Act of Valor remained in first place on Wednesday, while Safe House surpassed the $100 million domestic mark.

‘Act of Valor’ Leads on Leap Day with $1.55 Million

on March 01, 2012 by Daniel Garris

Relativity's Act of Valor grossed $1.55 million on Wednesday to lead the daily box office for a sixth consecutive day. The modestly budgeted action film featuring Navy SEALs fell 22 percent from Tuesday. Thanks in part to an effective marketing campaign and positive early word of mouth, Act of Valor has grossed a healthy $29.96 million in six days. That places the film 7 percent behind the pace of the recent Contraband at the same point in its run and 12 percent ahead of the pace of 2008's Vantage Point (which also opened over Academy Awards weekend).

Universal's Safe House held steady in second place with $0.76 million. In the process the action thriller starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds became the second release of 2012 to reach the $100 million domestic milestone (joining Sony's The Vow). Safe House fell 21 percent from Tuesday and 48 percent from last Wednesday. The 20-day total for the film stands at $100.17 million.

Tyler Perry's Good Deeds remained in third with $0.61 million. However, the latest Tyler Perry film from Lionsgate was down a sharp 33 percent from Tuesday, which represented the day's poorest daily hold among wide releases. Despite the fact that it opened lower than most of Perry's previous films, it doesn't appear as though Good Deeds will be able to hold up much better at this point. The six-day start for Good Deeds stands at $18.06 million.

Select location counts for the weekend of Mar. 2:

The Lorax -- 3,728
Project X -- 3,055
Being Flynn -- 4

Journey 2 -- 3,060
Act of Valor -- 3,053
The Vow -- 2,826
Safe House -- 2,535
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance -- 2,487
This Means War -- 2,342
Gone -- 2,186
Good Deeds -- 2,132
Wanderlust -- 2,002
The Artist -- 1,756
The Secret World of Arrietty -- 1,431
Chronicle -- 1,054

The Woman in Black -- 804
The Phantom Menace 3D -- 731
The Descendants -- 694
The Iron Lady -- 511
Hugo -- 406
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close -- 303
A Separation -- 243
War Horse -- 131
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy -- 126
My Week with Marilyn -- 120
Pina -- 64
In Darkness -- 33
Undefeated -- 12

Tags: Tyler Perry's Good Deeds, Safe House, Act of Valor

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