'Rio 2' Wins Close Three-Way Race on Monday with $2.68MApril 22, 2014 12:25 PM

by Daniel Garris

After placing in a close third over the weekend, Fox's Rio 2 moved back into first place on Monday with $2.68 million. The 3D computer animated sequel from Blue Sky Studios was down just 43 percent from Sunday and essentially unchanged from last Monday, as the Monday after Easter is traditionally a very strong day for family films. Rio 2 has grossed a very solid $77.72 million through eleven days of release. That places the film 8 percent behind the $84.15 million eleven-day take of 2011's Rio (which fell 42 percent to take in $3.34 million on the Monday after Easter).

Disney's Captain America: The Winter Soldier placed in a very close second with $2.595 million. The blockbuster 3D superhero sequel from Marvel was down 55 percent from Sunday and down a healthy 25 percent from last Monday. Captain America: The Winter Soldier has grossed $203.096 million through 18 days and will soon surpass the $206.36 million final domestic gross of last year's Thor: The Dark World. The Winter Soldier is currently running 22 percent ahead of the $169.28 million 18-day take of The Dark World.

Heaven is for Real took third place on Monday with $2.49 million. The low-budget faith-based drama from Sony was down 61 percent from Sunday, which was quite understandable given the film's strong daily hold on Easter Sunday. Heaven is for Real surpassed the $30 million mark yesterday and continues to outpace expectations with an impressive six-day start of $32.04 million. That is 15.5 percent stronger than the $27.73 million six-day take of 2010's The Last Song. With the aid of strong word of mouth, Heaven is for Real is likely to hold up nicely going forward.

Warner's Transcendence claimed fourth place with $0.997 million. The pricey sci-fi film starring Johnny Depp was down 56 percent from Sunday. Transcendence has grossed an extremely disappointing $11.88 million in its first four days of release. That represents a very poor performance given the film's price tag and is quite similar to the $12.86 million four-day start of 2007's Grindhouse. Given its performance thus far, Transcendence looks to fade away from theatres quickly.

Open Road's A Haunted House 2 rounded out the day's top five with $0.665 million. The low-budget horror comedy sequel starring Marlon Wayans fell 62 percent from Sunday, which represented one of the day's poorer daily percentage holds among wide releases. A Haunted House 2 is performing below expectations with a four-day start of $9.51 million and is currently running 50 percent behind the $19.08 million four-day start of last year's A Haunted House.

After a lackluster start over the weekend, Bears experienced the day's strongest percentage hold among wide releases, as it was down just 28 percent from Sunday to land in sixth with $0.653 million. The latest nature documentary from Disneynature should have another great hold today thanks to Earth Day. Bears has grossed $5.43 million in four days, which places it 18.5 percent behind the $6.66 million four-day take of 2011's African Cats.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jul. 30 - Sun, Aug. 1

Wide (1000+)

1Inception$27,485,245-36%3,545-247$7,753$193,313,7413Warner Bros.
2Dinner for Schmucks$23,527,839--2,911--$8,082$23,527,8391Paramount / DreamWorks
3Salt$19,471,355-46%3,6120$5,391$71,033,7112Sony / Columbia
4Despicable Me$15,524,230-34%3,6022$4,310$190,330,4254Universal
5Charlie St. Cloud$12,381,585--2,718--$4,555$12,381,5851Universal
6Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$12,279,363--3,705--$3,314$12,279,3631Warner Bros.
7Toy Story 3$5,122,907-43%2,105-661$2,434$389,761,4917Disney
8Grown Ups$4,548,144-39%2,269-590$2,004$150,761,3856Sony / Columbia
9The Sorcerer's Apprentice$4,465,524-54%2,524-980$1,769$52,026,5283Disney
10The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$4,014,953-44%2,334-787$1,720$288,199,9075Summit
11Ramona and Beezus$3,710,990-52%2,7190$1,365$16,375,6812Fox
12The Last Airbender$1,815,170-57%1,238-889$1,466$127,293,4475Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

1The Kids Are All Right$3,525,58536%847646$4,162$9,636,5084Focus
3Knight and Day$700,791-59%831-434$843$74,185,6436Fox
4The Karate Kid (2010)$595,026-46%461-319$1,291$172,932,0648Sony / Columbia
5Shrek Forever After$574,024154%330128$1,739$235,646,95211Paramount / DreamWorks
6The Girl Who Played With Fire$542,670-4%17418$3,119$3,770,7544Music Box
7Winter's Bone$308,597-4%1399$2,220$4,017,1628Roadside Attractions
8Iron Man 2$301,277-31%286-44$1,053$311,417,00713Paramount
9The A-Team$262,351-9%282-14$930$76,164,0928Fox
10Cyrus$220,341-69%216-238$1,020$6,904,9977Fox Searchlight
11I Am Love$207,214-38%125-41$1,658$3,603,8117Magnolia
14Get Him to the Greek$137,185-19%155-66$885$60,758,8659Universal
15Letters to Juliet$113,952-38%173-61$659$52,751,74112Summit
16Robin Hood$86,250-21%115-56$750$105,219,73512Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

