Contagion continued to draw in solid midweek business at the box office on Wednesday.

Contagion’ Leads Wednesday with $1.67 Million

on September 15, 2011 by Daniel Garris

Warner's Contagion led the way at the daily box office for a sixth straight day on Wednesday. The Steven Soderbergh directed film starring Matt Damon grossed $1.67 million for the day. That was down a reasonable 24 percent from Tuesday's performance. Earlier this year The Adjustment Bureau also fell 24 percent on its first Wednesday. Contagion has grossed $27.92 million through six days of release, placing it 9 percent ahead of the pace of The Adjustment Bureau. Look for Contagion to hold up fairly well this weekend given its performance thus far during the midweek.

The Help held steady in second place with $0.88 million. The Disney released blockbuster DreamWorks film fell 14 percent from Tuesday and 35 percent from last Wednesday. The Help has grossed $139.98 million in 36 days and will top the $140 million mark today. It won't be long before the film surpasses the $150 million mark.

Lionsgate's Warrior fell 23 from Tuesday percent to remain in third place with $0.44 million. While the mixed martial arts drama is displaying respectable holding power in the early days of its run, it isn't experiencing the type of daily holds it needs to see if it is to have a legitimate chance of making up for its opening weekend performance going forward. Warrior has grossed an underwhelming $6.71 million through six days of release.

The Debt followed closely behind with a fourth place take of $0.42 million. The Focus release starring Helen Mirren slid 23 percent from Tuesday and 44 percent from last Wednesday. The Debt has grossed a better than expected $23.19 million in 15 days.

Sony's Colombiana rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $0.30 million. The action film starring Zoe Saldana was down 24 percent from Tuesday and down a solid 41 percent from last Wednesday. The 20-day total for Colombiana stands at $30.73 million.

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Tags: Colombiana, The Debt, Warrior, Contagion, The Help

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