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 Tue, Jan. 8 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jan. 8 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$1,978,28116%3,38122$585$209,196,5053New Line
2A Beautiful Mind$1,501,85720%1,8531328$811$40,530,0581Universal
3Ocean's Eleven$874,86328%2,770-305$316$153,521,5195Warner Bros.
4Vanilla Sky$712,13526%2,84298$251$82,274,5834Paramount
5Kate & Leopold$539,56230%2,467--$219$9,642,8932Miramax
6Ali$527,30118%2,4460$216$50,441,7172Sony / Columbia
7Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$343,4152%2,681-505$128$301,232,8098Warner Bros.
8Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius$302,758-27%3,1510$96$63,057,1323Paramount
9How High$293,3200%1,2732$230$24,688,6173Universal
10Not Another Teen Movie$197,25116%2,168-197$91$35,614,5624Sony / Columbia