‘Zero Dark Thirty’ #1 on Tuesday; ‘Gangster Squad’ Holds Up Well

on January 16, 2013 by Daniel Garris
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Zero Dark Thirty grossed $2.44 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth consecutive day. The Best Picture nominee from Sony was up 6 percent over Monday, which represented one of Tuesday's weaker daily percentage holds among wide releases. After five days of wide release and three additional weeks of platform release, Zero Dark Thirty has grossed $34.67 million to date. Zero Dark Thirty is currently running 43.5 percent ahead of the pace of 2007's The Bucket List and 25 percent behind the pace of 2008's Gran Torino at the same point in their respective runs.

Warner's Gangster Squad held steady in second place with $1.89 million. The crime film featuring Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn and Emma Stone was up an encouraging 25 percent over Monday, as it continues to stabilize in the days following its Saturday decline. Gangster Squad topped the $20 million mark yesterday and has now grossed $20.46 million in five days. The film is currently running 4.5 percent behind the $21.42 million five-day take of last year's Red Tails.

The Weinstein Company's Django Unchained took in $1.40 million on Tuesday to remain in third. The Quentin Tarantino directed western increased 15 percent over Monday and was down 42 percent from last Tuesday. Django Unchained has grossed $127.997 million in 22 days and will have a good chance of re-stabilizing over the upcoming holiday weekend.

Fellow Best Picture nominee Les Misérables was up one spot and a strong 28 percent over Monday to take fourth with $1.13 million. Universal's successful musical was down just 31 percent from last Tuesday. The 22-day domestic take for Les Misérables stands at $120.73 million, placing it $7.27 million behind Django Unchained in the ongoing battle for domestic bragging rights between the two Christmas Day releases.

Open Road's A Haunted House fell one spot and 1 percent from Monday to round out Tuesday's top five with $0.97 million. On the heels of a solid Saturday hold, the R-rated horror comedy has started to display signs of front-loading since Sunday. With that said, A Haunted House has grossed $20.05 million in five days, which is on the high end of pre-release expectations and represents a healthy performance with the film's limited price-tag in mind.

Tags: Zero Dark Thirty, Gangster Squad, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, A Haunted House
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