Sony's The Social Network led the daily box office once again on Tuesday with $2.34 million. The critically acclaimed David Fincher directed film was up a solid 14 percent over Monday. However, it should also be noted that the rest of the films in the top six also experienced notable percentage increases over Monday. The Social Network continues to perform towards the lower end of expectations with a five-day start of $26.84 million. That places the film 18 percent ahead of Fox's Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and 7 percent behind the pace of Warner's The Town at the same point in their respective runs.
Speaking of The Town, the Ben Affleck directed film held steady in second place with $0.964 million. The R-rated crime film continues to hold up nicely as it was up 18 percent from Monday and down 40 percent from last Tuesday. The Town has grossed $65.84 million through 19 days of release, which already surpasses the expectations virtually everyone had for the film before its release. The Town is set to zoom past the $70 million mark over the weekend.
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps remained in third with $0.964 million (it finished only $545 behind The Town for the day). The Oliver Stone directed sequel was up a healthy 25 percent over Monday, but was still down a sizable 51 percent from last Tuesday as a result of losing major momentum over the past weekend. Wall Street 2 has grossed a so-so $37.52 million in twelve days, but looks to finish well behind both The Town and The Social Network in the battle of autumn dramas.
Warner's Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole claimed fourth place with $0.62 million. The 3D computer animated film was up 7 percent over Monday and down just 27 percent from last Tuesday. While Legend of the Guardians is likely to take a hit from Disney's Secretariat this weekend, it could still hold up fairly well thanks to positive word of mouth and continued 3D grosses. The film's twelve-day total stands at $31.27 million.
After finishing behind Case 39 and Let Me In on Monday, comedies Easy A and You Again jumped ahead of the two horror films on Tuesday. Easy A finished in fifth for the day with $0.484 million, while You Again followed closely behind in sixth with $0.477 million. You Again has displayed solid holding power thus far, but its disappointing twelve-day performance of $17.44 million comes nowhere close to the $43.07 million Easy A has grossed in 19 days.
Case 39 and Let Me In placed in seventh and eighth respectively. For the day Case 39 grossed $0.457 million and Let Me In grossed $0.450 million. Both films have had similar lackluster five-day starts thus far, with the $6.25 million gross of Case 39 running slightly ahead of the $6.02 million gross of Let Me In (which carried the greater pre-release expectations of the two).