Sony's Takers led the daily box office for a fourth consecutive day on Tuesday. The ensemble crime film from Screen Gems grossed $1.74 million, which was down a very respectable 1 percent from Monday. However, it should be noted that Tuesday percentage increases were especially strong for a number of wide releases yesterday. Takers has now grossed a significantly better than expected $24.01 million through five days of release and looks to remain a primary option for moviegoers over the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. Takers is currently running 9 percent behind the pace of 2007's This Christmas.
The Last Exorcism remained in second place on Tuesday, but experienced the day's poorest daily percentage hold in the process. The low-budget horror film from Lionsgate grossed $1.26 million, which was down 7 percent from Monday. After a strong start on Friday, The Last Exorcism has demonstrated terrible holding power in the days since then. So while the film has grossed a very solid $22.98 million in five days, it should continue to fall off rapidly going forward.
Eat Pray Love was up a very strong 32 percent from Monday to move up from fourth to third. The Julia Roberts vehicle from Sony grossed $1.058 million, which was down 44 percent from last Tuesday. Eat Pray Love continues to demonstrate very strong holding power on weekdays, but that still hasn't transferred into strong weekend holds thus far. That is likely to change this weekend with the aid of the Labor Day holiday. Eat Pray Love has grossed $62.39 million through 19 days.
Finishing just behind Eat Pray Love was Lionsgate's The Expendables. The ensemble action film grossed $1.053 million, which was up 15 percent from Monday and down 49 percent from last Tuesday. As opposed to Eat Pray Love, midweek holds for The Expendables haven't been as impressive as its weekend holds so far. The Expendables has grossed $84.01 million in 19 days and will zoom past the $90 million mark by the end of the four-day weekend.
The Other Guys remained in fifth place for the day and topped the $100 million mark in the process. Sony's buddy cop comedy starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg grossed $0.73 million for the day, which brings its 26-day total to $100.39 million. The Other Guys represents the fifth $100 million for Ferrell in a starring role (seventh when including smaller roles) as well as the fifth film of Wahlberg's career the reach the $100 million milestone. The Other Guys is now the fourth Sony release of the summer to gross at least $100 million.