Skyfall grossed $1.16 million on Tuesday to remain at the top of the daily box office. The 23rd installment of the James Bond franchise was up 31 percent from Monday and down only 23 percent from last Tuesday. Daily increases were strong in general on Tuesday, but the marketplace as a whole was still very slow as moviegoers are currently waiting for the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on Friday and the rest of December's line-up in the following two weeks. Skyfall has grossed $263.45 million to date, placing it $6.82 million behind The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 in the race for domestic bragging rights between the two blockbusters.
Life of Pi was up two spots and a healthy 46 percent over Monday to take second on Tuesday with $1.00 million. The Ang Lee directed 3D film, which has had good Tuesday performances throughout its run, was down 25 percent from last Tuesday. With a three-week domestic total of $62.64 million, Life of Pi is running just a hair behind the $62.89 million three-week total of fellow Thanksgiving weekend release Rise of the Guardians. For the day, Rise of the Guardians placed in fifth with $0.63 million. That represented a 31 percent increase over Monday and a slim 19 percent decrease from last Tuesday.
Lincoln finished in third place with $0.94 million. The Steven Spielberg directed drama increased 20 percent over Monday and fell 29 percent from last Tuesday. Lincoln has grossed a strong $98.86 million to date and is set to surpass the $100 million domestic mark on Thursday.