Universal's Riddick grossed $1.65 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth consecutive day. The third installment of the Vin Diesel led sci-fi franchise increased a solid 18 percent over Monday's performance. Riddick has grossed $22.08 million in its first five days of release. That is slightly below pre-release expectations and places the film 24 percent behind the $29.10 million five-day start of 2004's The Chronicles of Riddick.
Lee Daniels' The Butler held steady in second with $0.922 million. The early awards season hopeful from The Weinstein Company was up a healthy 39 percent over Monday and down 32 percent from last Tuesday. The Butler has grossed an impressive $92.99 million through 26 days of release; leaving the film just $7.01 million away from reaching the $100 million domestic milestone.
We're the Millers was up 34 percent and one spot over Monday to place in third on Tuesday with $0.772 million. Warner's break-out comedy starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis was down just 27 percent from last Tuesday. The five-week total for We're the Millers stands at $124.96 million.
Lionsgate's Instructions Not Included was down 12 percent and one place from Monday to land in fourth with $0.514 million. The Eugenio Derbez comedy vehicle has been holding up especially well thus far, but yesterday's lackluster daily hold was an exception to that trend. With that said, Instructions Not Included was still only down 25 percent from last Tuesday. The twelve-day total for Instructions Not Included stands at a strong $21.46 million.