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.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jan. 16 - Sun, Jan. 18

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Paul Blart: Mall Cop$31,832,584--3,144--$10,125$31,832,5841Sony / Columbia
2Gran Torino$21,978,797-25%2,972164$7,395$72,976,9432Warner Bros.
3My Bloody Valentine 3D$21,240,592--2,534--$8,382$21,240,5921Lionsgate
4Notorious (2009)$20,497,424--1,638--$12,514$20,497,4241Fox Searchlight
5Hotel for Dogs$17,011,368--3,271--$5,201$17,011,3681Paramount / DreamWorks
6Bride Wars$11,651,068-45%3,2282$3,609$37,478,2652Fox
7The Unborn (2009)$9,343,013-53%2,3592$3,961$32,580,7582Universal / Rogue
8Defiance (2008)$8,912,69812711%1,7891787$4,982$9,254,8993Paramount Vantage
9Marley & Me$6,139,028-46%2,952-526$2,080$132,547,2474Fox
10The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$5,575,589-39%2,223-724$2,508$102,598,4684Paramount