Unstoppable and Due Date both leaped over Megamind on Monday.

‘Unstoppable’ Moves Into First on Monday

on November 16, 2010 by Daniel Garris

Fox's Unstoppable moved up one spot from its weekend finish to top the daily box office on Monday with $1.53 million. Yesterday marked the film's second day in the top spot, as it also claimed first place back on Friday. The action-thriller starring Denzel Washington was down 71 percent from Sunday, which was in line with the type of daily declines most wide releases experienced yesterday. Unstoppable has grossed $24.22 million through four days of release. That is in line with pre-release expectations and places the film 6 percent behind the pace of last year's The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3.

Due Date was also up one spot from its weekend performance to take second on Monday. The R-rated comedy from Warner Bros. grossed $1.13 million, which topped Paramount's Megamind by a slim $20,837 for the day. Due Date was down 68 percent from Sunday and down a sizable 51 percent from last Monday as the film has lost quite a bit of momentum over the past week (especially over the weekend). Due Date crossed the $60 million mark yesterday and is on course to top the $70 million mark by the end of the upcoming weekend.

After topping the weekend box office for a second straight frame, Megamind was down two spots and a sharp 86 percent from Sunday on Monday. The latest 3D computer animated film from DreamWorks Animation placed in third with $1.11 million. That was down a respectable 41 percent from last Monday, but Megamind should start losing momentum before long with Warner's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 quickly approaching. Megamind has grossed $89.93 million in eleven days and will top the $90 million mark today.

Skyline continued to claim fourth place with a daily take of $0.72 million. The low-budget sci-fi film from Universal and Rogue was down 73 percent from Sunday. Skyline has grossed an underwhelming $12.41 million in its first four days of release and is already showing signs that indicate it will be very front-loaded going forward (even for its genre). Skyline is currently running 4.5 percent behind the pace of last November's The Fourth Kind.

Paramount's Morning Glory rounded out the day's top five with $0.64 million. The comedy starring Rachel McAdams and Harrison Ford was down 71 percent from Sunday. The six-day gross for the film stands at a lackluster $12.45 million. With Morning Glory skewing very heavily towards older moviegoers, it will hope to display strong holding power throughout the rest of November.

Further down on yesterday's chart Summit's Red topped the $80 million mark. The action-comedy starring Bruce Willis has also now overtaken the $79.96 million total gross of last year's Knowing to become Summit's highest grossing non-Twilight film to date.

Tags: Red, Morning Glory, Skyline, Megamind, Due Date, Unstoppable

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