The Grey lost momentum on Wednesday, but still continued to lead the daily box office with relative ease.

‘The Grey’ #1 on Wednesday with $1.25 Million

on February 02, 2012 by Daniel Garris

The Grey grossed $1.25 million on Wednesday to lead the daily box office for a sixth consecutive day. The Liam Neeson vehicle from Open Road was down 23 percent from Tuesday, which represented one of the day's poorer daily holds among wide releases. The Grey has grossed a stronger than expected $23.99 million in six days, placing it 17 percent behind the pace of last year's Unknown.

Underworld Awakening held steady in second place with $0.89 million. Sony's 3D vampire action sequel fell 17 percent form Tuesday and a respectable 42 percent from last Wednesday. Thanks in part to displaying solid holding power by the standards of the franchise, Underworld Awakening has grossed $47.88 million in 13 days and is set to surpass the $50 million mark on Friday.

Lionsgate's One For the Money remained in third place with $0.68 million. The Katherine Heigl vehicle was down a so-so 21 percent from Tuesday. With a six-day start of $13.74 million, One For the Money is running on the high end of its modest expectations, but isn't living up to Heigl's previous box office standards.

Fox's Red Tails grossed $0.61 million to continue to claim fourth. The Lucasfilm produced WWII film showed some signs of stabilizing on Wednesday, as it was down just 13 percent from Tuesday and down 37 percent from last Wednesday. The 13-day total for Red Tails stands at $35.71 million, as the film continues to perform towards the higher end of expectations.

The news wasn't as good for Summit's Man on a Ledge yesterday, as it fell one spot and 25 percent from Tuesday to take sixth with $0.51 million. The PG-13 thriller starring Sam Worthington still hasn't hit the $10 million mark yet with a lackluster six-day total of $9.73 million.

Select location counts for the weekend of Feb. 3:

Chronicle -- 2,907
The Woman in Black -- 2,855
Big Miracle -- 2,128
W.E. -- 4
Kill List -- 2
Perfect Sense -- 1

The Grey -- 3,208
Man on a Ledge -- 2,998
One For the Money -- 2,737
Underworld Awakening -- 2,636
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close -- 2,505
Red Tails -- 2,347
Contraband -- 2,043
The Descendants -- 2,038
Beauty and the Beast 3D -- 1,719
Joyful Noise -- 1,350
Haywire -- 1,251
War Horse -- 1,163
Mission: Impossible 4 -- 1,077
Hugo -- 1,030
The Iron Lady -- 1,021
The Artist -- 1,005

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo -- 668
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy -- 302
Albert Nobbs -- 245
A Dangerous Method -- 235
My Week with Marilyn -- 171
A Separation -- 40
Pina -- 39

Tags: Man on a Ledge, Red Tails, One For the Money, Underworld Awakening, The Grey

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