Due Date and Megamind switched positions at the box office on Monday.

‘Due Date’ #1, ‘Megamind’ #2 on Monday

on November 09, 2010 by Daniel Garris

After finishing in second over the weekend, Warner's Due Date moved up to first on Monday with $2.32 million. Yesterday's performance marked the first time that the R-rated comedy topped the daily box office. Due Date was down 69 percent from Sunday, marking one of the day's stronger daily holds among wide releases. However, it should be noted that R-rated comedies typically have strong first-Monday holds. Due Date has grossed $35.01 million through four days of release, which is towards the lower end of pre-release expectations. Compared to other recent R-rated films released during the first weekend of November, Due Date is running 64 percent ahead of 2008's Role Models and 26 percent behind the pace of 2007's American Gangster.

Paramount's Megamind fell one spot and a harsh 86 percent from Sunday to finish in second with $1.86 million. It is normal for family films to experience big Monday declines this time of year, but with that said Megamind experienced an even sharper Monday decline than previous computer animated films released in November have. Films such as last year's A Christmas Carol, 2007's Bee Movie, 2005's Chicken Little and 2004's The Incredibles all experienced first-Monday declines in the area of 80 to 84 percent. Megamind has grossed a solid $47.88 million in four days, placing it 14 percent ahead of the pace of Chicken Little (which also opened two weeks before a Harry Potter film).

For Colored Girls continued to claim third place with $1.14 million. The latest Tyler Perry directed film from Lionsgate was down 73 percent from Sunday, which was in line with the type of daily declines most wide releases experienced on Monday. For Colored Girls has grossed $20.64 million in four days. That is a bit soft by Perry's standards, but is still very solid when considering the film carries a production budget in the area of $20 million (as well as the film's darker subject matter). For Colored Girls is currently running 12 percent ahead of the pace of 2008's The Family That Preys and 11 percent behind 2007's Why Did I Get Married?

In platform release Summit's Fair Game was down 71 percent from Sunday to gross $52,149, while Fox Searchlight's 127 Hours was down 67 percent to gross $27,132. In four days of release Fair Game has grossed $703,231 from 46 locations. 127 Hours has grossed $291,983 from just 4 locations in New York and Los Angeles over the same time-span. Both films will look to build momentum this coming weekend when they expand into additional locations on Friday.

Tags: For Colored Girls, Megamind, Due Date, Fair, Game, 127 Hours

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