Puss in Boots continued to display tremendous holding power on Tuesday with a first place take of $2.44 million. The computer animated film from Paramount and DreamWorks was up an impressive 49 percent over Monday and was on par with last Tuesday's performance. It should be noted that the marketplace as a whole received an added boost from Election Day yesterday, but the daily hold for Puss in Boots was still exceptional after factoring that in. Puss in Boots has grossed $79.60 million in twelve days and is in great shape to hold up very well once again this coming weekend.
After a lackluster hold on Monday, Universal's Tower Heist was up a healthy 30 percent on Tuesday to remain in second place with $1.97 million. The Brett Ratner directed comedy starring Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy has grossed $27.51 million in five days. That places the film 27 percent behind the pace of last year's Due Date. With three new wide releases aimed at adults entering the marketplace on Friday, Tower Heist could take a significant hit in its second weekend.
Warner's A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas held steady in third with $1.29 million. The 3D R-rated comedy sequel was up 25 percent over Monday, which actually represented a fairly average daily hold by yesterday's high standards. A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas has grossed a softer than expected $15.28 million in five days, placing it 12 percent behind the pace of 2008's Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (which didn't have the benefit of higher priced 3D tickets).
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