Puss in Boots rounded out its first week in theatres with another first place performance on Thursday. The Shrek spin-off from Paramount and DreamWorks Animation grossed $1.97 million for the day, which was up 5 percent over Wednesday. While it debuted a bit softer than expected, Puss in Boots still led the weekly box office with ease by grossing $42.47 million in its first seven days of release. That places the film 8 percent behind the pace of 2007's Bee Movie. With last weekend's grosses being deflated from a number of outside factors and no new family films entering the marketplace this weekend, chances are strong that Puss in Boots will hold up extremely well this weekend.
After placing in third each of the past two days, Paramount's Paranormal Activity 3 moved into second on Thursday with $1.016 million. The low-budget blockbuster horror sequel was up 3 percent from Wednesday and down 56 percent from last Thursday. Paranormal Activity 3 took second place for the week with $24.01 million. That was down 62 percent from the film's opening week performance and places the film's two-week total at $86.78 million. Paranormal Activity 3 has already out-grossed the final domestic gross of last year's Paranormal Activity 2 and is currently running 24 percent ahead of the pace of Paranormal Activity 2 at the same point in its run.
Fox's In Time fell one spot to claim third place with $1.015 million. The sci-fi film starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried trailed Paranormal Activity 3 by an extremely slim $754 for the day, as the two films were essentially tied. In Time was unchanged from Wednesday, which represented one of the day's poorer daily holds among wide releases. For the week, In Time finished in third with a seven-day start of $16.51 million. That was on the low end of pre-release expectations and places the film 12 percent behind the pace of this year's Red Riding Hood.
FilmDistict's The Rum Diary held steady in fourth place with $0.53 million. After holding up relatively well from Monday through Wednesday, the Johnny Depp vehicle fell 2 percent from Wednesday, which represented the day's poorest daily hold among wide releases. The Rum Diary placed in fourth for the week with a disappointing seven-day start of $7.44 million.
Footloose rounded out Thursday's top five with $0.45 million. In the process the dance film remake from Paramount topped the $40 million mark. Footloose finished in fifth place for the week with $7.21 million. That was down 45 percent from the previous frame and places the film's three-week total at $40.25 million.
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