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, Jan. 19 - Sun, Jan. 21

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Stomp the Yard$12,286,706-44%2,0510$5,991$40,550,9972Sony / Screen Gems
2Night at the Museum$12,011,812-30%3,483-129$3,449$204,855,5425Fox
3Dreamgirls$8,009,389-4%2,214307$3,618$77,419,7164Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Hitcher (2007)$7,818,239--2,831--$2,762$7,818,2391Rogue
5The Pursuit of Happyness$6,310,502-29%3,066-103$2,058$146,120,5416Sony / Columbia
6Freedom Writers$5,205,997-29%2,286107$2,277$26,522,9743Paramount
7Children of Men$3,711,141-42%1,52416$2,435$27,492,3633Universal
8The Queen$3,400,061205%1,5861242$2,144$35,495,37217Miramax
9Arthur and the Invisibles$3,081,458-28%2,2481$1,371$9,270,2594MGM (Weinstein)
10Alpha Dog$2,990,600-53%1,2923$2,315$11,785,5902Universal