Universal's Snow White and the Huntsman grossed $5.57 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth day in a row. The pricey adaptation starring Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron was up a solid 4 percent over Monday, though that also represented the day's poorest daily percentage hold among wide releases. Snow White and the Huntsman has grossed $67.16 million in five days, as it continues to exceed pre-release expectations. The film is currently running 2 percent stronger than the $65.63 million five-day start of last year's X-Men: First Class.
Men in Black 3 held steady in second place with $3.15 million. Sony's expensive 3D sequel starring Will Smith was up 15 percent over Monday and down 44 percent from last Tuesday. Men in Black 3 has grossed $116.95 million through twelve days, placing it 8 percent ahead of the pace of 2009's Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. Men in Black 3, along with most other wide releases in the marketplace, is likely to take a big hit this weekend from the one-two punch of Fox's Prometheus and Paramount's Madagascar 3.
Marvel's The Avengers grossed $2.22 million to remain in third. Disney's blockbuster superhero film was up 9 percent over Monday and down 32 percent from last Tuesday. With a 33-day gross of $557.21 million, The Avengers ranks as the third highest grossing film of all-time domestically without adjusting for ticket price inflation. The film is currently $42.79 million away from reaching the $600 million domestic milestone.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel grossed $0.669 million to continue to claim fifth place on Tuesday. Yesterday the Fox Searchlight released trailed Paramount's The Dictator by an extremely slim $398 and led Lionsgate's What to Expect When You're Expecting by an even slimmer $151. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has grossed $26.59 million through 33 days.