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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Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dawn of the Dead (2004)$26,722,051--2,745--$9,735$26,722,0511Universal
2The Passion of the Christ$19,415,866-40%3,25029$5,974$295,508,7434Newmarket
3Taking Lives$11,459,036--2,705--$4,236$11,459,0361Warner Bros.
4Starsky & Hutch$10,393,072-35%3,1850$3,263$67,464,1143Warner Bros.
5Secret Window$9,265,038-49%3,0180$3,070$32,776,6062Sony / Columbia
6Hidalgo$8,415,465-29%2,929-136$2,873$48,417,6463Disney
7Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind$8,174,110--1,353--$6,041$8,174,1101Focus
8Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London$6,030,308-25%2,9730$2,028$17,325,2192MGM
950 First Dates$4,184,766-23%2,153-433$1,944$113,079,9256Sony / Columbia
10Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen$1,560,502-37%1,281-520$1,218$27,592,0805Disney