1Hubble 3D$292,711-7%530$5,523$12,143,33420Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Countdown to Zero$114,296177%2724$4,233$167,7122Magnolia
3Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky$94,539-8%748$1,278$1,249,9588Sony Pictures Classics
4Khatta Meetha$88,763-71%830$1,069$490,2552Eros
5Get Low$88,182--4--$22,046$88,1821Sony Pictures Classics
6Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$84,794-23%90-38$942$89,726,59010Disney
771: Into the Fire$77,161--20--$3,858$77,1611JS Media
8Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work$77,004-38%83-16$928$2,674,3058IFC
9Under the Sea 3D$76,765-6%130$5,905$23,311,24977Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Restrepo$75,2303%368$2,090$651,0596National Geographic
11Farewell (L'affaire Farewell)$70,61180%1711$4,154$132,2592NeoClassics
13Date Night$60,265-28%76-32$793$98,537,86217Fox
14The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)$56,891-20%57-9$998$9,735,09920Music Box
15Solitary Man$56,534-42%63-42$897$4,133,99111Anchor Bay
16The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos)$39,912-37%4126$973$6,207,19116Sony Pictures Classics
17Grease Sing-a-Long$36,90013%3316$1,118$296,6304Paramount
18Jonah Hex$36,215-72%83-93$436$10,491,5347Warner Bros.
19Life During Wartime$30,6841%65$5,114$73,8862IFC
20Sex and the City 2$28,136-50%42-27$670$95,136,74010Warner Bros. / New Line
21Please Give$22,723-21%35-5$649$3,889,94214Sony Pictures Classics
22The Concert$21,742--2--$10,871$21,7422Weinstein Company
23Exit Through the Gift Shop$19,761-25%140$1,412$3,074,42916Producers Distribution Agency
24Mademoiselle Chambon$19,732-10%6-1$3,289$239,67610Lorber
25The Extra Man$18,861--2--$9,431$18,8611Magnolia
26Micmacs$18,636-7%29-5$643$1,092,43010Sony Classics
27Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child$17,226-1%10$17,226$59,9222Arthouse Films
28Splice$15,830-25%14-25$1,131$17,007,9009Warner Bros
29Wild Grass (Les Herbes Folles)$13,038-12%14-1$931$292,3796Sony Pictures Classics
31Winnebago Man$11,18257%94$1,242$69,5094Kino International
32The Killer Inside Me$8,64116%100$864$194,7497IFC Films
34Breathless (2010 re-issue)$7,820-53%6-5$1,303$250,72610Rialto
35The City of Your Final Destination$7,73513%134$595$482,73116Screen Media Films
37Orlando (2010 re-issue)$7,413-32%31$2,471$26,9452Sony Pictures Classics
38The Dry Land$7,351--5--$1,470$7,3511Freestyle
39City Island$7,305-75%15-25$487$6,645,90820Anchor Bay
40Just Wright$5,942-56%13-14$457$21,520,71912Fox Searchlight
41Mother and Child$5,134-63%10-14$513$1,071,73913Sony Pictures Classics
42Valhalla Rising$4,901-3%20$2,451$27,6933IFC
43To the Sea$4,841125%21$2,421$21,9263Film Movement
44Best Worst Movie$4,65046%1-1$4,650$87,21815Area23a
45The Nature of Existence$4,334-3%21$2,167$27,9267Walking Shadows
46Spoken Word$4,27382%43$1,068$7,3592Variance
47Let It Rain$4,237-35%63$706$97,4707IFC
48Diary of a Wimpy Kid$3,571-64%8-17$446$63,960,04520Fox
49U2 3D$3,556-38%2-1$1,778$10,349,561132National Geographic
50La Mission$3,143-37%60$524$1,060,09617Screen Media
51Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure$2,98535%30$995$23,267,050148National Geographic
52[REC] 2$2,925253%52$585$24,8054Magnolia
53Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead$2,924-69%2-2$1,462$62,6969Indican Pictures
54Kings of the Evening$2,688-61%3-1$896$92,63425Indican Pictures
55Around a Small Mountain$2,613421%21$1,307$18,7454Cinema Guild
56Smash His Camera$2,367--1--$2,367$2,3671Magnolia
57Mid-August Lunch (Pranzo di Ferragosto)$2,347-46%2-3$1,174$632,10320Zeitgeist
58Enemies of the People$2,277--1--$2,277$2,2771International Film Circuit
59The Cremaster Cycle (2010 re-issue)$2,042--1--$2,042$87,85517International Film Circuit
60Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno$2,00828%21$1,004$12,1203Flicker Alley
61Udaan$1,966--3--$655$7,4613UTV Communications
62Great Directors$1,849--4--$462$17,9215Paladin
63I Hate Luv Storys$1,832--5--$366$847,9935UTV
64Dogtooth (Kynodontas)$1,8291%21$915$43,5186Kino International
65Stonewall Uprising$1,67238%2-1$836$110,3137First Run Features
66Metropolis (1927) (2010 re-issue)$1,248--1--$1,248$311,79313Kino International
67Princess Kaiulani$654-55%20$327$859,42612Roadside Attractions
68Mugabe and the White African$370-81%10$370$3,4472First Run
69Everyone Else$217-92%1-2$217$84,88759Cinema Guild
70The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers$166-49%10$166$453,82627First Run Features