'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 to continue to lead the daily box office on Tuesday. 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 Mon, Nov. 4 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 4 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Santa Clause 2$1,501,984-82%3,350--$448$30,509,9891Disney
2The Ring$1,493,072-66%2,808174$532$66,039,5293DreamWorks
3jackass: the movie$1,051,564-66%2,53021$416$43,146,2152Paramount
4I Spy$752,279-76%3,182--$236$13,505,0751Sony / Columbia
5Ghost Ship$452,401-73%2,7870$162$21,803,2632Warner Bros.
6My Big Fat Greek Wedding$375,609-72%1,97710$190$172,209,74829IFC Films
7Sweet Home Alabama$304,291-71%2,441-741$125$113,750,8166Disney
8Punch-Drunk Love$284,651-68%1,252771$227$11,144,4744Sony / Columbia
9Red Dragon$204,479-69%1,949-937$105$89,248,0925Universal
10The Transporter$108,824-68%1,114-770$98$23,658,9404Fox