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 Thu, Mar. 25 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 25 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$1,805,11211%3,25029$555$302,559,7394Newmarket
2Dawn of the Dead (2004)$1,387,046-3%2,745--$505$33,543,9401Universal
3Taking Lives$879,2123%2,705--$325$15,160,8331Warner Bros.
4Starsky & Hutch$796,2358%3,1850$250$70,611,4833Warner Bros.
5Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind$779,8616%1,353--$576$11,297,5011Focus
6Hidalgo$676,1734%2,929-136$231$51,089,4253Disney
7Secret Window$633,8708%3,0180$210$35,257,6302Sony / Columbia
8Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London$354,6537%2,9730$119$18,675,5492MGM
950 First Dates$342,48413%2,153-433$159$114,363,1966Sony / Columbia
10The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$130,14312%1,021-286$127$373,853,95014New Line