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.

Daily Domestic Gross Thu, Apr. 12 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Apr. 12 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spy Kids$2,426,14928%3,133--$774$34,113,7742Miramax / Dimension
2Along Came a Spider$1,562,70519%2,530--$618$5,662,3601Paramount
3Joe Dirt$1,397,1707%2,638--$530$2,701,9320Sony / Columbia
4Josie and the Pussycats$1,145,59132%2,463--$465$2,012,4650Universal
5Blow$1,101,951-18%2,249--$490$5,458,7661New Line
6Kingdom Come$1,014,894-11%1,101--$922$2,152,4260Fox Searchlight
7Someone Like You$528,44722%2,349--$225$11,909,3742Fox
8Heartbreakers (2001)$523,57630%2,708--$193$21,442,7513MGM
9Enemy at the Gates$392,10921%1,724--$227$28,833,7054Paramount
10Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon$312,53926%1,628-278$192$118,617,20318Sony Pictures Classics