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 Mon, Sep. 18 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Sep. 18 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gridiron Gang$840,026-75%3,504--$240$15,254,7601Sony / Columbia
2The Black Dahlia$779,180-67%2,226--$350$10,783,2361Universal
3The Last Kiss (2006)$354,085-68%1,357--$261$4,982,8181Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Covenant$326,651-73%2,6810$122$16,117,5672Sony / Screen Gems
5Crank$264,371-66%2,177-338$121$24,659,3203Lionsgate
6Little Miss Sunshine$262,914-67%1,436-124$183$46,627,3628Fox Searchlight
7The Illusionist (2006)$262,606-73%1,43876$183$23,395,9615Yari Film Group
8Invincible (2006)$243,980-67%2,830-157$86$51,361,5684Disney
9The Protector (2006)$239,720-69%1,5410$156$9,298,5262The Weinstein Company
10Hollywoodland$221,901-67%1,5513$143$10,749,6932Focus