'Rio 2' Wins Close Three-Way Race on Monday with $2.68MApril 22, 2014 12:25 PM

by Daniel Garris

After placing in a close third over the weekend, Fox's Rio 2 moved back into first place on Monday with $2.68 million. The 3D computer animated sequel from Blue Sky Studios was down just 43 percent from Sunday and essentially unchanged from last Monday, as the Monday after Easter is traditionally a very strong day for family films. Rio 2 has grossed a very solid $77.72 million through eleven days of release. That places the film 8 percent behind the $84.15 million eleven-day take of 2011's Rio (which fell 42 percent to take in $3.34 million on the Monday after Easter).

Disney's Captain America: The Winter Soldier placed in a very close second with $2.595 million. The blockbuster 3D superhero sequel from Marvel was down 55 percent from Sunday and down a healthy 25 percent from last Monday. Captain America: The Winter Soldier has grossed $203.096 million through 18 days and will soon surpass the $206.36 million final domestic gross of last year's Thor: The Dark World. The Winter Soldier is currently running 22 percent ahead of the $169.28 million 18-day take of The Dark World.

Heaven is for Real took third place on Monday with $2.49 million. The low-budget faith-based drama from Sony was down 61 percent from Sunday, which was quite understandable given the film's strong daily hold on Easter Sunday. Heaven is for Real surpassed the $30 million mark yesterday and continues to outpace expectations with an impressive six-day start of $32.04 million. That is 15.5 percent stronger than the $27.73 million six-day take of 2010's The Last Song. With the aid of strong word of mouth, Heaven is for Real is likely to hold up nicely going forward.

Warner's Transcendence claimed fourth place with $0.997 million. The pricey sci-fi film starring Johnny Depp was down 56 percent from Sunday. Transcendence has grossed an extremely disappointing $11.88 million in its first four days of release. That represents a very poor performance given the film's price tag and is quite similar to the $12.86 million four-day start of 2007's Grindhouse. Given its performance thus far, Transcendence looks to fade away from theatres quickly.

Open Road's A Haunted House 2 rounded out the day's top five with $0.665 million. The low-budget horror comedy sequel starring Marlon Wayans fell 62 percent from Sunday, which represented one of the day's poorer daily percentage holds among wide releases. A Haunted House 2 is performing below expectations with a four-day start of $9.51 million and is currently running 50 percent behind the $19.08 million four-day start of last year's A Haunted House.

After a lackluster start over the weekend, Bears experienced the day's strongest percentage hold among wide releases, as it was down just 28 percent from Sunday to land in sixth with $0.653 million. The latest nature documentary from Disneynature should have another great hold today thanks to Earth Day. Bears has grossed $5.43 million in four days, which places it 18.5 percent behind the $6.66 million four-day take of 2011's African Cats.

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, Jul. 1 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 1 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Dark of the Moon$32,988,88353%4,088--$8,070$97,754,2301Paramount / DreamWorks
2Cars 2$7,936,43452%4,1150$1,929$98,867,0492Disney
3Bad Teacher$4,524,06854%3,0490$1,484$49,970,0392Sony / Columbia
4Larry Crowne$4,058,145--2,973--$1,365$4,058,1451Universal
5Monte Carlo$3,151,902--2,473--$1,275$3,151,9021Fox
6Super 8$2,308,49790%3,088-336$748$102,851,5244Paramount
7Green Lantern$1,951,92754%3,280-536$595$98,047,8893Warner Bros.
8Mr. Popper's Penguins$1,712,69232%2,861-481$599$46,737,4143Fox
10X-Men: First Class$837,18850%1,602-1031$523$136,548,9155Fox
11The Hangover Part II$697,52047%1,568-1187$445$246,549,4026Warner Bros.
12Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$656,13722%1,473-771$445$232,204,0307Disney
13Kung Fu Panda 2$468,841-1%1,281-1246$366$155,663,5086Paramount / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jul. 1 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Tree of Life$264,47663%22813$1,160$6,767,9126Fox Searchlight
2Rio (2011)$141,25942%308-36$459$140,173,80712Fox
5Fast Five$98,150112%302-156$325$208,069,59510Universal
6Soul Surfer$54,947--205-35$268$43,291,71513Sony / TriStar
7Water for Elephants$51,17620%234-58$219$57,906,12911Fox
8Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer$44,070-16%221-670$199$13,845,5794Relativity Media
9Something Borrowed$32,845-11%191-112$172$38,609,3989Warner Bros.
10Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$31,8441387%14094$227$52,930,49311Lionsgate
12The Lincoln Lawyer$24,29934%138-51$176$57,721,51216Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jul. 1 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Delhi Belly$170,372--89--$1,914$170,3721UTV Communications
2Born to Be Wild 3D$66,9543%470$1,425$8,042,68013Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Hubble 3D$35,22625%330$1,067$26,219,17268Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Double Dhamaal$26,234--41--$640$417,7792Reliance Big Pictures
5A Better Life$25,146391%117$2,286$108,8162Summit
7Source Code$11,6900%66-40$177$54,589,08814Summit
8Limitless$8,83312%55-30$161$79,211,99416Relativity Media
9Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$8,668-17%68-46$127$10,035,84910Weinstein Company
10Submarine$6,7155%20-6$336$321,5075Weinstein Company
12Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$4,059-16%31-27$131$52,663,63715Fox
13Jane Eyre (2011)$4,050-29%26-25$156$11,200,22317Focus
14The Conspirator$2,44830%15-10$163$11,496,47512Roadside Attractions
15Win Win$2,189-11%18-14$122$10,134,72716Fox Searchlight
16Everything Must Go$2,0432%19-14$108$2,642,3428Roadside Attractions
17The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls$1,444--1--$1,444$16,9948Argot Pictures
1835 and Ticking$1,043702%21$522$76,9077Image Entertainment
19Beautiful Boy$80129%40$200$67,2915Anchor Bay Films
20The Art of Getting By$800-91%7-300$114$1,424,5723Fox Searchlight
21The Music Never Stopped$194273%53$39$250,46916Roadside Attractions