'Captain America 2' Leads Strong Tuesday with $4.73M; 'Rio 2' #2 with $4.26MApril 16, 2014 12:16 PM

by Daniel Garris

Captain America: The Winter Solider took in $4.73 million to continue to lead the daily box office on Tuesday. The blockbuster 3D superhero sequel from Disney and Marvel was up 36 percent over Monday and down a healthy 32 percent from last Tuesday. Midweek grosses continued to be stronger than usual in general on Tuesday due in part to Holy Week. Captain America: The Winter Soldier has grossed a strong $167.07 million through twelve days. That places the film 11 percent ahead of the $150.04 million twelve-day take of last year's Thor: The Dark World.

Fox's Rio 2 held steady in second place with $4.26 million. The 3D computer animated sequel from Blue Sky Studios was up a terrific 60 percent over Monday's performance, as family films held up especially well on Tuesday. Rio 2 has grossed $46.26 million through five days of release. That is in line with pre-release expectations and places the film a slim 1 percent behind the $46.68 million five-day start of 2011's Rio (which increased 28 percent on its first Tuesday to gross $4.18 million).

Draft Day was up 43 percent and one spot from Monday to claim third on Tuesday with $1.25 million. Lionsgate's modestly budgeted sports drama starring Kevin Costner has grossed $11.91 million in five days. That is a bit below expectations, but the film will hope to build upon Tuesday's strong hold going forward. Draft Day is currently running 16 percent behind the $14.21 million five-day take of recent Costner vehicle 3 Days to Kill.

Oculus was up 21 percent, but still down one spot from Tuesday to place in fourth with $1.15 million. The low-budget R-rated horror film from Relativity has grossed a solid $14.099 million in its first five days of release. Oculus continues to perform very similar to Relativity's House at the End of the Street, which grossed $13.84 million in its first five days of release back in September of 2012.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Feb. 22 - Sun, Feb. 24

Wide (1000+)

1The Silence of the Lambs$11,947,7653%1,51518$7,886$15,518,8452Orion
2Sleeping with the Enemy$9,216,223-19%1,48821$6,194$22,994,1663Fox
3King Ralph$5,018,400-40%1,63215$3,075$13,345,9502Universal
4Home Alone$4,831,317-35%1,775-40$2,722$159,586,89515Fox
5Dances with Wolves$4,225,329-32%1,60248$2,638$87,446,12514Orion
6Scenes From a Mall$3,825,068--1,039--$3,681$3,825,0681Disney
7L.A. Story$2,762,364-47%1,1222$2,462$14,576,0793TriStar
8The Neverending Story II$1,855,707-56%1,2080$1,536$11,000,8813Warner Bros.
9Nothing But Trouble$1,854,835-53%1,6710$1,110$5,821,0752Warner Bros.
10White Fang$1,693,425-46%1,19228$1,421$22,671,2106Disney