Universal reports that Fifty Shades of Grey took in $1.77 million on Wednesday, representing a 58 percent drop from the same day last week. To date, the adaptation has earned $135.05 million domestically (9 percent ahead of the pace of Twilight).
Kingsman: The Secret Service remained in second place yesterday as it eased 40 percent from last Wednesday to $1.33 million. The graphic novel pic has grossed an impressive $72.6 million through 13 days of release. That put its 25.5 percent ahead of the pace of Jumper and 0.5 percent ahead of 2003's Daredevil.
American Sniper added another $0.79 million in third place on Wednesday, down 24 percent from last week and bringing its domestic haul up to $322.6 million.
Disney's McFarland, USA accounted for $0.66 million in fourth place yesterday. The pic has accumulated $13.4 million through six days of release, nearly 6 percent ahead of the pace of fellow Kevin Costner sports drama Draft Day.
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water took in $0.59 million yesterday for a 68 percent week-to-week drop. The sequel has brought in $128.5 million domestically thus far.
The DUFF added $0.44 million in sixth place, giving it a six-day total of $12.4 million. The surprise box office success is outpacing That Awkward Moment by 16 percent.
Meanwhile, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 took in $0.42 million yesterday for a six-day haul of $7.5 million. The sequel is trailing its predecessor by 59 percent through the same point in release.
|#||Title||Thu, Dec. 12 2002||Locations||Avg.||Total||Wks.||Dist.|
|1||Die Another Day||$901,689||-3%||3,347||23||$269||$124,069,459||3||MGM|
|2||Analyze That||$753,604||-6%||2,635||--||$286||$14,311,701||1||Warner Bros.|
|3||Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets||$554,621||-4%||3,387||-295||$164||$216,298,823||4||Warner Bros.|
|4||The Santa Clause 2||$335,059||8%||2,356||-170||$142||$121,372,886||6||Disney|
|8||My Big Fat Greek Wedding||$185,397||12%||1,257||0||$147||$199,295,827||34||IFC Films|
|10||Eight Crazy Nights||$172,288||-3%||2,503||0||$69||$20,764,582||2||Sony / Columbia|