Sony's Skyfall grossed $7.22 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a sixth consecutive day. The 23rd installment of the James Bond franchise was down 36 percent from Monday. Daily declines were significant in general among wide releases on Tuesday as a result of Monday's grosses being inflated by the Veterans Day holiday. Skyfall has grossed a strong $109.11 million to date, placing it 44 percent ahead of the $75.71 million five-day start of 2008's Quantum of Solace.
Disney's Wreck-It Ralph held steady in second place with $1.45 million. In the process the 3D computer animated film topped the $100 million mark yesterday and has now grossed $101.01 million in twelve days. Wreck-It Ralph is currently running 11 percent stronger than the $91.28 million twelve-day take of 2010's Megamind. Wreck-It Ralph was down 75 percent from Monday and down 69 percent from last Tuesday's Election Day inflated performance.
Paramount's Flight grossed $1.31 million to remain in third place. The Denzel Washington vehicle directed by Robert Zemeckis fell 33 percent from Monday and 41 percent from last Tuesday. Flight surpassed the $50 million mark yesterday and has now grossed $50.73 million in twelve days. That places the film 14 percent ahead of the $44.55 million twelve-day gross of 2010's Unstoppable.
Lincoln continued its strong platform start with $94,914 on Tuesday. The Steven Spielberg directed drama from Disney and DreamWorks was down 51 percent from Monday. Lincoln has grossed $1.23 million in five days and will be playing in an estimated 1,500 locations beginning on Friday.