Sucker Punch didn't top the box office for long, as Limitless returned to first on Tuesday.

‘Limitless’ Overtakes ‘Sucker Punch’ on Tuesday

on March 30, 2011 by Daniel Garris

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.

Tags: Paul, Rango, The Lincoln Lawyer, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, Sucker Punch, Limitless

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