Sucker Punch led the way on Monday, while Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules fell to third place.

‘Sucker Punch’ Moves into First on Monday

on March 29, 2011 by Daniel Garris

Warner's Sucker Punch led the daily box office on Monday with $1.40 million. The high-profile Zack Snyder directed film was down 68 percent from Sunday, which was in line with the type of daily declines experienced yesterday by wide releases in general. Yesterday represented the film's second day in first place, with its opening day performance on Friday being the first. Sucker Punch has grossed $20.46 million through four days of release. That is towards the lower end of pre-release expectations and places the film 4 percent behind the pace of last year's Kick-Ass (which fell 69 percent on its first Monday of release).

Relativity's Limitless took second place with $1.276 million. The thriller starring Bradley Cooper outpaced Fox's Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules by a slim $16,346 for the day. Limitless was down 68 percent from Sunday and down a very solid 33 percent from last Monday as it continues to hold up nicely. The film has grossed a better than expected $42.39 million in eleven days, placing it 11 percent behind the pace of 2008's 21.

After finishing in first over the weekend, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules slipped to third on Monday with $1.259 million. Given the film's tremendous strength with family audiences, it wasn't a surprise that Monday's performance was down 80 percent from Sunday. That was actually a slightly better first-Monday hold than that of last year's Diary of a Wimpy Kid, which fell 83 percent at the respective point in its run. Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules has grossed $25.01 million in four days, placing it 8 percent ahead of the pace of Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

The Lincoln Lawyer finished in fourth with $0.95 million. The Matthew McConaughey vehicle from Lionsgate was down 68 percent from Sunday and down only 21 percent from last Monday. Like Limitless, The Lincoln Lawyer is displaying strong holding power thus far and is outpacing expectations as a result. The Lincoln Lawyer has grossed $29.66 million in eleven days and will clear the $30 million mark today.

Paramount's Rango rounded out the day's top five with $0.75 million. The computer animated film featuring Johnny Depp was down 75 percent from Sunday and down 33 percent from last Monday. Rango has grossed $107.08 million in 25 days of release, giving it a current total gross to opening weekend ratio of 2.81 to 1.

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

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