In what is expected to be its final day at the top of the daily box office, Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man grossed $6.16 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for a tenth consecutive day. The superhero franchise reboot fell 5 percent from Wednesday, which was in line with the type of daily declines many wide releases experienced yesterday. The film was down 61 percent from last Thursday. The Amazing-Spider Man was the week's top film with $90.85 million and has grossed a solid $165.87 million through ten days of release. That places The Amazing Spider-Man 11 percent behind the $186.98 million ten-day start of 2007's Transformers and 16.5 percent ahead of the $142.39 million ten-day start of 2008's Hancock.
Universal's Ted held steady in second place with $3.76 million. The break-out comedy directed by Seth MacFarlane and starring Mark Wahlberg fell 6 percent from Wednesday and 53 percent from last Thursday. Ted took second place for the week with $49.20 million. That was down 33 percent from the film's opening week performance and places the week's two-week total at an impressive $136.85 million. Ted will hope to hold up well over the weekend, especially with no new comedies entering the marketplace today.
Brave grossed $2.59 million to remain in third. The computer animated blockbuster from Disney and Pixar was down 2 percent from Wednesday and down 48 percent from last Thursday. Brave placed in third for the week with $30.54 million. That was down 46 percent from the previous week and places the film's three-week total at $184.90 million. Brave is now just $15.10 million away from reaching the $200 million domestic milestone.
Speaking of the $200 million milestone, yesterday saw Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted reach that milestone. After a sixth place daily-take of $1.03 million on Thursday, the 35-day total for the computer animated film from Paramount and DreamWorks Animation stands at $200.23 million. Without adjusting for ticket price inflation, Madagascar 3 is the first film of the series to gross at least $200 million domestically (2005's Madagascar was the previous high-water mark of the franchise with $193.595 million) and the fourth release of 2012 to reach the milestone, joining The Avengers, The Hunger Games and The Lorax (The Amazing Spider-Man and Brave will also both join the $200 million club in the coming days).
New releases Universal's Savages and Paramount's Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D wrapped up the week with respective fifth place and seventh place Thursday performances of $1.419 million and $1.003 million. Savages fell 8 percent from Wednesday, while Katy Perry: Part of Me was down 7 percent. Savages took fifth place for the week with a seven-day start of $22.73 million. Katy Perry: Part of Me had to settle for a softer seventh place for the frame with $11.75 million, but also carries the significantly smaller price tag of the two films. The eight-day total for Katy Perry: Part of Me stands at $14.85 million.