Green Lantern remained at the top of the box office on Tuesday with a daily take of $4.99 million. Warner's expensive superhero adaptation has now led the daily box office for five consecutive days. After experiencing a rough daily decline on Monday, Green Lantern was able to stabilize on Tuesday, as it was fell just 2 percent from Monday. However, that still represented the day's poorest daily hold among wide releases. Today will prove to be a big test for Green Lantern, as heavily hyped films with big opening weekend rush-outs tend to experience big percentage declines on their first Wednesday.
Green Lantern topped the $60 million mark on Tuesday and has now grossed $63.28 million through five days of release. That places the film 4.5 percent behind the pace of 2008's The Incredible Hulk and 8 percent behind the pace of 2007's Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
Mr. Popper's Penguins was up one spot and a healthy 15 percent from Monday to claim second place on Tuesday with $2.75 million. The family comedy from Fox starring Jim Carrey has grossed $23.58 million through five days of release, as it continues to run in line with pre-release expectations. Mr. Popper's Penguins could continue to hold up well today and on Thursday, as family audiences interested in the film will want to see it before Disney's Cars 2 enters the marketplace on Friday.
Paramount's Super 8 fell one spot to finish in third with $2.63 million. The J. J. Abrams directed science fiction film was up 3 percent over Monday and down a very solid 38 percent from last Tuesday. Super 8 continues to hold up quite nicely for a high-profile summer release and has now grossed $78.19 million through 12 days of release. The film is set to surpass the $80 million mark today and is currently running 2 percent ahead of the pace of 2009's District 9.
Fox's X-Men: First Class held steady in fourth place with $1.58 million. The big-budget superhero prequel was up 8 percent over Monday, but still down 47 percent from last Tuesday. Despite good word of mouth, X-Men: First Class has had a tough time holding up against direct competition from the likes of Super 8 and Green Lantern. X-Men: First Class has grossed $123.40 million through 19 days of release and looks to be on pace to fall just shy of reaching the $150 million mark domestically.
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