Sony's The Green Hornet led the way on Wednesday with $1.53 million. The 3D action-comedy from director Michel Gondry has now led the daily box office for six consecutive days. However, The Green Hornet was down a very sharp 31 percent from Tuesday, which represented one of the day's larger daily percentage declines. With Tuesday's grosses having still been inflated a bit by their proximity to the Martin Luther King holiday, Wednesday's daily declines were larger than normal in general. As was the case on Tuesday, films with family appeal experienced the largest declines. The Green Hornet has grossed $43.74 million through six days, placing it in line with pre-release expectations and 2 percent ahead of the pace of last January's The Book of Eli.
The Dilemma held steady in second place with $0.96 million. Universal's comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Kevin James was down 21 percent from Tuesday. After a nice hold on Tuesday, The Dilemma experienced one of Wednesday's larger daily declines among wide releases without family appeal. The Dilemma has grossed a lackluster $22.68 million in six days and is likely to experience a large second weekend decline this weekend, especially with Paramount's No Strings Attached entering the marketplace on Friday.
The King's Speech continued to hold up exceptionally well on Wednesday to remain in third. The Oscar hopeful for Best Picture from The Weinstein Company grossed $0.87 million, which was down a slim 7 percent from Tuesday. That was easily the day's best daily hold among wide releases, as strong word of mouth and awards buzz continue to help drive the film in a big way. The King's Speech has grossed $48.60 million to date and is set to hold up very nicely once again this weekend.
Fox Searchlight's Black Swan grossed $0.74 million to continue to claim fourth place. The Oscar hopeful starring Golden Globe winner Natalie Portman was down 14 percent from Tuesday. Black Swan has grossed $76.63 million to date and should also hold up well once again this weekend.
True Grit and The Fighter, Paramount's pair of Oscar hopefuls, claimed fifth and sixth place respectively. True Grit grossed $0.73 million yesterday and has grossed $129.90 million to date, while The Fighter grossed $0.48 million yesterday and has grossed $68.05 million to date. Both films were down 13 percent from Tuesday.