'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.

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, Nov. 12 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 12 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pokemon: The First Movie$9,070,826-6%3,043--$2,981$28,787,4481Warner Bros.
2The Bone Collector$3,820,21190%2,5947$1,473$27,332,1172Universal
4The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc$2,990,232--2,147--$1,393$2,990,2321Sony / Columbia
5Anywhere But Here$1,900,071--1,672--$1,136$1,900,0711Fox
6The Bachelor$1,710,73894%2,5242$678$11,183,5032New Line
7The Insider$1,535,15992%1,83324$838$10,489,5202Disney
8House on Haunted Hill (1999)$1,405,79072%2,530-180$556$31,915,3013Warner Bros.
9Double Jeopardy$980,510105%2,110-612$465$106,285,3578Paramount
10The Sixth Sense$810,98678%1,418-384$572$264,955,30815Disney