Paramount's Puss in Boots returned to first place on Thursday with $2.38 million. The computer animated film from DreamWorks Animation was up 79 percent over Wednesday and up 21 percent over last Thursday. The marketplace in general received a big boost on Thursday from the eve of Veterans Day, with family fare experiencing the day's biggest daily increases over Wednesday. After opening below expectations last week, Puss in Boots held up tremendously this week. The film led the weekly box office with $40.84 million. That was down a very slim 4 percent from last week and places the film's two-week total at $83.31 million. Puss in Boots is in great shape to hold up very well once again this weekend.
Universal's Tower Heist fell one spot to claim second with $1.80 million. The comedy starring Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy was up a healthy 30 percent over Wednesday. For the week Tower Heist finished in second place with a seven-day start of $30.69 million. That was slightly below expectations and places the film a lackluster 29 percent behind the pace of last year's Due Date. Tower Heist could very well take a significant hit this weekend with Immortals, Jack and Jill and J. Edgar all entering the marketplace today.
A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas held steady in third place with $1.12 million. Warner's 3D comedy sequel was up 22 percent from Wednesday, which represented one of the day's poorer daily holds among wide releases. A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas finished in third for the week with a so-so $17.32 million. The film is currently running 10 percent behind the pace of 2008's Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (which didn't have the benefit of higher priced 3D tickets).
Fox's In Time grossed $0.72 million to remain in fourth. The sci-fi film starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried was up 37 percent over Wednesday and down 29 percent from last Thursday. In Time held up well for its genre in its second week of release, as it fell 39 percent to finish in fifth for the frame with $10.01 million. The film has grossed $26.52 million in two weeks of domestic release and is performing stronger internationally.
J. Edgar grossed $45,889 from its second day of platform release in 7 locations. The Clint Eastwood directed biopic starring Leonardo DiCaprio fell 13 percent from Wednesday and has grossed $98,534 in two days of platform release. Beginning today J. Edgar is playing in 1,910 domestic locations.
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