $2.08 million for the day and has now led the daily box office for eleven of the past twelve days. The Expendables was up 7 percent from Monday and down 46 percent from last Tuesday. That represented a very solid hold for the day, especially with the summer box office season now nearing its end. The Expendables will clear the $70 million mark today and is in good shape to experience a smaller percentage decline this coming weekend than it did last weekend.
Sony's Eat Pray Love held steady in second place with $1.88 million. The Julia Roberts vehicle was up a healthy 23 percent over Monday and down 44 percent from last Tuesday. Eat Pray Love topped the $50 million mark yesterday and is set to surpass the $60 million mark by the end of the upcoming weekend. Like The Expendables, Eat Pray Love is in good shape to hold up better this coming weekend than it did last weekend.
Fellow Sony release The Other Guys was up 4 percent and one spot from Monday to finish in third on Tuesday. The successful buddy cop comedy was down a solid 42 percent from last Tuesday. The Other Guys topped the $90 million mark yesterday and will reach the $100 million domestic milestone before much longer.
On a day where nearly every wide release experienced a daily increase over Monday, Fox's Vampires Suck suffered a daily decline of 2 percent. Vampires Suck finished in fourth for the day with $1.224 million. The poorly reviewed vampire spoof grossed $21.03 million in its first week of release. While that is only slightly below expectations, the film continues to display early signs that suggest that it will not hold up well going forward.
Universal's Nanny McPhee Returns finished right behind Vampires Suck to round out the Tuesday's top five. The family sequel grossed $1.211 million for the day, which was up 12 percent from Monday. That was an impressive daily hold, especially with many schools having already started back up. Nanny McPhee Returns is under-performing slightly thus far with a five-day start of $10.70 million, but could make up for that a bit if it can continue to display strong holding power going forward.
Piranha 3D slid one spot to finish in sixth, but at the same time was up 9 percent over Monday. That was a very good daily hold for Piranha 3D, especially considering its genre. The Weinstein Company release grossed $1.182 million for the day and has now grossed a so-so $12.38 million through five days.