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. 28 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 28 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shutter Island$5,696,632-45%3,00312$1,897$75,541,2712Paramount
2Cop Out$4,520,740-42%3,150--$1,435$18,211,1261Warner Bros.
3Avatar$3,938,694-41%2,456-125$1,604$706,920,93411Fox
4The Crazies$3,739,424-41%2,477--$1,510$16,067,5521Overture
5Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$2,594,044-44%3,302-94$786$70,998,2803Fox
6Valentine's Day$1,930,867-54%3,578-87$540$99,916,2403Warner Bros. / New Line
7The Wolfman$1,201,985-38%3,043-180$395$57,380,1253Universal
8Dear John$1,067,143-52%3,006-56$355$72,432,0964Sony / Screen Gems
9The Tooth Fairy$962,890-44%2,249-274$428$53,841,9046Fox
10Crazy Heart$617,860-50%1,14859$538$25,009,07711Fox Searchlight