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.

Daily Domestic Gross Thu, Aug. 29 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 29 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Signs$1,307,2801%3,453109$379$178,538,9914Disney
2My Big Fat Greek Wedding$1,108,6278%1,329265$834$54,272,94519IFC Films
3XXX$1,052,0680%3,517129$299$110,769,2693Sony / Columbia
4Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams$859,5548%3,3070$260$62,058,6823Miramax / Dimension
5Austin Powers in Goldmember$622,9091%2,805-308$222$195,961,3655New Line
6Blue Crush$541,730-12%3,01513$180$29,141,5422Universal
7Serving Sara$372,029-13%2,154--$173$7,561,7341Paramount
8Simone$318,558-12%1,920--$166$5,258,1061New Line
9Road to Perdition$306,0432%1,863-51$164$95,810,7157DreamWorks
10Undisputed$304,0765%1,102--$276$5,869,3541Miramax