Midweek grosses remained healthy for both Unknown and Gnomeo and Juliet on Wednesday.

‘Unknown’ & ‘Gnomeo and Juliet’ Continue to Lead

on February 24, 2011 by Daniel Garris

Warner's Unknown topped the daily box office for a second straight day on Wednesday. The Liam Neeson vehicle grossed $1.48 million for the day, which was down 25 percent from Tuesday. That was in line with the type of daily declines experienced by other films in the top ten, as wide releases in general were down significantly from Tuesday. Unknown has grossed $28.90 million through six days of release and is set to clear the $30 million mark today. The film continues to run towards the higher end of pre-release expectations and is currently running 7 percent behind the pace of 2009's Taken.

Gnomeo and Juliet held steady in second place with $1.31 million. The 3D computer animated film from Disney was down 27 percent from Tuesday, but still up an impressive 50 percent over last Wednesday. The midweek period after the Presidents Day holiday is typically a strong one for family fare, and that is clearly proving to be the case for Gnomeo and Juliet this week. With a 13-day gross of $59.55 million, Gnomeo and Juliet continues to exceed expectations in a very big way and is set to surpass the $60 million mark today.

Sony's Just Go With It grossed $1.26 million to remain in third place. The romantic comedy starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston fell 21 percent from Tuesday and 29 percent from last Wednesday. Just Go With It has grossed $66.98 million in 13 days and is set to reach the $70 million mark on Friday. The film is currently running 11 percent behind the pace of 2004's 50 First Dates (without taking into account ticket price inflation).

I Am Number Four continued to claim fourth place with $1.18 million. The DreamWorks release starring Alex Pettyfer was down 24 percent from Tuesday. I Am Number Four has now grossed $25.49 million through six days of release. The film hasn't been able to live up to its lofty expectations thus far and is currently running 37 percent behind the pace of 2008's Jumper.

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never rounded out Wednesday's top five with $0.686 million. Meanwhile, both Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son and The King's Speech followed closely behind with respective sixth and seventh place finishes of $0.685 million and $0.669 million. Respective domestic totals stand at $106.18 million for The King's Speech, $52.89 million for Never Say Never and at $20.36 million for Big Mommas.

Tags: I Am Number Four, Just Go With It, Gnomeo and Juliet, Unknown

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