Warner's Gravity remained strong on Tuesday with a first place take of $6.64 million. The Alfonso Cuarón directed 3D sci-fi drama starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney was up 10 percent over Monday's performance and has now led the daily box office for five consecutive days. Strong word of mouth, continued IMAX grosses and skewing towards older moviegoers are all factors that will continue to help out the film's midweek grosses. Gravity has grossed $68.45 million in just five days. That is significantly above expectations and places the film an impressive 37 percent ahead of the $49.82 million five-day start of The Heat earlier this year. Based on the size of its midweek grosses thus far, Gravity should easily remain in first place over the upcoming weekend.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 held steady in second place with $1.05 million. Sony's 3D computer animated sequel was up 7 percent over Monday and down 31 percent from last Tuesday. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 has grossed a very solid $62.04 million in twelve days. That places the film 3 percent behind the $63.80 million twelve-day take of 2009's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
Fox's Runner Runner grossed $0.83 million to remain in third. The crime thriller starring Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck was up a healthy 22 percent over Monday. However, in the bigger picture Runner Runner has grossed just $9.21 million in its first five days of release. That is below the film's already modest expectations and places the film a disappointing 36 percent behind the $14.48 million five-day start of 2011's In Time.
Warner's Prisoners took in $0.61 million to continue to claim fourth. The thriller starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal increased 25 percent over Monday, but was down 45 percent from last Tuesday. With a 19-day take of $49.03 million, Prisoners is set to reach the $50 million mark on either Thursday or Friday.