Sony's Resident Evil: Retribution grossed $1.87 million on Tuesday to remain at the top of the daily box office for a fifth consecutive day. The fifth installment of the video game based franchise starring Milla Jovovich was up 11 percent over Monday. Resident Evil: Retribution has grossed $24.60 million though five days, placing it 20 percent behind the $30.76 million five-day start of 2010's Resident Evil: Afterlife, which increased 1 percent on its first Tuesday to gross $2.06 million.
Disney's Finding Nemo 3D took in $1.23 million to hold steady in second place. The 3D re-issue of the 2003 Pixar computer animated film was up just 1 percent from Monday's performance, which represented the day's poorest daily hold among wide releases. With a five-day start of $19.13 million, Finding Nemo 3D continues to perform below expectations, but is still off to a solid start when considering the relative inexpensive cost of a 3D animated re-issue. The lifetime unadjusted domestic gross for Finding Nemo currently stands at $358.85 million.
On the platform front, The Master grossed $84,975 on Tuesday. The Paul Thomas Anderson directed film from The Weinstein Company was down 18 percent from Monday as a bit of the initial demand for the film leveled off yesterday. With that said, The Master still averaged a tremendous $16,995 for the day from five locations in New York and Los Angeles. The Master has grossed $924,936 in five days and will be expanding into moderate release on Friday.