Limitless was up 12 percent and one spot from Monday to return to first place on Tuesday. The thriller from Relativity starring Bradley Cooper grossed $1.43 million for the day. That was down a healthy 30 percent from last Tuesday, as the film continues to hold up quite nicely. Limitless has grossed a better than expected $43.82 million through twelve days of release and is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. The film is set to zoom past the $50 million mark sometime during the upcoming weekend.
Warner's Sucker Punch fell 4 percent and one spot to finish in second. The Zack Snyder directed action film grossed $1.35 million, which placed it $83,932 behind Limitless for the day. Sucker Punch experienced one of the day's poorer daily holds among wide releases. That doesn't come as a surprise given the film's front-loaded performance thus far. Sucker Punch has grossed $21.81 million through five days of release, placing it 5 percent behind the pace of last year's Kick-Ass. Look for Sucker Punch to continue to fall off quickly going forward.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules held steady in third with $1.15 million. The family sequel was down 9 percent from Monday, which represented Tuesday's poorest daily hold among wide releases. However, that was a better daily hold than the 11 percent daily slide last year's Diary of a Wimpy Kid experienced on its first Tuesday. With a five-day start of $26.16 million, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules is running in line with expectations and 9 percent ahead of the pace of the original Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Lionsgate's The Lincoln Lawyer grossed $1.09 million to remain in fourth. The well received Matthew McConaughey vehicle continues to display terrific holding power, as it was up 16 percent over Monday and down a slim 21 percent from last Tuesday. That should transfer into another great hold for the film over the weekend. The Lincoln Lawyer cleared the $30 million mark yesterday and has now grossed $30.76 million in twelve days.
Paramount's Rango barely held off Universal's Paul to round out Tuesday's top five. Rango grossed $0.735 million, while Paul took sixth with $0.730 million. The two films were separated by only $5,443 for the day. Rango has grossed $107.82 million in 26 days, while Paul has grossed $26.36 million in twelve days.