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.

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bring It On$11,446,884-34%2,41030$4,750$33,923,9842Universal
2Space Cowboys$8,640,82533%2,7950$3,092$74,545,3915Warner Bros.
3The Cell$7,087,852-27%2,44414$2,900$34,278,9143New Line
4Highlander: Endgame$6,223,330--1,543--$4,033$6,223,3301Miramax / Dimension
5The Art of War$6,154,124-41%2,6300$2,340$16,565,1172Warner Bros.
6What Lies Beneath$5,952,60729%2,407-161$2,473$138,782,1387DreamWorks
7The Replacements$4,475,97510%2,485-232$1,801$36,879,9854Warner Bros.
8Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$3,882,0609%2,133-410$1,820$115,034,2466Universal
9The Crew$3,714,745-8%1,5155$2,452$7,766,6662Disney
10Autumn in New York$3,603,17210%2,216-44$1,626$23,406,4864MGM