Hall Pass led the daily box office for one last time on Thursday.

‘Hall Pass’ Remains #1 on Thursday

on March 04, 2011 by Daniel Garris

Warner's Hall Pass rounded out its first week of release with a fourth straight first place finish at the daily box office on Thursday. The Farrelly Brothers directed comedy starring Owen Wilson grossed $1.04 million, which was unchanged from its Wednesday performance. With Paramount's Rango and Universal's The Adjustment Bureau entering the marketplace today, yesterday will obviously mark the last day in first place for Hall Pass. With a one-week start of $17.99 million, Hall Pass was the week's top film. However, the film did open slightly below expectations and is running 9 percent behind the pace of last year's Hot Tub Time Machine.

Warner Bros. also continued to claim second place as Unknown grossed $0.83 million on Thursday. The PG-13 Liam Neeson vehicle was up 3 percent from Wednesday and down 45 percent from last Thursday. Unknown finished in second for the week with $16.10 million. That was down 47 percent from the film's opening week performance and brings its two-week domestic total to a solid $46.51 million.

The King's Speech held steady in third with $0.75 million. The Best Picture winner from The Weinstein Company was up 3 percent over Wednesday and up a healthy 6 percent from last Thursday. The film finished in seventh for the week with $10.42 million and has now grossed $117.32 million to date. The King's Speech is set to experience a very nice hold this weekend on the heels of its Best Picture win.

Just Go With It was up one spot and 5 percent over Wednesday to take fourth on Thursday with $0.71 million. Sony's PG-13 romantic comedy was down 44 percent from last Thursday. For the week Just Go With It took fifth place with $13.45 million. That was down 48 percent from the previous week and brings the film's three-week total to $81.70 million.

Disney's Gnomeo and Juliet finished in sixth with $0.60 million. The 3D computer animated film was up 8 percent from Wednesday and down 57 percent from last Thursday. While midweek grosses for Gnomeo and Juliet came back down to Earth this week, the film still took third place for the week as a whole with $15.85 million. The film's three-week total stands at $76.78 million.

Summit's Drive Angry rounded out its first week of release with an eighth place finish of $0.36 million. The 3D Nicolas Cage vehicle was down 4 percent from Wednesday, which represented the day's poorest daily hold among wide releases. For the week Drive Angry took ninth place with a very disappointing seven-day start of $6.88 million. That was well below the film's already modest pre-release expectations.

Tags: Drive Angry, Gnomeo and Juliet, Just Go With It, The King's Speech, Unknown, Hall Pass

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