Disney's Wreck-It Ralph led the way on Tuesday with an Election Day gross of $4.75 million. Election Day is typically a good day for family films and that was certainly the case for Wreck-It Ralph, as it was up 60 percent over Monday's performance. Wreck-It Ralph has grossed $56.75 million in its first five days of release. That places the 3D computer animated film 14 percent ahead of the $49.75 million five-day start of 2010's Megamind.
Paramount's Flight held steady in second place with $2.23 million. The Denzel Washington vehicle directed by Robert Zemeckis increased 14 percent over Monday. Flight continued to post strong per-location numbers yesterday, as it averaged $1,183 from 1,884 locations for the day. With a five-day start of $29.08 million, Flight is running 11.5 percent stronger than the $26.07 million five-day start of 2010's Unstoppable.
Warner's Argo grossed $0.85 million to continue to claim third. The awards season hopeful starring and directed by Ben Affleck was up 18 percent over Monday and down 45 percent from last Tuesday. Argo has grossed $77.43 million in 26 days, which places the film's current total gross to opening weekend ratio at 3.98 to 1.
The Man with the Iron Fists placed in fourth with $0.73 million. Universal's low-budget martial arts action film was up 13 percent over Monday. The Man with the Iron Fists has grossed $9.28 million in five days, which is in line with the film's modest pre-release expectations.