Paramount's Paranormal Activity 3 grossed $2.87 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth consecutive day. The low-budget horror sequel was essentially unchanged from Monday's performance. That represented a stronger first Tuesday hold than that of last year's Paranormal Activity 2, which fell 9 percent on its first Tuesday. Paranormal Activity 3 has grossed $58.32 million through five days, which places the film an impressive 29 percent ahead of the pace of Paranormal Activity 2.
Summit's The Three Musketeers was up 28 percent over Monday to remain in second with $0.84 million. Films aimed at older moviegoers held up quite well on Tuesday, thanks in part to there being no World Series game yesterday. After a lackluster debut, The Three Musketeers has been showing some minor signs of life during the midweek so far, but the film is still likely to experience a significant slide this weekend. The five-day total for The Three Musketeers stands at $10.18 million.
Footloose was up one spot and a healthy 32 percent over Monday to take third with $0.77 million. The Paramount release was down a respectable 39 percent from last Tuesday. Thanks in part to solid early holding power Footloose has now grossed $31.72 million through twelve days of release.
Real Steel fell one spot to place in fourth with $0.67 million. The Disney released DreamWorks film was up 12 percent over Monday and down 42 percent from last Tuesday. Real Steel has grossed $68.01 million in 19 days, but is likely to take a big hit from Paramount's Puss in Boots this weekend.
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