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 Mon, Dec. 17 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 17 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Vanilla Sky$2,236,926-65%2,742--$816$27,252,4891Paramount
2Ocean's Eleven$2,010,491-63%3,0750$654$74,314,7032Warner Bros.
3Not Another Teen Movie$952,296-67%2,365--$403$13,568,1331Sony / Columbia
4Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$812,556-74%3,422-250$237$254,223,5895Warner Bros.
5Behind Enemy Lines (2001)$434,923-68%2,792-52$156$39,249,9113Fox
6Monsters, Inc.$367,877-76%2,462-422$149$219,180,5037Disney
7Spy Game$238,801-63%2,503-267$95$58,065,4634Universal
8Black Knight$133,634-74%1,907-326$70$29,881,1824Fox
9Shallow Hal$120,191-65%1,767-450$68$67,088,7956Fox
10Out Cold (2001)$43,723-69%1,183-468$37$13,287,5134Disney