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.

Daily Domestic Gross Thu, Aug. 31 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 31 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Invincible (2006)$1,096,616-16%2,917--$376$22,640,4121Disney
2Little Miss Sunshine$725,622-9%1,430739$507$26,111,3685Fox Searchlight
3Beerfest$610,111-15%2,964--$206$10,153,0711Warner Bros.
4Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$594,457-13%3,370-371$176$130,671,8524Sony / Columbia
5Step Up$533,942-12%2,6478$202$52,882,7043Disney
6Accepted$511,847-12%2,9173$175$23,511,5062Universal
7Snakes on a Plane$476,614-9%3,5550$134$28,542,3642New Line
8World Trade Center$471,057-11%3,02123$156$57,885,2943Paramount
9Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$433,227-20%3,003-224$144$57,187,9934Paramount
10Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$331,382-12%1,701-576$195$409,096,8338Disney