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 Sun, Jan. 14 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 14 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Stomp the Yard$6,081,635-29%2,051--$2,965$21,833,8061Sony / Screen Gems
2Night at the Museum$5,549,057-25%3,612-118$1,536$185,821,7774Fox
3Dreamgirls$2,687,035-23%1,9071055$1,409$65,206,6773Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Pursuit of Happyness$2,640,709-29%3,169142$833$136,278,9165Sony / Columbia
5Freedom Writers$2,241,931-23%2,179819$1,029$18,648,4842Paramount
6Children of Men$1,907,221-26%1,508299$1,265$21,338,7522Universal
7Alpha Dog$1,901,218-12%1,289--$1,475$6,412,0551Universal
8Primeval$1,620,297-26%2,444--$663$6,047,6611Disney
9Arthur and the Invisibles$1,475,206-21%2,247--$657$4,294,2863MGM (Weinstein)
10Charlotte's Web (2006)$1,336,925-20%2,513-790$532$72,170,9615Paramount