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, Jul. 27 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 27 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spy Kids 3D: Game Over$9,424,422-20%3,344--$2,818$33,418,7211Miramax / Dimension
2Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$7,355,401-18%3,41657$2,153$176,840,6183Disney
3Bad Boys II$6,861,160-19%3,20216$2,143$88,502,5612Sony / Columbia
4Seabiscuit$6,544,703-17%1,989--$3,290$20,854,5211Universal
5Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life$5,774,765-26%3,222--$1,792$21,783,5911Paramount
6Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$1,593,913-23%2,660-744$599$137,461,1004Warner Bros.
7The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen$1,540,285-25%2,532-470$608$52,927,1513Fox
8Finding Nemo$1,378,270-21%2,025-455$681$313,118,4009Disney
9Johnny English$1,341,168-21%2,2360$600$18,433,6142Universal
10Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde$800,179-24%2,120-1085$377$82,172,9794MGM