'Ender’s Game' Wins on Election Day with $2.11M; 'Last Vegas' Surges to Second Place

on November 06, 2013 by Daniel Garris

Lionsgate's Ender's Game grossed $2.11 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth consecutive day. The sci-fi film starring Asa Butterfield and Harrison Ford increased 13 percent over Monday's performance. Daily increases were strong in general on Tuesday, due in part to Election Day. Ender's Game topped the $30 million mark yesterday and has grossed $30.998 million in five days. Compared to other 2013 sci-fi releases, Ender's Game is running 3 percent behind the $31.90 million five-day start of After Earth and 17 percent behind the $37.15 million five-day take of Elysium. While Ender's Game is off to a respectable start so far, chances are very strong that the film will take a significant hit from the arrival of Disney's Thor: The Dark World on Friday.

Last Vegas was up a healthy 42 percent and one spot over Monday to move into second on Tuesday with $1.92 million. Even with the boost from Election Day in mind, Tuesday's performance is a good early sign for the ensemble comedy from CBS Films going forward. Last Vegas has grossed $19.62 million in its first five days of release. That is on the high end of pre-release expectations and places the film 22.5 percent behind the $25.30 million five-day start of 2010's Red.

Paramount's Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa fell one spot from Monday to place in third with $1.76 million. The successful Jackass spin-off starring Johnny Knoxville was up 15 percent over Monday and down a solid 39 percent from last Tuesday. Bad Grandpa has grossed $64.86 million in twelve days. That places the film 19 percent ahead of the $54.41 million twelve-day take of 2006's Jackass: Number Two and 28 percent behind the $90.36 million twelve-day gross of 2010's Jackass 3D.

Free Birds was up a strong 76 percent to move up one spot into fourth with $1.23 million. Election Day is traditionally a strong day for family films, and that was certainly the case yesterday for Free Birds. Relativity's 3D computer animated film has grossed a so-so $17.74 million in five days, which is towards the lower end of expectations. Free Birds is currently running essentially on par with the $17.79 million five-day start of 2010's Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole.

Warner's Gravity was down one spot from Monday to round out Tuesday's top five with $1.15 million. The 3D sci-fi blockbuster was up 29 percent over Monday and down 37 percent from last Tuesday. Gravity has grossed $220.94 million through 33 days, which currently ranks the film as the eighth highest grossing release of 2013 domestically. Gravity is now $7.84 million away from over-taking Star Trek Into Darkness for seventh place on the list.

Tags: Gravity, Free Birds, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, Last Vegas, Ender's Game

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