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 Sun, Jan. 5 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 5 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$6,741,658-37%3,6220$1,861$261,031,9443New Line
2Catch Me If You Can (2002)$5,051,890-47%3,17014$1,594$97,439,2732DreamWorks
3Two Weeks Notice$2,515,253-48%2,7550$913$68,810,7813Warner Bros.
4Maid in Manhattan$1,976,126-47%3,050112$648$76,327,2894Sony / Columbia
5Gangs of New York$1,950,549-39%2,305115$846$47,089,4663Miramax
6The Wild Thornberrys Movie$1,464,305-36%2,881-131$508$31,528,9363Paramount
7Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$1,356,965-27%2,015-490$673$252,104,9098Warner Bros.
8Drumline$1,115,238-54%1,653-16$675$45,791,7054Fox
9The Hot Chick$774,226-51%2,160-86$358$29,853,0734Disney
10Die Another Day$660,844-50%1,808-67$366$153,770,2557MGM