Warner's 42 grossed $2.52 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth straight day. The well received Jackie Robinson biopic was up a solid 13 percent over Monday, on a day where films in general experienced nice daily increases over Monday. 42 surpassed the $30 million mark on Tuesday and has now grossed a stronger than expected $32.24 million through five days of release. The film is currently running an impressive 42 percent stronger than the $22.76 million five-day start of 2011's Moneyball (which increased 25.5 percent on its first Tuesday to gross $1.81 million). Given the film's strong word of mouth and solid daily holds thus far, odds are strong that 42 will hold up quite nicely over the upcoming weekend.
Paramount's G.I. Joe: Retaliation was up two spots and 29 percent over Monday to claim second on Tuesday with $0.897 million. Positions two through five were very close on Tuesday, as second place and fifth place were separated by just $84,296 for the day. G.I. Joe: Retaliation was down a respectable 43 percent from last Tuesday and has grossed $104.11 million through 20 days of release.
The Croods held steady in third place with $0.858 million. The 3D computer animated film from Fox and DreamWorks Animation was up 19 percent over Monday and down a healthy 25 percent from last Tuesday. The Croods has grossed $144.02 million in 26 days and is likely to hold up well this weekend, especially with no new family films entering the marketplace.
Evil Dead was down two spots from Monday to fall to fourth with $0.845 million. Sony's modestly budgeted horror remake was up 14 percent over Monday and down 54 percent from last Tuesday. Meanwhile, The Weinstein Company's Scary Movie 5 remained in fifth place with $0.813 million. The fifth installment of the horror franchise increased 28 percent over Monday. Respective total grosses stand at $43.12 million for Evil Dead in twelve days and at $15.61 million for Scary Movie 5 in five days.
In limited release, Focus' The Place Beyond the Pines took in $441,927 from 514 locations on Tuesday. That was good enough for eighth place among all films for the day. The Derek Cianfrance directed film starring Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper was up 31 percent over Monday. The Place Beyond the Pines passed the $6 million mark on Tuesday and will be expanding into wide release on Friday.