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 Wed, Jul. 3 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 3 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Men in Black II$18,599,073--3,557--$5,229$18,599,0730Sony / Columbia
2Mr. Deeds$4,144,226-17%3,231--$1,283$51,745,9961Sony / Columbia
3Like Mike$3,893,480--2,310--$1,685$3,893,4800Fox
4Lilo & Stitch$3,310,903-7%3,22231$1,028$87,458,1192Disney
5Minority Report$2,607,857-3%2,800-201$931$81,493,5122Fox
6The Bourne Identity$1,745,83414%2,512-131$695$77,696,4413Universal
7The Powerpuff Girls Movie$1,526,520--2,290--$667$1,526,5200Warner Bros.
8Scooby-Doo$1,508,656-17%3,257-190$463$129,080,8303Warner Bros.
9Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$723,563-16%1,792-518$404$57,347,8564Warner Bros.
10Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$632,9412%1,177-930$538$288,162,2567Fox