Grosses

'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 Sun, Aug. 1 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 1 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inception$8,579,308-20%3,545-247$2,420$193,313,7413Warner Bros.
2Dinner for Schmucks$6,789,558-19%2,911--$2,332$23,527,8391Paramount / DreamWorks
3Salt$5,909,380-23%3,6120$1,636$71,033,7112Sony / Columbia
4Despicable Me$4,735,985-22%3,6022$1,315$190,330,4254Universal
5Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$3,436,964-26%3,705--$928$12,279,3631Warner Bros.
6Charlie St. Cloud$2,922,025-24%2,718--$1,075$12,381,5851Universal
7Toy Story 3$1,666,306-17%2,105-661$792$389,761,4917Disney
8The Sorcerer's Apprentice$1,379,884-23%2,524-980$547$52,026,5283Disney
9Grown Ups$1,306,923-29%2,269-590$576$150,761,3856Sony / Columbia
10The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$1,196,774-22%2,334-787$513$288,199,9075Summit
11Ramona and Beezus$1,070,980-22%2,7190$394$16,375,6812Fox
12The Last Airbender$591,660-17%1,238-889$478$127,293,4475Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Aug. 1 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kids Are All Right$1,083,344-26%847646$1,279$9,636,5084Focus
2Predators$329,357-26%873-973$377$49,491,2494Fox
3The Karate Kid (2010)$208,292-7%461-319$452$172,932,0648Sony / Columbia
4Knight and Day$176,051-41%831-434$212$74,185,6436Fox
5Shrek Forever After$174,513-23%330128$529$235,646,95211Paramount / DreamWorks
6Winter's Bone$93,861-29%1399$675$4,017,1628Roadside Attractions
7Iron Man 2$87,444-29%286-44$306$311,417,00713Paramount
8The A-Team$77,733-25%282-14$276$76,164,0928Fox
9Cyrus$68,824-25%216-238$319$6,904,9977Fox Searchlight
10Get Him to the Greek$57,35032%155-66$370$60,758,8659Universal
11Marmaduke$47,046-25%230-24$205$32,915,8819Fox
12Killers$45,466-25%219-14$208$46,653,5399Lionsgate
13Letters to Juliet$30,974-33%173-61$179$52,751,74112Summit
14Robin Hood$28,750-12%115-56$250$105,219,73512Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Aug. 1 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$90,619-16%530$1,710$12,143,33420Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Under the Sea 3D$23,711-19%130$1,824$23,311,24977Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Solitary Man$18,831-21%63-42$299$4,133,99111Anchor Bay
4Date Night$16,252-35%76-32$214$98,537,86217Fox
5Jonah Hex$13,003-1%83-93$157$10,491,5347Warner Bros.
6Splice$12,113447%14-25$865$17,007,9009Warner Bros
7Sex and the City 2$9,169-15%42-27$218$95,136,74010Warner Bros. / New Line
8The Concert$8,371-1%2--$4,186$21,7422Weinstein Company
9Grease Sing-a-Long$7,504-51%3316$227$296,6304Paramount
10Avatar$4,121-15%2-1$2,061$749,748,30333Fox
11City Island$2,658-3%15-25$177$6,645,90820Anchor Bay
12The Dry Land$2,130-39%5--$426$7,3511Freestyle
13I Hate Luv Storys$808100%5--$162$847,9935UTV
14Udaan$464-49%3--$155$7,4613UTV Communications
15Princess Kaiulani$176-54%20$88$859,42612Roadside Attractions