Fox's Unstoppable continued to lead the daily box office on Tuesday with $1.85 million. Though it had to settle for second place this past weekend, the Tony Scott directed film starring Denzel Washington has now led the daily box office for three of the last five days. Unstoppable was up a healthy 21 percent from Monday, but it should be noted that daily holds were strong in general for wide releases yesterday. The five-day start for Unstoppable stands at $26.07 million, which is in line with pre-release expectations. Unstoppable is currently running 7 percent behind the pace of last year's The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (which had the benefit of stronger summer midweek grosses).
After sliding to third place on Monday, Paramount's Megamind moved up to second on Tuesday with $1.35 million. The 3D computer animated film from DreamWorks Animation topped Warner's Due Date by a very thin margin of $7,815. Megamind was up 22 percent from Monday and down 28 percent from last Tuesday. Megamind topped the $90 million mark yesterday and has now grossed $91.28 million through twelve days of release. The film is set to zoom past the $100 million mark this weekend.
Due Date was up 19 percent over Monday, but still slid to third in the process. The R-rated comedy starring Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis grossed $1.34 million for the day, which was down 47 percent from last Tuesday. The twelve-day gross for Due Date stands at $61.37 million. That places the film 56 percent ahead of the pace of 2008's Role Models and 28 percent behind 2007's American Gangster. At its current pace, it looks as though Due Date will fall just short of reaching $100 million.
Paramount's Morning Glory was up one spot to claim fourth with $0.87 million. The comedy starring Rachel McAdams and Harrison Ford was up 36 percent from Monday, marking the day's best daily hold for films in the top ten. Morning Glory has grossed $13.22 million through one week of release. While the film is performing slightly below its modest expectations, Morning Glory still has a good chance of displaying strong holding power thanks in part to skewing heavily towards older moviegoers.
Skyline was down one spot to round out Tuesday's top five with $0.76 million. The low-budget sci-fi film from Universal and Rogue was up 6 percent from Monday, though that still represented one of the day's poorer daily holds among wide releases. The five-day start for Skyline stands at $13.18 million. That is underwhelming given pre-release expectations, but not that disappointing when taking the film's budget into account.