Grosses

'Captain America 2' Returns to First on Thursday with $4.32M; 'Rio 2' #2; 'Heaven is for Real' #3April 18, 2014 12:04 PM

by Daniel Garris

Captain America: The Winter Solider returned to the top of the daily box office on Thursday with $4.32 million. The blockbuster 3D superhero sequel from Disney and Marvel was up 23 percent over Wednesday and down a slim 6 percent from last Thursday. Midweek grosses continued to be stronger than usual in general on Thursday due in part to Holy Week. The Winter Soldier was the week's top film with $57.31 million. That was down 51 percent from the film's opening week performance and brings the two-week total for the film to a strong $174.91 million. Captain America: The Winter Soldier is currently running 14 percent ahead of the $153.72 million 14-day take of last year's Thor: The Dark World.

Fox's Rio 2 was up 18 percent and one spot over Wednesday to place in second on Thursday with an estimated $3.58 milion. The 3D computer animated sequel from Blue Sky Studios placed in second for the week with a seven-day start of $52.86 million. That was in line with pre-release expectations and places the film just 3 percent behind the $54.48 million seven-day start of 2011's Rio.

Heaven is for Real was down two spots and a healthy 10 percent from Wednesday's opening day performance to claim third with an estimated $3.33 million. Sony's faith-based drama has grossed a very solid $7.03 million in two days of release. That places the film 16 percent behind the $8.36 million two-day midweek start of Titanic 3D ahead of Easter weekend back in 2012. With the aid of an A rating on CinemaScore, Heaven is for Real is likely to hold up well going forward.

Daily Domestic Gross Thu, Mar. 5 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 5 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Slumdog Millionaire$797,853-4%2,943699$271$118,517,29916Fox Searchlight
2Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail$686,912-2%2,05220$335$67,704,9172Lionsgate
3Taken$666,5020%3,089-13$216$110,591,8455Fox
4He's Just Not That Into You$496,8052%2,858-192$174$80,629,1044Warner Bros. / New Line
5Confessions of a Shopaholic$343,7552%2,53427$136$35,236,2043Disney
6Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience$332,764-1%1,271--$262$14,007,4951Disney
7Paul Blart: Mall Cop$309,7370%2,698-137$115$129,446,2057Sony / Columbia
8Coraline$272,370-5%2,092-63$130$62,369,2504Focus
9Friday the 13th (2009)$251,494-6%2,760-345$91$61,841,9573Warner Bros. / New Line
10The International$241,177-7%2,031-333$119$22,408,5073Sony / Columbia