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 Sat, May. 7 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 7 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kingdom of Heaven$7,261,6682%3,216--$2,258$14,408,9281Fox
2House of Wax$4,531,753-7%3,111--$1,457$9,383,9831Warner Bros.
3The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy$4,122,15643%3,1330$1,316$32,993,2132Disney
4Crash (2005)$3,628,69229%1,864--$1,947$6,449,0201Lionsgate
5The Interpreter$3,348,69149%2,81450$1,190$52,183,0103Universal
6XXX: State of the Union$2,329,93236%3,4800$670$19,431,1772Sony / Columbia
7The Amityville Horror (2005)$1,385,05425%2,478-580$559$59,458,0994MGM
8Sahara (2005)$1,373,07348%2,516-596$546$60,539,1125Paramount
9A Lot Like Love$1,249,23415%2,153-349$580$18,086,7643Disney
10Fever Pitch (2005)$912,99442%1,541-651$592$38,576,6685Fox