Universal's Sanctum led the daily box office for a second straight day on Tuesday. The James Cameron produced 3D film grossed $0.85 million for the day. While Sanctum was up 5 percent over Monday, that percentage increase represented one of the day's weaker daily holds among wide releases aimed at adults. Sanctum has grossed $11.11 million through five days of release, which is towards the lower end of expectations and is soft in general for a 3D film with the aid of IMAX locations.
After some minor slowing over the past week, The King's Speech picked back up nicely on Tuesday. The Best Picture nominee from The Weinstein Company was up two spots and an impressive 28 percent over Monday to finish in second on Tuesday with $0.804 million. The King's Speech was down a slim 12 percent from last Tuesday. The film has grossed $84.96 million to date and will have a chance once again of topping the daily box office for the first time today and Thursday.
No Strings Attached held steady in third place with $0.796 million. Paramount's R-rated romantic comedy was up a healthy 22 percent over Monday and down only 18 percent from last Tuesday. With Sony's Just Go With It entering the marketplace on Friday, No Strings Attached is likely to keep holding up well throughout the rest of the midweek before taking a hit on Friday. The 19-day total for No Strings Attached stands at $52.84 million.
While it was up a respectable 9 percent over Monday, The Roommate still slid two spots to fourth on Tuesday. Sony's PG-13 thriller grossed $0.772 million for the day. With the film skewing very heavily towards moviegoers under 21, it is quite understandable that The Roommate is much more of a weekend film than it is a weekday film. The five-day total for The Roommate stands at $16.48 million, which is in line with expectations, but is also low compared to previous Screen Gems releases over Super Bowl weekend.
CBS Films' The Mechanic grossed $0.62 million to continue to round out the daily top five. The Jason Statham vehicle was up 12 percent over Monday and down a very solid 30 percent from last Tuesday. After taking an expected hit from the Super Bowl over the weekend, The Mechanic has rebounded very nicely thus far during the midweek. The Mechanic has grossed a slightly better than expected $21.19 million through twelve days of release.