'2 Guns' Holds off 'The Smurfs 2' to Remain #1 on Tuesday

on August 07, 2013 by Daniel Garris

Universal's 2 Guns grossed $3.15 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth consecutive day. That should represent the film's final day in first place at the daily box office, as both Warner's We're the Millers and Fox's Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters enter the marketplace today. 2 Guns was up a solid 5 percent over Monday and has grossed $33.19 million in five days. That places the film 8 percent ahead of the $30.69 million five-day start of last year's Contraband and 32.5 percent behind the $49.20 million five-day take of last year's Safe House.

The Smurfs 2 showed signs of life on Tuesday with a second place take of $3.08 million. Sony's computer animated / live action sequel trailed 2 Guns by a slim $62,849 for the day. The Smurfs 2 was up one spot and a healthy 26 percent over Monday's performance. In the bigger picture, the seven-day start for The Smurfs 2 stands at an underwhelming $32.65 million. That is 12 percent below the recent $37.25 million first week performance of Turbo and 41 percent softer than the $55.20 million seven-day start of 2011's The Smurfs.

Warner's We're the Millers was off to a very promising late night start with an estimated $1.7 million. Late night shows began at 8 p.m. for the R-rated comedy starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis. Meanwhile, Fox's Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters took in a less impressive estimated $0.853 million from late night shows that started at 10 p.m. The sequel to 2010's Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief will hope to pick up the pace today with help from family audiences. Late night grosses for both films are expected to be counted towards Wednesday's respective opening day totals.

Turning back to Tuesday, The Wolverine was down one spot from Monday to place in third with $2.84 million. In the process, the sixth installment of Fox's X-Men franchise surpassed the $100 million domestic mark yesterday. The Wolverine was up 5 percent over Monday and down 53 percent from last Tuesday. With a twelve-day take of $100.19 million, The Wolverine is running 3 percent behind the $103.72 million twelve-day gross of 2011's X-Men: First Class.

Universal's Despicable Me 2 and Warner's The Conjuring switched places in the daily rankings on Tuesday. Despicable Me was up 13 percent over Monday to place in fourth with $1.763 million, while The Conjuring was up 2 percent to follow closely behind in fifth with $1.748 million. The two films were separated by just $15,222 for the day. Respective total grosses stand at a massive $329.73 million for Despicable Me 2 in 35 days and at a very strong $111.42 million for The Conjuring in 19 days.

Tags: The Conjuring, Despicable Me 2, The Wolverine, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, We're the Millers, The Smurfs 2, 2 Guns

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