Grosses

'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 on Tuesday to continue to lead the daily box office. 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.

Paramount's Noah rounded out the day's top five with $1.04 million. The Darren Aronofsky directed biblical epic starring Russell Crowe was up 47 percent over Monday and down 37 percent from last Tuesday. Noah has grossed $86.73 million in 19 days, which leaves it $13.27 million away from reaching the $100 million domestic milestone.

Divergent followed closely behind in sixth with $1.01 million. Lionsgate's successful young adult adaptation starring Shailene Woodley was up 50 percent from Monday down only 2 percent from last Tuesday. The 26-day total for Divergent stands at $126.43 million.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Dec. 31 - Sun, Jan. 2

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mrs. Doubtfire$16,346,56874%2,32520$7,031$87,224,8816Fox
2The Pelican Brief$13,129,30218%2,0080$6,538$41,118,6423Warner Bros.
3Tombstone$8,720,25535%1,955451$4,460$15,175,0072Disney
4Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit$8,234,48056%2,106-72$3,910$26,319,3104Disney
5Beethoven's 2nd$7,567,36078%2,0487$3,695$17,840,0703Universal
6Grumpy Old Men$7,488,52793%1,2440$6,020$11,363,4382Warner Bros.
7Wayne's World 2$4,012,80712%2,240-80$1,791$27,401,6634Paramount
8Geronimo: An American Legend$2,010,68018%1,6360$1,229$10,044,5384Columbia
9Ghost in the Machine$1,854,431--1,031--$1,799$1,854,4311Fox
10Batman: Mask of the Phantasm$1,406,61518%1,5060$934$4,392,8692Warner Bros.