Captain America: The First Avenger grossed $7.83 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth consecutive day. Paramount's big-budget adaptation of the Marvel superhero series increased 1 percent over Monday, which is a good sign for a film of this size at this point in its run. In comparison, fellow Paramount release Thor was unchanged on its first Tuesday, Fox's X-Men: First Class fell 7 percent on its first Tuesday and Warner's Green Lantern fell 2 percent. Captain America topped the $80 million mark yesterday and has now grossed $80.64 million in five days of release. That places the film 5 percent ahead of the pace of Thor and 23 percent ahead of the pace of X-Men: First Class.
Warner's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II remained in second with $6.48 million. The final chapter of the blockbuster fantasy series was unchanged from Monday and was down 58 percent from last Tuesday. Deathly Hallows: Part II has stabilized some so far during the midweek, but at its current rate is still on course to experience another significant decline over the upcoming weekend. With that said, Deathly Hallows: Part II has already grossed $286.50 million domestically through just twelve days of release. Internationally, Deathly Hallows: Part II added another $17.9 million on Tuesday, which places the film's international total at $595.5 million and worldwide total at a massive $882.0 million.
Friends With Benefits held steady in third place with $2.94 million. Sony's R-rated comedy starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis was up 9 percent over Monday, as the film continues to display solid holding power in its initial days of release. In comparison, fellow Sony release Bad Teacher fell 2 percent on its first Tuesday last month. Friends With Benefits has grossed $24.27 million in its first five days, which is slightly below expectations and places the film 39 percent behind the pace of Bad Teacher at the same point in its run.
Paramount's Transformers: Dark of the Moon rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $1.72 million. The 3D sci-fi action sequel was up 9 percent over Monday and down 44 percent from last Tuesday. Transformers: Dark of the Moon has grossed $329.13 million through four weeks, which places the film's current domestic lead over Deathly Hallows: Part II at $42.64 million.
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