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, Feb. 8 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 8 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1He's Just Not That Into You$6,429,782-41%3,175--$2,025$27,785,8401Warner Bros. / New Line
2Coraline$5,216,309-27%2,299--$2,269$16,849,5371Focus
3Taken$5,200,803-43%3,1841$1,633$53,607,8262Fox
4The Pink Panther 2$2,988,461-43%3,243--$922$11,588,3341Sony / Columbia
5Paul Blart: Mall Cop$2,923,715-44%3,169-37$923$96,888,6904Sony / Columbia
6Push$2,452,516-40%2,313--$1,060$10,078,9321Summit
7Slumdog Millionaire$1,935,291-41%1,72491$1,123$77,203,21513Fox Searchlight
8Gran Torino$1,880,697-44%2,705-310$695$120,199,1315Warner Bros.
9Hotel for Dogs$1,768,891-37%2,734-426$647$55,124,8974Paramount / DreamWorks
10The Uninvited$1,299,775-55%2,3440$555$18,242,9582Paramount / DreamWorks