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 Tue, Nov. 25 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Nov. 25 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat$2,580,12831%3,464--$745$42,884,6011Universal
2Elf$2,006,26757%3,3810$593$98,023,9283New Line
3Gothika$1,974,38822%2,382--$829$22,875,8391Warner Bros.
4Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World$1,504,52425%3,1010$485$49,985,7632Fox
5Love Actually$988,41343%1,690513$585$32,119,8743Universal
6The Matrix Revolutions$757,72035%3,024-478$251$126,705,2753Warner Bros.
7Brother Bear$558,88236%2,885-145$194$71,290,4434Disney
8Looney Tunes: Back in Action$341,94839%2,9030$118$15,479,2272Warner Bros.
9Radio$304,82559%1,925-491$158$47,580,8185Sony / Columbia
10Scary Movie 3$284,67360%2,359-601$121$106,948,6765Miramax / Dimension