'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 Mon, Aug. 25 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 25 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Freddy Vs. Jason$1,269,397-64%3,0140$421$62,470,3742New Line
2S.W.A.T.$1,126,125-62%3,204-16$351$88,973,7613Sony / Columbia
3Freaky Friday (2003)$1,046,379-57%3,05879$342$75,476,6233Disney
4Open Range$861,165-68%2,16388$398$30,178,8332Disney
5Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$834,505-60%2,404-306$347$261,760,4537Disney
6The Medallion$747,103-67%2,648--$282$8,857,2701Sony / TriStar
7My Boss's Daughter$701,964-41%2,201--$319$5,557,3971Miramax / Dimension
8Uptown Girls$691,320-53%2,4950$277$23,009,0972MGM
9American Wedding$653,326-57%2,467-518$265$91,170,1684Universal