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 Sat, Oct. 30 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Oct. 30 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saw 3D$7,873,032-26%2,808--$2,804$18,549,0321Lionsgate
2Paranormal Activity 2$6,488,57712%3,23923$2,003$61,446,1672Paramount
3Red (2010)$4,711,04837%3,34976$1,407$56,236,8723Summit
4Jackass 3D$3,413,5418%3,13928$1,087$99,717,2713Paramount
5Hereafter$2,725,02831%2,424243$1,124$20,642,7073Warner Bros.
6Secretariat$2,143,55635%3,1080$690$43,434,2624Disney
7The Social Network$1,987,53330%2,767-154$718$78,521,9905Sony / Columbia
8Life As We Know It$1,742,89820%2,860-159$609$42,668,8604Warner Bros.
9The Town$878,47742%1,608-310$546$87,148,3067Warner Bros.
10Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$841,45175%2,010-226$419$52,238,4766Warner Bros.
11Easy A$466,30223%1,262-370$369$56,079,7117Sony / Screen Gems

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Oct. 30 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Conviction$782,19939%565510$1,384$1,896,0673Fox Searchlight
2Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$342,09542%933-322$367$51,019,0456Fox
3Devil$244,47548%635-7$385$32,985,3057Universal
4Alpha and Omega$216,693100%676-51$321$23,991,6727Lionsgate
5Waiting for 'Superman'$214,91822%33040$651$4,469,4916Paramount Vantage
6It's Kind of a Funny Story$182,07316%477-83$382$5,681,6074Focus
7Inception$153,11426%401-51$382$290,860,26316Warner Bros.
8N-Secure$138,70461%367-78$378$2,331,4363Freestyle
9My Soul to Take$128,34044%713-976$180$14,566,2054Universal / Rogue
10Despicable Me$124,25056%33511$371$247,813,22017Universal
11Stone$103,71435%12512$830$1,118,2184Relativity / Overture
12The Other Guys$76,61424%302-1$254$118,713,81613Sony / Columbia
13Case 39$74,65936%406-315$184$12,989,0805Paramount Vantage
14Let Me In$69,82936%378-135$185$11,850,8785Relativity / Overture
15Nowhere Boy$55,52742%153-62$363$951,9154Weinstein Company
16Takers$43,76777%132-18$332$57,361,49210Sony / Screen Gems
17Catfish$37,67515%137-2$275$3,018,5587Universal / Rogue
18Never Let Me Go$37,33228%126-52$296$2,158,5067Fox Searchlight
19Resident Evil: Afterlife$30,48551%140-73$218$60,108,7708Sony / Screen Gems
20Eat Pray Love$23,26521%111-63$210$80,557,72812Sony / Columbia
21Buried$20,75422%10719$194$953,7676Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Oct. 30 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$57,1007%611$936$17,359,24533Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Lottery Ticket$16,44490%70-22$235$24,701,22311Warner Bros.
3Under the Sea 3D$13,13013%160$821$24,634,35690Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Avatar$9,53716%8-1$1,192$760,410,39246Fox
5Wild Target$9,13721%4--$2,284$16,7141Freestyle
6The American$8,50534%42-34$203$35,591,5919Focus
7Machete$8,49910%56--$152$26,547,9069Fox
8Vampires Suck$7,52026%49-5$153$36,642,47511Fox
9The Tillman Story$6,32715%240$264$736,81111Weinstein Company
10I Want Your Money$5,4511%59-113$92$421,8813Freestyle
11Jack Goes Boating$4,91125%350$140$469,1547Relativity / Overture
12Piranha 3D$4,90139%19--$258$24,989,04011Weinstein Company
13Winter's Bone$2,37829%11-7$216$6,208,91421Roadside Attractions
14The Concert$1,841228%61$307$650,53715Weinstein Company
15I Spit on Your Grave (2010)$8149%3-5$271$89,2944Anchor Bay