'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 Fri, Feb. 1 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Feb. 1 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Black Hawk Down$3,555,665198%3,14342$1,131$67,506,9683Sony / Columbia
2A Walk to Remember$3,154,926446%2,4209$1,304$17,644,7642Warner Bros.
3The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)$2,850,566273%2,211204$1,289$17,449,1822Disney
4A Beautiful Mind$2,531,097233%2,25013$1,125$98,632,1005Universal
5The Mothman Prophecies$2,514,551331%2,3310$1,079$16,376,3392Sony / Screen Gems
6Snow Dogs$2,275,287328%2,45414$927$43,203,2743Disney
7I Am Sam$1,958,943237%1,30335$1,503$12,701,9096New Line
8The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$1,491,007195%2,309-394$646$262,060,8657New Line
9Kung Pow! Enter the Fist$1,105,170310%2,475-3$447$9,353,9152Fox
10Slackers$1,093,750--1,893--$578$1,093,7501Sony / Columbia