Unknown and Gnomeo and Juliet both remained strong on Tuesday.

‘Unknown’ #1, ‘Gnomeo and Juliet’ #2 on Tuesday

on February 23, 2011 by Daniel Garris

Warner's Unknown took first place on Tuesday with $1.97 million. The Liam Neeson vehicle was down just 45 percent from Monday, which represented one of the day's better daily holds among wide releases. That is a very positive early sign when it comes to the film's potential holding power going forward. Unknown has grossed $27.42 million through five days of release. The film is performing on the higher end of expectations and is currently running just 6 percent behind the pace of 2009's Taken.

Gnomeo and Juliet continued to impress on Tuesday with a second place finish of $1.79 million. Disney's 3D computer animated break-out was down 71 percent from Monday's holiday inflated gross and up a terrific 68 percent over last Tuesday. Gnomeo and Juliet has simply demolished expectations thus far with $58.23 million through twelve days of release and already appears set to experience another great hold over the upcoming weekend.

Sony's Just Go With It finished in third with $1.59 million. The PG-13 romantic comedy starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston was down 49 percent from Monday and down 32 percent from last Tuesday. Just Go With It has grossed $65.72 million through twelve days, placing it 11 percent behind the pace of 2004's 50 First Dates at the same point in its run.

As the title would suggest, I Am Number Four finished in fourth for the day with $1.55 million. The sci-fi film from DreamWorks was down 53 percent from Monday, which represented a respectable daily hold. After I Am Number Four debuted below expectations over the weekend, holding power will be even more important for the film going forward. I Am Number Four has grossed $24.31 million through five days of release, placing it 37 percent behind the pace of 2008's Jumper.

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never rounded out the day's top five with $0.96 million. The high-profile documentary from Paramount was down 68 percent from Monday and down just 10 percent from last Tuesday. In general, films skewing towards younger moviegoers held up very nicely in comparison to last Tueday. Never Say Never has grossed $52.20 million through twelve days and is now running just 4 percent behind 2008's Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds.

Fox's Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son landed in sixth with $0.94 million. The comedy sequel starring Martin Lawrence was down 62 percent from Monday, as it didn't hold up as well as either of the week's other two wide releases. Big Mommas has grossed $19.67 million in five days, but is extremely likely to fall off very quickly going forward.

Tags: Big Mommas: Like Father Like Son, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, I Am Number Four, Just Go With It, Gnomeo and Juliet, Unknown

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