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, Nov. 15 - Sun, Nov. 17

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$88,357,778--3,682--$23,997$88,357,7781Warner Bros.
28 Mile$19,344,422-62%2,49626$7,750$84,440,6422Universal
3The Santa Clause 2$15,102,555-39%3,346-6$4,514$82,517,7223Disney
4The Ring$10,662,594-31%2,882-45$3,700$100,687,5115DreamWorks
5Half Past Dead$7,820,271--2,113--$3,701$7,820,2711Sony / Columbia
6My Big Fat Greek Wedding$4,713,464-19%1,812-163$2,601$186,179,20331IFC Films
7jackass: the movie$3,874,236-45%2,413-119$1,606$59,348,8774Paramount
8I Spy$3,805,152-57%2,611-571$1,457$30,733,4653Sony / Columbia
9Sweet Home Alabama$2,233,766-41%1,469-535$1,521$121,884,1118Disney
10Femme Fatale$1,246,769-55%1,0660$1,170$5,690,4922Warner Bros.