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 Mon, Jul. 28 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 28 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spy Kids 3D: Game Over$4,394,730-53%3,344--$1,314$37,813,4511Miramax / Dimension
2Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$3,582,153-51%3,41657$1,049$180,422,7713Disney
3Bad Boys II$2,876,287-58%3,20216$898$91,378,8482Sony / Columbia
4Seabiscuit$2,784,716-57%1,989--$1,400$23,639,2371Universal
5Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life$2,640,450-54%3,222--$820$24,424,0411Paramount
6The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen$702,185-54%2,532-470$277$53,629,3363Fox
7Finding Nemo$700,576-49%2,025-455$346$313,818,9769Disney
8Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$620,519-61%2,660-744$233$138,081,6194Warner Bros.
9Johnny English$593,477-56%2,2360$265$19,027,0912Universal
10How to Deal$478,215-27%2,3190$206$11,954,4512New Line