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.

Daily Domestic Gross Wed, Dec. 30 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 30 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Avatar$18,466,1231%3,4564$5,343$269,060,0762Fox
2Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel$11,777,294-6%3,70044$3,183$112,132,9131Fox
3Sherlock Holmes$9,723,643-5%3,626--$2,682$93,411,1751Warner Bros.
4It's Complicated$4,402,6753%2,887--$1,525$35,049,3601Universal
5The Princess and the Frog$3,329,189-1%3,4750$958$73,441,8063Disney
6The Blind Side$3,045,0002%2,766-641$1,101$192,963,3416Warner Bros.
7Up in the Air$2,304,0004%1,8950$1,216$30,829,8774Paramount
8Did You Hear About the Morgans?$1,200,000-1%2,7180$442$19,117,3082Sony / Columbia
9Nine$1,013,095-1%1,4121408$717$8,932,5652The Weinstein Company
10The Twilight Saga: New Moon$1,010,0006%1,593-1049$634$283,890,6236Summit