Rango topped the box office on Tuesday, while The Adjustment Bureau and Beastly

‘Rango’ Leads Tuesday with $2.02 Million

on March 09, 2011 by Daniel Garris

Paramount's Rango led the daily box office for a fifth straight day on Tuesday. The big-budget computer animated film featuring Johnny Depp grossed $2.02 million. Rango was down 4 percent from Monday, which represented one of the day's poorer daily holds among wide releases and is further evidence that the film is performing very much like a typical family film at this time of year. Rango has grossed $42.21 million in its first five days in theatres. That is towards the lower end of pre-release expectations and places the film 20 percent behind the pace of 2008's Horton Hears a Who!

The Adjustment Bureau grossed $1.69 million to hold steady in second place. The PG-13 thriller starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt was up a healthy 13 percent over Monday. Thus far the film has been holding up nicely, thanks in part to skewing heavily towards moviegoers over 30. The Adjustment Bureau has grossed $24.34 million through five days of release, placing it 45 percent ahead of the pace of last year's much more expensive Green Zone. The film is performing significantly stronger than all of Damon's previous post-Bourne Ultimatum vehicles.

Hall Pass continued to claim third place with a daily gross of $0.82 million. Warner's R-rated comedy starring Owen Wilson was up 7 percent over Monday and down 35 percent from last Tuesday as the film continues to display solid holding power. Hall Pass has grossed $28.43 million in twelve days and is set to top the $30 million mark on either Thursday or Friday. The film is currently running 5 percent behind the pace of last year's Hot Tub Time Machine.

CBS Films' Beastly grossed $0.62 million to remain in fourth. The modestly budgeted film starring Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer was up 16 percent over Monday. Beastly has been holding up well thus far for a film targeted largely at teens, but it is likely to take a big hit this coming weekend when Warner's Red Riding Hood enters the marketplace on Friday. With a five-day start of $10.996 million, Beastly continues to run slightly ahead of expectations.

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