No Strings Attached led the daily box office for the fourth time in the past five days on Tuesday. Paramount's romantic comedy starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher grossed $1.87 million, which was up a healthy 21 percent over Monday. With a five-day start of $23.07 million, No Strings Attached continues to perform in line with pre-release expectations. No Strings Attached is currently running 2 percent behind the pace of 2008's What Happens in Vegas...
Sony's The Green Hornet held steady in second place with $1.20 million. The big-budget 3D action-comedy was up 10 percent over Monday and down a reasonable 45 percent from last Tuesday. The Green Hornet has grossed $65.31 million in twelve days, as the film continues to run slightly ahead of the pace of last year's The Book of Eli and slightly behind 2009's Paul Blart: Mall Cop.
Yesterday was a great day for Academy Award nominees at the box office. The King's Speech had the greatest day of all, as it was up a massive 66 percent over Monday to remain in third place with $1.05 million. The Best Picture nominee from The Weinstein Company was up an excellent 13 percent over last Tuesday. The King's Speech has grossed $59.00 million to date and is set to reach the $60 million mark either today or Thursday.
Fellow Best Picture nominee True Grit was up one spot and 41 percent over Monday to take fourth place on Tuesday with $0.77 million. Paramount's break-out western remake was down a slim 8 percent from last Tuesday. True Grit has grossed $139.27 million to date and is set to hold up very nicely over the upcoming weekend (along with the rest of the Best Picture nominees still in the marketplace).
Fox Searchlight's Black Swan claimed sixth place with $0.67 million, while Paramount's The Fighter took seventh place with $0.47 million. Black Swan was up 37 percent over Monday and The Fighter was up 46 percent. Respective total grosses for Black Swan and The Fighter stand at $84.41 million and $73.47 million.
Other daily increases for films that received at least one Oscar nomination in a major category included 57 percent for 127 Hours (which will be re-launced by Fox Searchlight this weekend), 39 percent for Rabbit Hole, 34 percent for Blue Valentine and 29 percent for The Social Network.