Limitless continued its impressive run on Thursday with a third straight first place finish at the daily box office. Relativity's PG-13 thriller starring Bradley Cooper grossed $1.23 million, which was up 6 percent over Wednesday and down only 24 percent from last Thursday. Limitless finished in third for the week with $20.15 million. That was down 23 percent from the film's first week performance and brings the film's two-week total to $46.20 million. Given its performance during the midweek, Limitless is in good shape to hold up nicely once again this weekend.
Fox's Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules was up one spot and 6 percent over Wednesday to claim second on Thursday with $1.03 million. The family sequel was the week's top film with a very solid seven-day start of $28.16 million. Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules opened in line with expectations and 9 percent ahead of the pace of last year's Diary of a Wimpy Kid. With Universal's HOP entering the marketplace today, expect Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules to experience a significant second weekend decline.
Warner's Sucker Punch was down one spot and 3 percent from Wednesday to finish in third. The Zack Snyder directed film dipped under the $1 million daily mark for the first time with a daily gross of $0.97 million. Sucker Punch once again experienced one of the day's poorer daily holds among wide releases, which isn't a good sign heading into the weekend. For the week Sucker Punch finished in second with an underwhelming $23.79 million. The film is currently running 6 percent behind the pace of last year's Kick-Ass.
The Lincoln Lawyer held steady in fourth with $0.92 million. The Matthew McConaughey vehicle from Lionsgate was unchanged from Wednesday and down a very slim 15 percent from last Thursday. Like Limitless, The Lincoln Lawyer is in great shape to hold up very well again this weekend. The Lincoln Lawyer took fourth place for the week with $14.62 million. That was down just 19 percent from the previous frame and brings the film's two-week total to a better than expected $32.59 million.
Rango grossed $0.73 million to continue to round out the daily top five. The blockbuster computer animated film from Paramount was up 6 percent over Wednesday and down 31 percent from last Thursday. Rango finished in fifth for the week with $11.93 million. The film's four-week total stands at $109.22 million, which makes it the highest grossing release of 2011 thus far domestically.