Hall Pass continued to lead the unchanged top five on Wednesday.

‘Hall Pass’ Leads on Wednesday

on March 03, 2011 by Daniel Garris

Warner's Hall Pass grossed $1.05 million on Wednesday to lead the daily box office for a third consecutive day. The Farrelly Brothers directed comedy starring Owen Wilson was down 17 percent from Tuesday, which represented one of the day's better daily holds among wide releases. After debuting slightly below expectations this past weekend, Hall Pass has held up fairly well during the midweek thus far. Hall Pass has grossed $16.94 million through six days of release. That places the film 8 percent behind the pace of last year's Hot Tub Time Machine and 4 percent behind the pace of 2007's The Heartbreak Kid.

Unknown grossed $0.81 million to remain in second place. The Liam Neeson vehicle from Warner Bros. was down 23 percent from Tuesday and down 45 percent from last Wednesday. While Unknown is falling further and further behind the pace of 2009's Taken, it is still having a very solid run in its own right. Unknown has grossed $45.68 million in 13 days, placing it 6 percent ahead of the pace of 2009's Law Abiding Citizen.

The Weinstein Company's The King's Speech continued to hold up nicely as it remained in third with $0.73 million. The Academy Award winner for Best Picture was down 16 percent from Tuesday and up 9 percent over last Wednesday. The King's Speech has grossed $116.57 million to date and is in great shape to experience an excellent hold once again this weekend.

I Am Number Four held steady in fourth place with $0.686 million. The PG-13 sci-fi film from DreamWorks was down 21 percent from Tuesday and down a respectable 42 percent from last Wednesday. I Am Number Four reached the $40 million mark yesterday and has now grossed $40.04 million in 13 days. Alex Pettyfer will soon be competing against himself when CBS Films' Beastly enters the marketplace on Friday.

Sony's Just Go With It rounded Wednesday's top five with $0.677 million. The romantic comedy starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston trailed I Am Number Four by a slim $9,542 for the day. Just Go With It was down 21 percent from Tuesday and down 46 percent from last Wednesday. The film has grossed $80.99 million in 20 days, leaving it $19.01 million away from reaching the $100 million domestic milestone.

Tags: Just Go With It, I Am Number Four, The King's Speech, Unknown, Hall Pass

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