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, Apr. 29 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 29 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fast Five$34,399,360--3,644--$9,440$34,399,3601Universal
2Rio (2011)$3,644,879125%3,708-134$983$92,871,8943Fox
3Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$3,086,833183%2,2880$1,349$34,116,9472Lionsgate
4Water for Elephants$2,919,273113%2,8203$1,035$26,057,0742Fox
5Prom$1,878,515--2,730--$688$1,878,5151Disney
6Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$1,090,954--2,505--$436$1,090,9541Weinstein Company
7Soul Surfer$1,021,572148%2,010-230$508$31,496,7244Sony / TriStar
8Insidious$1,011,058202%1,584-546$638$46,631,2945FilmDistrict
9African Cats$962,22179%1,2244$786$9,227,2422Disneynature
10Source Code$809,837119%1,645-718$492$47,187,2015Summit
11Scream 4$794,97673%2,221-1093$358$34,111,6553Weinstein Company
12HOP$730,480102%3,176-440$230$103,450,0455Universal
13Hanna$693,39962%1,569-815$442$34,394,6124Focus
14Arthur (2011)$335,12211%1,251-1519$268$30,998,3814Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Apr. 29 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Limitless$355,19260%838-525$424$75,347,0617Relativity Media
2The Conspirator$290,60266%697-152$417$7,952,0083Roadside Attractions
3Dylan Dog: Dead of Night$267,577--875--$306$267,5771Omni Lab/Freestyle Releasing
4Your Highness$229,14058%402-1208$570$20,702,0854Universal
5The Lincoln Lawyer$214,39448%719-501$298$54,224,7027Lionsgate
6The Adjustment Bureau$166,185743%27714$600$61,389,2659Universal
7Win Win$166,007122%302-86$550$7,111,5627Fox Searchlight
8Jane Eyre (2011)$134,08747%294-25$456$8,362,0278Focus
9Paul$109,760540%224-21$490$36,753,7307Universal
10Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$100,91076%503-425$201$50,720,0646Fox
11Rango$69,577108%277-280$251$119,748,2719Paramount
12Just Go With It$39,479125%199-66$198$102,720,63812Sony / Columbia
13Red Riding Hood$38,152113%209-99$183$37,300,8988Warner Bros.
14The King's Speech$35,61666%185-49$193$138,455,48923Weinstein Company
15Beastly$26,991159%126-11$214$27,668,1759CBS Films
16Battle: Los Angeles$21,91524%102-118$215$82,745,3608Sony / Columbia
17Hall Pass$18,99154%116-86$164$44,944,56110Warner Bros. / New Line
18Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$14,54676%109-57$133$72,900,05612Paramount
19Unknown (2011)$13,93444%101-61$138$63,609,11511Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Apr. 29 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$102,68619%69-139$1,488$3,550,8944Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Hubble 3D$50,2551%320$1,570$24,398,60159Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Dum Maaro Dum$28,769141%93-8$309$420,4252Fox Searchlight
4Sucker Punch$17,007-39%74-170$230$36,022,8546Warner Bros.
5Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$15,815185%69-23$229$37,773,41411Fox
6Kill the Irishman$11,035201%307$368$1,034,8858Anchor Bay Films
7No Eres Tu, Soy Yo$8,6871%45-44$193$1,248,6244Lionsgate / Pantelion
8Cedar Rapids$3,663-7%26-10$141$6,790,11912Fox Searchlight
9Biutiful$2,52615%221$115$5,050,64118Roadside Attractions
10The Company Men$2,304106%150$154$4,407,83015Weinstein Company
11Sympathy For Delicious$2,109--2--$1,055$2,1091Maya Entertainment
12Meet Monica Velour$1,6972193%10$1,697$20,3464Anchor Bay Films
13Miral$1,566-44%10-10$157$355,9776Weinstein Company
14Thank You$413--7-13$59$460,1254UTV Communications
15The Music Never Stopped$144-40%4-2$36$234,5007Roadside Attractions