Warner's New Year's Eve grossed $1.31 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth consecutive day. The ensemble romantic comedy directed by Garry Marshall was up a strong 33 percent over Monday, though it should be noted that romantic comedies typically experience strong daily holds on their first Tuesday. New Year's Eve has grossed a soft $15.32 million in five days of release. That places the film a slim 2.5 percent ahead of the pace of 2006's The Holiday. New Year's Eve will hope to hold up well throughout December, though that will be easier said than done given the large slate of wide releases entering the marketplace between now and Christmas Day.
The Sitter grossed $1.01 million to remain in second place. Fox's R-rated comedy starring Jonah Hill was up 12 percent from Monday, which actually represented one of the day's poorer daily holds among wide releases as Tuesday's grosses in general were up noticeably over Monday. The Sitter has grossed $11.77 million in five days, which is on the low end of pre-release expectations. The film will have a tough time holding up well this coming weekend with Warner's Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and the IMAX version of Paramount's Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol both entering the marketplace on Friday.
Summit's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 held steady in third with $0.75 million. The fourth installment of the blockbuster fantasy franchise was up 15 percent over Monday and down 43 percent from last Tuesday. Breaking Dawn - Part 1 has grossed $260.80 million in 26 days, placing it 3 percent behind the pace of 2009's The Twilight Saga: New Moon.
Platform grosses on Tuesday included $40,891 for The Artist in 16 locations, $37,738 for Shame in 21 locations, $31,839 for Young Adult in 8 locations and $28,433 for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy in just 4 locations. While Focus' Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy experienced the day's poorest daily hold among the bunch, it also still claimed the largest per-location average with a daily mark of $7,111. Other daily per-location averages stood at $3,980 for Paramount's Young Adult, $2,556 for The Weinstein Company's The Artist and $1,797 for Fox Searchlight's Shame. Respective total grosses stand at $963,858 for The Artist (19 days), at $855,351 for Shame (12 days), $377,501 for Young Adult (5 days) and at $373,420 for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (5 days).
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