The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ranked 16th on the overall weekend chart, grossing $621,749 on 181 theaters (up 29 from last weekend) for a 38-day total of $3.9 million. It was down 1.5 percent from last weekend, though, which was its first weekend-to-weekend decline, and its per site average of $3,345 was its lowest yet.
The Secret in Their Eyes added 23 sites for a total of 33, and subsequently increased 115 percent over last weekend to $360,056. After two weekends, the Best Foreign Language Oscar winner from Argentina has grossed $592,864, and distributor Sony Pictures Classics will likely add more theaters in the coming weeks.
Expanding to 77 locations, comedy City Island was up 20 percent to $314,007, its best weekend gross thus far. Through its sixth weekend, the Anchor Bay release has made $1.2 million.
The Joneses, which disappointed in its debut last weekend, fell a relatively steep 43 percent, grossing $290,016. The Perfect Game took an even worse hit, losing nearly half its theaters and dropping 59 percent to $207,329. Through two weekends, The Joneses and The Perfect Game have made $984,767 and $841,246, respectively.
Exit Through the Gift Shop, on the other hand, impressed in its second weekend, down 14 percent to $146,919. The documentary's per-theater average of $13,356 was tops among all releases. In 10 days, Exit Through the Gift Shop has grossed $389,226.
Paper Man, a comedy starring Jeff Daniels, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone and Lisa Kudrow, opened to a terrible $8,613 at three locations. It seems unfathomable that a movie with this level of talent could open so poorly (Reynolds' two most recent movies grossed over $150 million each, and he's the lead in next summer's big-budget Green Lantern movie), but slight, last-minute marketing seems to have driven Paper Man to an early grave.