Grosses

'Rio 2' Wins Close Three-Way Race on Monday with $2.68MApril 22, 2014 12:25 PM

by Daniel Garris

After placing in a close third over the weekend, Fox's Rio 2 moved back into first place on Monday with $2.68 million. The 3D computer animated sequel from Blue Sky Studios was down just 43 percent from Sunday and essentially unchanged from last Monday, as the Monday after Easter is traditionally a very strong day for family films. Rio 2 has grossed a very solid $77.72 million through eleven days of release. That places the film 8 percent behind the $84.15 million eleven-day take of 2011's Rio (which fell 42 percent to take in $3.34 million on the Monday after Easter).

Disney's Captain America: The Winter Soldier placed in a very close second with $2.595 million. The blockbuster 3D superhero sequel from Marvel was down 55 percent from Sunday and down a healthy 25 percent from last Monday. Captain America: The Winter Soldier has grossed $203.096 million through 18 days and will soon surpass the $206.36 million final domestic gross of last year's Thor: The Dark World. The Winter Soldier is currently running 22 percent ahead of the $169.28 million 18-day take of The Dark World.

Heaven is for Real took third place on Monday with $2.49 million. The low-budget faith-based drama from Sony was down 61 percent from Sunday, which was quite understandable given the film's strong daily hold on Easter Sunday. Heaven is for Real surpassed the $30 million mark yesterday and continues to outpace expectations with an impressive six-day start of $32.04 million. That is 15.5 percent stronger than the $27.73 million six-day take of 2010's The Last Song. With the aid of strong word of mouth, Heaven is for Real is likely to hold up nicely going forward.

Warner's Transcendence claimed fourth place with $0.997 million. The pricey sci-fi film starring Johnny Depp was down 56 percent from Sunday. Transcendence has grossed an extremely disappointing $11.88 million in its first four days of release. That represents a very poor performance given the film's price tag and is quite similar to the $12.86 million four-day start of 2007's Grindhouse. Given its performance thus far, Transcendence looks to fade away from theatres quickly.

Open Road's A Haunted House 2 rounded out the day's top five with $0.665 million. The low-budget horror comedy sequel starring Marlon Wayans fell 62 percent from Sunday, which represented one of the day's poorer daily percentage holds among wide releases. A Haunted House 2 is performing below expectations with a four-day start of $9.51 million and is currently running 50 percent behind the $19.08 million four-day start of last year's A Haunted House.

After a lackluster start over the weekend, Bears experienced the day's strongest percentage hold among wide releases, as it was down just 28 percent from Sunday to land in sixth with $0.653 million. The latest nature documentary from Disneynature should have another great hold today thanks to Earth Day. Bears has grossed $5.43 million in four days, which places it 18.5 percent behind the $6.66 million four-day take of 2011's African Cats.

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, Jun. 11 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 11 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Karate Kid (2010)$18,816,278--3,663--$5,137$18,816,2781Sony / Columbia
2The A-Team$9,660,560--3,535--$2,733$9,660,5601Fox
3Shrek Forever After$4,463,37160%3,868-518$1,154$198,715,4374Paramount / DreamWorks
4Get Him to the Greek$3,296,00069%2,7025$1,220$29,755,0002Universal
5Killers$2,731,23181%2,8590$955$24,984,8482Lionsgate
6Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$2,016,48038%3,108-538$649$67,758,6323Disney
7Marmaduke$1,877,50263%3,2130$584$18,156,3382Fox
8Sex and the City 2$1,868,00028%2,750-695$679$81,089,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
9Iron Man 2$1,342,06357%2,305-702$582$296,103,2476Paramount
10Splice$939,00056%2,4500$383$11,150,0002Warner Bros
11Robin Hood$777,00033%1,895-704$410$97,625,0005Universal
12Letters to Juliet$542,37918%1,331-631$407$45,373,4185Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jun. 11 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Date Night$212,339140%430-228$494$95,877,76610Fox
2The Bounty Hunter$135,032--236-13$572$66,202,24713Sony / Columbia
3Just Wright$105,42364%279-239$378$20,580,5535Fox Searchlight
4Clash of the Titans (2010)$98,000476%333199$294$161,728,00011Warner Bros.
5How to Train Your Dragon$96,82883%281-62$345$214,192,75012Paramount / DreamWorks
6Raajneeti$77,000166%12413$621$900,0002UTV Communications
7City Island$60,647102%159-18$381$5,453,41813Anchor Bay
8Furry Vengeance$52,019539%268143$194$16,698,8027Summit
9Diary of a Wimpy Kid$51,14640%202-42$253$63,260,63313Fox
10Babies$46,1707%146-35$316$6,730,4796Focus
11Kick-Ass$32,553219%17861$183$47,714,9609Lionsgate
12The Back-up Plan$30,586172%112-41$273$36,868,3598CBS Films
13A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$25,00014%125-169$200$62,531,0007Warner Bros. / New Line
14The Losers$18,0000%127-79$142$23,491,0008Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jun. 11 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Solitary Man$94,020601%5331$1,774$595,3984Anchor Bay
2Hubble 3D$84,00011%481$1,750$7,937,00013Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Winter's Bone$25,551--4--$6,388$25,5511Roadside Attractions
4Death at a Funeral (2010)$23,751--66-36$360$42,148,4809Sony / Screen Gems
5Avatar$15,96312%26-20$614$749,267,99526Fox
6Under the Sea 3D$14,000-7%15-2$933$22,376,00070Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Princess Kaiulani$11,48348%261$442$748,0855Roadside Attractions
8The Ghost Writer$11,3065%63-84$179$15,495,37217Summit
9Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$9,08931%43-38$211$88,700,81818Fox
10The Secret of Kells$3,52028%20-4$176$585,50515GKIDS
11The Square (2010)$3,458115%170$203$316,61610Apparition
12Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema$1,688--4--$422$1,6681Anchor Bay
13The Joneses$653737%81$82$1,439,7529Roadside Attractions