Open Road's The Grey grossed $1.63 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth straight day. The modestly budgeted Liam Neeson vehicle was up a solid 12 percent over Monday. The Grey has grossed a stronger than expected $22.74 million through five days of release. The film continues to run 17 percent behind the pace of 2009's Unknown, which finished its domestic run with $63.69 million. Like the rest of the marketplace in general, The Grey is obviously highly likely to take a significant hit from Super Bowl XLVI this weekend.
Underworld Awakening held steady in second place with $1.07 million. Sony's vampire action sequel starring Kate Beckinsale was up 14 percent over Monday and down 50 percent from last Tuesday. The film has grossed $46.99 million in twelve days, placing it 2 percent ahead of the pace of 2006's Underworld: Evolution. Underworld Awakening is set to surpass the $50 million mark on Friday.
Lionsgate's One for the Money remained in third with $0.85 million. The Katherine Heigl vehicle was up a healthy 23 percent over Monday. The five-day total for the film stands at $13.06 million, which is on the high end of the film's modest pre-release expectations. One for the Money is currently running 32 percent behind the pace of 2010's Killers, which had the added advantage of stronger midweek summer business.
Fox's Red Tails placed in fourth with $0.706 million, while Summit's Man on a Ledge rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $0.682 million. The Two films were separated by just $23,963 for the day. Red Tails increased a modest 11 percent over Monday, while Man on the Ledge increased by 27 percent. Respective total grosses stand at $35.09 million for Red Tails in twelve days and at $9.22 million for Man on a Ledge in five days.
Best Picture nominees for Oscar experienced noteworthy daily increases in general on Tuesday. The Descendants was up 29 percent over Monday to lead the way with $625,273. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close was up 33 percent to follow closely behind with $581,089. Meanwhile, The Artist was up 22 percent to gross $348,634, War Horse was up 24 percent to gross $200,650 and Hugo was up 5 percent to gross $193,008. Respective total grosses stand at $75.98 million for War Horse, $59.81 million for The Descendants, $59.30 million for Hugo, $21.96 million for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and at $17.38 million for The Artist.