'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.

Oculus held steady in fourth place with $1.02 million. The low-budget R-rated horror film from Relativity was up 17 percent over Wednesday. Oculus placed in third for the week with a seven-day start of $15.99 million. That was in line with expectations and places the film 6 percent ahead of the $15.07 million seven-day take of 2012's House at the End of the Street.

Lionsgate's Divergent was up 23 percent and one spot from Wednesday to round out Thursday's top five with $0.955 million. The successful young adult adaptation starring Shailene Woodley was also up 23 percent from last Thursday. Divergent placed in sixth for the week with $10.79 million and has grossed $128.16 million in four weeks.

Fellow Lionsgate release Draft Day was down one spot from Wednesday to land in sixth with $0.913 million. The modestly budgeted sports drama starring Kevin Costner was up 10 percent over Wednesday. Draft Day placed in fourth for the week with a seven-day start of $13.65 million. That was a bit below pre-release expectations.

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, Jul. 2 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 2 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$28,153,31616%4,468--$6,301$120,898,2941Summit
2The Last Airbender$16,614,112-5%3,169--$5,243$34,125,2091Paramount
3Toy Story 3$10,537,09441%4,0280$2,616$269,363,2633Disney
4Grown Ups$6,866,27068%3,5340$1,943$65,447,7852Sony / Columbia
5Knight and Day$3,360,61284%3,1046$1,083$38,669,2262Fox
6The Karate Kid (2010)$2,687,90759%3,109-631$865$146,211,1654Sony / Columbia
7The A-Team$1,088,95172%2,153-1089$506$67,179,9014Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jul. 2 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Get Him to the Greek$437,58067%884-1305$495$16,679,1755Universal
2Letters to Juliet$352,729128%340-169$1,037$50,475,0348Summit
3Shrek Forever After$292,654-5%957-1383$306$231,681,1297Paramount / DreamWorks
4Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$248,1437%600-1251$414$87,702,3136Disney
5Iron Man 2$215,07934%522-647$412$307,869,5429Paramount
7Sex and the City 2$137,31625%355-546$387$93,832,0856Warner Bros. / New Line
8Solitary Man$135,080225%176-1$768$2,394,2597Anchor Bay
10How to Train Your Dragon$129,38329%303-30$427$215,944,61715Paramount / DreamWorks
11Robin Hood$105,84096%378-291$280$103,690,9158Universal
12Date Night$67,634117%242-44$279$97,514,92213Fox
13Splice$66,871273%140-200$478$16,438,0815Warner Bros
14Jonah Hex$49,06619%350-2475$140$9,862,8923Warner Bros.
15Clash of the Titans (2010)$42,66056%175-51$244$162,843,73314Warner Bros.
16Furry Vengeance$40,531102%107-50$379$17,411,00610Summit
17Death at a Funeral (2010)$40,361--136-20$297$42,634,81412Sony / Screen Gems
18A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$15,31517%110-62$139$62,967,78910Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jul. 2 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cyrus$236,246490%7760$3,068$954,1203Fox Searchlight
2Winter's Bone$117,93397%8313$1,421$1,399,8244Roadside Attractions
3Hubble 3D$75,1958%522$1,446$9,505,59416Warner Bros. / IMAX
4City Island$23,73574%81-24$293$6,239,51116Anchor Bay
5The Back-up Plan$18,81524%97-50$194$37,325,59911CBS Films
6The Bounty Hunter$18,276--67-37$273$67,012,37516Sony / Columbia
7Just Wright$17,992138%95-16$189$21,274,4628Fox Searchlight
8Diary of a Wimpy Kid$17,21128%70-35$246$63,763,99816Fox
9Under the Sea 3D$13,812-9%130$1,062$22,652,83173Warner Bros. / IMAX
12The Secret of Kells$3,07047%14-1$219$648,25918GKIDS
13Raavan$2,506-44%28-87$90$692,9483Reliance Big Pictures
14The Square (2010)$1,600-14%5-3$320$388,88313Apparition
15Princess Kaiulani$1,42642%5-3$285$832,3558Roadside Attractions
16The Joneses$54817%1-2$548$1,467,53612Roadside Attractions
17Racing Dreams$29254%2-1$146$47,1427Hanover House