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.

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$53,248,063-36%3,170127$16,797$213,890,4422Newmarket
2Starsky & Hutch$28,103,605--3,185--$8,824$28,103,6051Warner Bros.
3Hidalgo$18,829,234--3,063--$6,147$18,829,2341Disney
450 First Dates$7,637,041-39%3,040-410$2,512$99,350,9474Sony / Columbia
5Twisted$5,126,747-42%2,7041$1,896$16,483,9652Paramount
6Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen$4,044,714-36%2,180-323$1,855$21,801,6503Disney
7The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$3,037,83840%1,903791$1,596$368,215,29112New Line
8Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights$2,962,008-49%2,0420$1,451$10,153,4842Lions Gate
9Miracle$2,542,468-43%1,654-568$1,537$59,824,6655Disney
10Monster$2,123,3876%1,082114$1,962$29,959,71611Newmarket