Fox's X-Men: First Class took in $5.08 million on Tuesday to remain at the top of the box office. The big-budget superhero prequel was down 7 percent from Monday. That represented the day's poorest daily hold among wide releases, but was still a solid first Tuesday hold for the film, especially when considering the competition it faced from Game 4 of the NBA Finals. In comparison 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine fell 13 percent on its first Tuesday, while Thor was unchanged on its first Tuesday last month. X-Men: First Class has grossed $65.63 million through five days of release, placing it 16 percent behind the pace of Thor at the same point in its run.
The Hangover Part II grossed $3.26 million to continue to claim second place. Warner's blockbuster comedy sequel was unchanged from Monday, but still down a sizeable 57 percent from last Tuesday due to the momentum it has lost throughout the past week. With a 13-day gross of $192.31 million, The Hangover Part II is now just $7.69 million away from reaching the $200 million domestic milestone. The Hangover Part II is currently running 14 percent behind the pace of 2008's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Kung Fu Panda 2 held steady in third place with $2.70 million. The 3D computer animated film from Paramount and DreamWorks animation was up 16 percent over Monday and down a healthy 22 percent from last Tuesday. Stronger holding power is finally kicking into gear for the film, thanks in part to more and more schools getting out for the summer. The 13-day total for Kung Fu Panda 2 stands at $105.06 million.
Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides also experienced a nice daily increase over Monday. The blockbuster sequel starring Johnny Depp was up 13 percent from the previous day with a daily gross of $2.09 million on Tuesday. On Stranger Tides fell a very solid 34 percent from last Tuesday. Through 19 days of release On Stranger Tides has grossed $194.15 million, leaving it $5.85 million away from the $200 million domestic milestone.
Universal's Bridesmaids rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $1.72 million. The break-out R-rated comedy was up 13 percent over Monday and down only 11 percent from last Tuesday. Bridesmaids has grossed a much better than expected $110.41 million in 26 days and is in great shape to experience another terrific hold over the upcoming weekend.