Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 grossed $1.53 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth consecutive day. Sony's 3D computer animated sequel increased 14 percent over Monday's performance. In comparison, last year's Hotel Transylvania increased 22 percent on its first Tuesday to gross $2.19 million, while 2009's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was up 9 percent on its first Tuesday to take in $1.42 million. With a five-day start of $36.89 million, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is running 21 percent behind the $46.51 million five-day take of Hotel Transylvania and 12 percent ahead of the $33.03 million five-day haul of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
Warner's Prisoners held steady in second with $1.12 million. The thriller starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal was up 32 percent over Monday, but still down a lackluster 48 percent from last Tuesday. Prisoners surpassed the $40 million mark yesterday and has grossed $40.52 million in twelve days. With fellow Warner Bros. release Gravity and Fox's Runner Runner both entering the marketplace on Friday, it may prove difficult for Prisoners to stabilize over the upcoming weekend.
Universal's Rush took in $1.05 million to remain in third place. The Ron Howard directed racing film starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl was up a healthy 30 percent over Monday. However, like Prisoners, Rush may have trouble stabilizing over the weekend given the new competition it will face for adult moviegoers. Rush has grossed $12.12 million through twelve days of release.
Relativity's Don Jon was up 23 percent over Monday to continue to claim fourth with $0.970 million. The R-rated comedy starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson topped the $10 million mark yesterday and has grossed $10.44 million in five days. That is on the lower end of expectations and places the film 1 percent ahead of the $10.33 million five-day start of 2011's 50/50.
Baggage Claim also surpassed the $10 million mark on Tuesday after grossing $0.617 million for the day. The romantic comedy from Fox Searchlight starring Paula Patton increased 13 percent over Monday. With a five-day start of $10.19 million, Baggage Claim is running in line with pre-release expectations.