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 Tue, Nov. 24 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Nov. 24 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: New Moon$11,328,0328%4,024--$2,815$164,673,1431Summit
2The Blind Side$4,942,22735%3,110--$1,589$42,720,2351Warner Bros.
32012$2,801,78222%3,4084$822$113,226,9612Sony / Columbia
4Disney's A Christmas Carol$1,800,12853%3,578-105$503$82,816,1083Disney
5Planet 51$1,318,23434%3,035--$434$14,586,6051Sony / TriStar
6The Men Who Stare at Goats$380,43226%2,056-397$185$28,362,8723Overture
7Michael Jackson's This Is It$249,11229%1,640-1397$152$70,699,1634Sony / Columbia
8Couples Retreat$231,50742%1,712-797$135$105,387,7317Universal
9Law Abiding Citizen$225,12933%1,327-744$170$70,409,6816Overture
10The Fourth Kind$222,11428%1,648-882$135$23,756,9213Universal