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 Fri, Mar. 11 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Mar. 11 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Battle: Los Angeles$13,399,310--3,417--$3,921$13,399,3101Sony / Columbia
2Rango$5,418,983207%3,9236$1,381$51,022,2372Paramount
3Red Riding Hood$4,985,138--3,030--$1,645$4,985,1381Warner Bros.
4The Adjustment Bureau$3,414,995148%2,8477$1,200$30,407,2552Universal
5Mars Needs Moms$1,722,337--3,117--$553$1,722,3371Disney
6Beastly$1,676,579260%1,9597$856$13,566,9802CBS Films
7Hall Pass$1,527,310117%2,555-395$598$31,358,5793Warner Bros. / New Line
8Just Go With It$1,216,888151%2,398-522$507$91,198,4695Sony / Columbia
9Unknown (2011)$957,45287%2,303-610$416$56,001,9584Warner Bros.
10The King's Speech$948,42585%1,768-472$536$126,385,54816Weinstein Company
11Gnomeo and Juliet$821,691124%2,585-399$318$86,306,8015Disney
12I Am Number Four$655,25352%2,005-898$327$48,850,6624Disney / DreamWorks
13Take Me Home Tonight$407,89858%2,0030$204$5,026,7512Relativity Media
14Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$356,69694%1,247-1007$286$69,933,5075Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Mar. 11 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$318,043141%931-711$342$34,174,4974Fox
2Cedar Rapids$250,837256%394159$637$3,927,1315Fox Searchlight
3The Fighter$152,96780%463-112$330$92,508,17214Paramount
4Black Swan$122,16724%337-344$363$105,609,88015Fox Searchlight
5The Green Hornet$115,292605%30940$373$97,218,7599Sony / Columbia
6True Grit (2010)$112,09747%401-324$280$169,068,55912Paramount
7Yogi Bear$107,208783%404138$265$98,308,67113Warner Bros.
8Drive Angry$88,269-57%551-1739$160$10,092,0583Summit
9No Strings Attached$55,90241%254-171$220$69,871,6768Paramount
10The Roommate$45,09419%213-393$212$37,043,2556Sony / Screen Gems
11Biutiful$44,90662%114-32$394$4,382,38611Roadside Attractions
12Little Fockers$29,270119%177-44$165$148,299,70512Universal
13Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$27,35987%122-86$224$294,642,11217Warner Bros.
14The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$19,94150%123-62$162$104,062,35114Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Mar. 11 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jane Eyre (2011)$49,030--4--$12,258$49,0301Focus
2Kill the Irishman$42,925--5--$8,585$42,9251Anchor Bay Films
3Hubble 3D$39,40712%490$804$22,430,45052Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Blue Valentine (2010)$16,90626%60-36$282$9,470,42511Weinstein Company
5127 Hours$14,7967%79-56$187$18,200,99519Fox Searchlight
6The Eagle$14,152-45%99-228$143$19,258,8035Focus
7happythankyoumoreplease$13,857605%1917$729$57,0652Anchor Bay Films
8The Company Men$13,734-3%63-49$218$4,116,3948Weinstein Company
9The Rite$13,0679%85-116$154$32,685,3737Warner Bros. / New Line
10Gulliver's Travels (2010)$12,14867%99-57$123$42,611,33112Fox
11Season of the Witch$6,5655%54-55$122$24,775,01510Relativity Media
12The Mechanic$6,431-19%42-67$153$28,915,2647CBS Films
13Rabbit Hole$6,04151%38-17$159$2,140,01913Lionsgate
14From Prada to Nada$2,74843%33-2$83$2,949,0237Lionsgate / Pantelion
15Vidal Sassoon: The Movie$2,674188%3-1$891$66,3855Phase 4 Films
16I Love You Phillip Morris$2,26176%12-1$188$1,972,30415Roadside Attractions
17Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie$1,545--1--$1,545$25,43115Argot Pictures
18Diary of a Country Priest (2011 re-issue)$1,474--10$1,474$29,5613Rialto
19Winter's Bone$1,288123%9-4$143$6,524,15640Roadside Attractions