Hall Pass led the way on Tuesday, while Unknown and The King's Speech both had strong daily holds.

‘Hall Pass’ #1 with $1.26 Million on Tuesday

on March 02, 2011 by Daniel Garris

Warner's Hall Pass grossed $1.26 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a second straight day. The R-rated comedy starring Owen Wilson was up a solid 14 percent over Monday, though daily increases were strong in general for wide releases yesterday. Hall Pass has grossed $15.89 million through five days of release, which is slightly below expectations. The film is currently running 7 percent behind the pace of last year's Hot Tub Time Machine.

Warner Bros. also claimed second place as Unknown grossed $1.05 million for the day. Unknown was up a very healthy 24 percent from Monday, though the Liam Neeson vehicle was still down 47 percent from last Tuesday due largely to a poorer than expected hold this past weekend. Given that Unknown is skewing quite heavily towards older moviegoers, it should continue to be relatively stronger on weekdays than on weekends. Unknown has grossed a solid $44.87 million in twelve days.

The King's Speech was up one spot and 19 percent from Monday to take third place with $0.87 million. The post-Oscar bump for the Best Picture winner from The Weinstein Company is clearly starting to kick in now, as it was up 18 percent over last Tuesday. The King's Speech has grossed a terrific $115.83 million to date and should continue to hold up very nicely throughout the rest of the week.

I Am Number Four followed very closely behind in fourth with $0.85 million. The sci-fi film from DreamWorks trailed The King's Speech by only $1,149 for the day. I Am Number Four continues to display stronger than expected holding power as it was up 15 percent over Monday and down 44 percent from last Tuesday. The film has grossed $39.35 million in twelve days and is set to clear the $40 million mark either today or Thursday.

Sony's Just Go With It continued to round out the daily top five. The romantic comedy starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston grossed $0.85 million, which was up 27 percent over Monday. It is fairly typical for romantic comedies to have strong Tuesday holds, especially as they get further into their runs. Just Go With It topped the $80 million mark yesterday and has now grossed $80.31 million in 19 days.

Gnomeo and Juliet held steady in sixth place with $0.69 million. The computer animated surprise hit from Disney was up 17 percent from Monday and down 61 percent from last Tuesday. Thanks in part to very strong holding power thus far, Gnomeo and Juliet surpassed the $75 million mark yesterday. However, the film could very well take a significant hit from Paramount's Rango this weekend.

Tags: The King's Speech, Unknown, Hall Pass

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