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, Nov. 13 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 13 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Megamind$13,196,91269%3,9495$3,342$80,707,5822Paramount / DreamWorks
2Unstoppable (2010)$9,507,28419%3,207--$2,965$17,481,1451Fox
3Due Date$6,371,92616%3,36510$1,894$55,363,6402Warner Bros.
4Skyline$4,305,630-9%2,880--$1,495$9,043,1851Universal / Rogue
5Morning Glory (2010)$3,926,24728%2,518--$1,559$9,609,1041Paramount
6For Colored Girls$2,980,48950%2,1270$1,401$29,134,7862Lionsgate
7Red (2010)$2,288,06845%2,878-351$795$78,574,1075Summit
8Paranormal Activity 2$1,312,46925%2,403-765$546$81,312,7054Paramount
9Saw 3D$1,232,69929%1,976-832$624$42,905,5383Lionsgate
10Secretariat$966,51345%2,019-595$479$54,174,5396Disney
11Jackass 3D$954,86222%1,607-558$594$114,145,8335Paramount
12The Social Network$827,64649%1,088-772$761$87,418,9767Sony / Columbia
13Hereafter$586,59748%1,691-674$347$30,130,3495Warner Bros.
14Life As We Know It$583,42232%1,239-711$471$50,486,1106Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Nov. 13 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fair Game (2010)$473,93570%175129$2,708$1,652,3772Summit
2Conviction$279,59356%493-179$567$5,871,3165Fox Searchlight
3The Town$205,39450%375-426$548$90,530,4889Warner Bros.
4Despicable Me$159,70556%273-34$585$248,714,40019Universal
5Inception$102,57135%262-29$391$291,776,49618Warner Bros.
6Waiting for 'Superman'$87,79729%204-38$430$5,832,6828Paramount Vantage
7Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$74,38951%240-500$310$54,315,9688Warner Bros.
8Easy A$73,23233%197-289$372$57,504,8849Sony / Screen Gems
9Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$69,48637%249-104$279$52,112,3098Fox
10The Other Guys$51,54937%182-53$283$119,189,81415Sony / Columbia
11Takers$44,32946%176-39$252$57,718,02712Sony / Screen Gems
12Nowhere Boy$30,50455%111-64$275$1,314,0426Weinstein Company
13Alpha and Omega$28,96951%123-165$236$24,566,2459Lionsgate
14Devil$28,79537%120-164$240$33,568,7709Universal
15Let Me In$22,88442%14348$160$12,051,2607Relativity / Overture
16Case 39$12,77451%106-51$121$13,239,6787Paramount Vantage

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Nov. 13 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$177,60828%2218$8,073$689,0932Fox Searchlight
2Hubble 3D$84,50341%56-4$1,509$18,029,71335Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Stone$32,24146%87-22$371$1,620,8046Relativity / Overture
4Under the Sea 3D$20,26719%140$1,448$24,781,94592Warner Bros. / IMAX
5It's Kind of a Funny Story$18,91129%67-134$282$6,298,6496Focus
6Never Let Me Go$11,45566%32-19$358$2,325,0149Fox Searchlight
7Cool It$10,42422%41--$254$18,9531Roadside Attractions
8Catfish$10,37538%25-30$415$3,195,2089Universal / Rogue
9Avatar$9,68935%6-3$1,615$760,494,49748Fox
10N-Secure$5,91020%20-85$296$2,590,5635Freestyle
11Jack Goes Boating$5,15346%343$152$509,9629Relativity / Overture
12The Tillman Story$3,78752%21-3$180$778,81313Weinstein Company
13Wild Target$3,51099%50$702$53,1953Freestyle
14Winter's Bone$1,001147%100$100$6,039,44223Roadside Attractions
15The Concert$685--3-1$228$656,88217Weinstein Company
16Piranha 3D$33827%82$42$25,002,76513Weinstein Company
17I Spit on Your Grave (2010)$17540%1-1$175$92,3786Anchor Bay