Warner's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I led the daily box office for a second straight day on Tuesday. The fantasy sequel grossed $1.28 million, which was up 12 percent over Monday. However, that represented one of the day's weaker daily holds among wide releases as Tuesday percentage increases were even stronger than usual yesterday. Deathly Hallows: Part I was down 44 percent from last Tuesday. The film has grossed $246.94 million through 19 days of release and is set to clear the $250 million mark on Friday (which will make it the seventh release of 2010 to do so).
Disney's Tangled remained in a very close second place with $1.26 million. The computer animated film trailed Harry Potter by a very slim $24,064 for the day. Tangled was up a solid 20 percent over Monday and down only 26 percent from last Tuesday. After a sharper than expected fall this past weekend, Tangled is stabilizing nicely during the midweek thus far and should continue to do so as we get closer and closer to Christmas. Tangled has grossed $98.88 million through two weeks of release and is set to reach the $100 million domestic milestone either today or Thursday.
Burlesque was up a healthy 36 percent over Monday to hold steady in third place with $0.71 million. The Sony musical was down a very solid 31 percent from last Tuesday and has now grossed $28.22 million through 14 days of release. Fox's Love and Other Drugs was up a similar 37 percent over Monday and down 30 percent from last Tuesday. Love and Other Drugs grossed $0.60 million on Tuesday and has grossed $23.62 million over the same two-week timeframe.
Black Swan remained strong on Tuesday with $209,974. The Darren Aronofsky directed film from Fox Searchlight was essentially unchanged from Monday's impressive showing. Black Swan is currently playing in just 18 locations, which gave it a per-location average of $11,665 for the day. The film has grossed $1.86 million in five days of platform release and is set to clear the $2 million mark today. Black Swan will look to build momentum on Friday when it expands into additional locations.