Battle: Los Angeles led on Tuesday, while Rango continued to claim second.

‘Battle: Los Angeles’ Clears $40 Million

on March 16, 2011 by Daniel Garris

Sony's Battle: Los Angeles grossed $3.00 million to lead the daily box office for a fifth consecutive day on Tuesday. However, the sci-fi action film continued to display clear early signs of front-loading as it fell 1 percent from Monday. That was easily the day's poorest daily hold among wide releases on a day where films in general were up significantly over Monday. Battle: Los Angeles surpassed the $40 million mark yesterday and has now grossed $41.62 million through its first five days. The film is currently running 2 percent ahead of the pace of 2008's 10,000 B.C.

Paramount's Rango took second place once again with $2.50 million. The computer animated film featuring Johnny Depp was up 9 percent from Monday and up 24 percent from last Tuesday. Thanks to Spring Break, percentage holds from last Tuesday were strong, especially for family fare. Rango has grossed $73.00 million in twelve days of release. With no new family fare entering the marketplace on Friday, Rango should hold up nicely this coming weekend.

Red Riding Hood held steady in third with $1.38 million. Warner's PG-13 fantasy horror film was up 15 percent over Monday, but that was actually a below average daily hold among wide releases yesterday. Red Riding Hood continues to run below expectations with a five-day start of $16.58 million. That places the film a slim 3 percent ahead of the pace of Amanda Seyfried's previous film, last year's Letters to Juliet.

The Adjustment Bureau remained in fourth place with $1.28 million. Universal's Matt Damon vehicle was up a healthy 25 percent over Monday and down 24 percent from last Tuesday. The Adjustment Bureau topped the $40 million mark yesterday and has now grossed $40.90 million through twelve days in theatres.

Disney's Mars Needs Moms grossed $0.94 million to continue to round out the daily top five. The big-budget 3D motion capture film was up 27 over Monday. That was obviously a very nice daily hold, but in the bigger picture it doesn't mean a lot after the film's disastrous start this past weekend. Mars Needs Moms has grossed just $8.60 m through five days of release.

Disney continues to fare exponentially better with the much less expensive Gnomeo and Juliet. The 3D computer animated film finished in seventh on Tuesday with $0.62 million. In the process Gnomeo and Juliet topped the $90 million mark yesterday. With a current total gross of $90.22 million, Gnomeo and Juliet is now $9.78 million away from the $100 million milestone.

Tags: Gnomeo and Juliet, Mars Needs Moms, The Adjustment Bureau, Red Riding Hood, Rango, Battle: Los Angeles

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