Sony's Moneyball led the daily box office for a second straight day on Tuesday. The critically acclaimed baseball drama starring Brad Pitt grossed $1.06 million for the day. That was up 24 percent over Monday and down a respectable 41 percent from last Tuesday. Thus far Moneyball has been displaying good, but not great, holding power. Moneyball has grossed $39.91 million in twelve days and will surpass the $40 million mark today.
50/50 held steady in second place with $0.94 million. The Summit release starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen was up a very solid 26 percent over Monday. 50/50 has grossed $10.33 million through five days of release. That is on the low end of pre-release expectations, but the low budget film is holding up well in its initial days of release.
Warner's Dolphin Tale grossed $0.78 million to remain in third place. The 3D family film continues to display strong holding power, as it was up 28 percent over Monday and down a very slim 11 percent from last Tuesday. Dolphin Tale has grossed $38.58 million in twelve days and is set to surpass the $40 million mark on either Thursday or Friday.
The Lion King 3D remained in fourth with $0.62 million. However, Disney's 3D re-issue continued to lose momentum as it was down a massive 64 percent from last Tuesday. With that said, The Lion King 3D has already had a tremendous run with a 19-day gross of $80.41 million. The lifetime gross for The Lion King currently stands at $408.95 million.
Courageous fell one spot from Monday to claim sixth on Tuesday with $0.58 million. The faith-based film from Sony was up just 6 percent over Monday, which represented the day's weakest daily hold among wide releases. Courageous has grossed a healthy $10.20 million in five days and should pick back up in a big way once the weekend arrives.
Further down on Tuesday's box office chart The Help cleared the $160 million mark. The Disney released DreamWorks film could reach the $170 million mark by the end of its run thanks to its continuously strong holding power.
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