'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, Nov. 25 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 25 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Happy Feet$13,928,651-9%3,8040$3,662$91,471,9992Warner Bros.
2Casino Royale (2006)$11,687,798-10%3,4439$3,395$87,890,6692Sony / Columbia
3Deja Vu (2006)$8,139,828-1%3,108--$2,619$24,455,2731Disney
4Deck the Halls$4,724,548-6%3,205--$1,474$14,642,3821Fox
5Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$3,972,698-10%2,552-59$1,557$107,201,0854Fox
6The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$3,895,905-4%3,043-316$1,280$65,079,1084Disney
7Stranger Than Fiction$2,261,935-8%2,258-12$1,002$31,491,7833Sony / Columbia
8Flushed Away$2,196,784-4%2,621-686$838$56,003,5814Paramount / DreamWorks
9Bobby$1,896,4140%1,6671665$1,138$5,038,9662MGM / Weinstein
10The Fountain$1,418,211-5%1,472--$963$4,602,8401Warner Bros.