Transformers: Dark of the Moon grossed $6.07 million on Tuesday to remain at the top of the daily box office. Paramount's 3D blockbuster sequel has now led the daily box office for 14 days in a row. Dark of the Moon increased 3 percent over Monday, which represented the day's poorest daily hold among wide releases. Compared to last Tuesday, Dark of the Moon fell 55 percent. After holding up well for a film of its size last week, Dark of the Moon is starting to slow down a bit this week as Warner's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II quickly approaches. The two-week total for Transformers: Dark of the Moon stands at $273.01 million, placing it 11 percent behind the pace of 2009's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
Warner's Horrible Bosses took in $4.06 million to hold steady in second place. The well received R-rated comedy starring Jason Bateman was up a healthy 8 percent over Monday. However, it should also be noted that daily increases for wide releases in general were especially strong on Tuesday. Horrible Bosses has now grossed $36.13 million through five days of release. That is on the high end of expectations and places the film 9 percent behind the pace of Sony's Bad Teacher at the same point in its run.
Zookeeper was up a strong 23 percent over Monday to gross $3.01 million on Tuesday. The Kevin James vehicle from Sony remained in third place. After opening towards the lower end of expectations over the weekend, Tuesday's hold was a promising sign for the film as it goes forward. Zookeeper has grossed $25.53 million through five days of release, which places it 8 percent ahead of the pace of Mr. Popper's Penguins at the same point in its run.
Disney's Cars 2 grossed $2.40 million to continue to claim fourth place. The 3D computer animated sequel from Pixar was up a very solid 21 percent over Monday and down 37 percent from last Tuesday. Cars 2 has grossed $153.22 million through 19 days of release, placing it 9 percent behind the pace of 2008's WALL-E.
Bad Teacher rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $1.39 million. The R-rated comedy starring Cameron Diaz was up 15 percent over Monday and down 44 percent from last Tuesday. Bad Teacher cleared the $80 million mark yesterday and has now grossed $81.28 million in 19 days. That leaves the film just $18.72 million away from reaching the $100 million domestic milestone.
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