Relativity's Limitless topped the daily box office for a second straight day on Wednesday. The PG-13 thriller starring Bradley Cooper grossed $1.16 million and has now led the daily box office for 9 of the past 13 days. Limitless was down 19 percent from Tuesday and down a healthy 28 percent from last Wednesday. The 13-day total for Limitless stands at a better than expected $44.98 million. Even with Summit's Source Code entering the marketplace on Friday, Limitless is still in very good shape to hold up well once again this weekend.
Sucker Punch held steady in second place with $1.01 million. However, Warner's fantasy action film experienced the day's poorest daily hold among wide releases as it was down a sharp 25 percent from Tuesday. Despite not being based on a pre-established property, Sucker Punch continues to behave like a film based on one at the box office. Sucker Punch has grossed an underwhelming $22.82 million in six days, placing it 6 percent behind the pace of last year's Kick-Ass. At this rate Sucker Punch is headed for a large second weekend decline.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules remained in third with $0.97 million. The family sequel from Fox trailed Sucker Punch by just $37,570 for the day and could leap back over it in the daily rankings as early as today. Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules was down 15 percent from Tuesday, which was in line with the type of daily declines experienced by most wide releases yesterday. The film's six-day start stands at $27.13 million, placing it 9 percent ahead of the pace of last year's Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
The Lincoln Lawyer grossed $0.91 million to remain in fourth place. The Matthew McConaughey vehicle was down 17 percent from both Tuesday and last Wednesday. Thanks in part to strong word of mouth, The Lincoln Lawyer continues to hold up very nicely and should continue to do so this weekend. The Lincoln Lawyer has grossed $31.67 million in 13 days, placing it 2 percent behind the pace of 2009's Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.
Rango rounded out the day's top five with $0.68 million. The computer animated film from Paramount was down 7 percent from Wednesday, which represented one of the day's better daily holds among wide releases. Rango is currently the highest grossing domestic release of 2011 with a 27-day total of $108.50 million.