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, Jul. 16 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 16 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$42,414,346-53%4,375--$9,695$133,485,4651Warner Bros.
2Transformers: Dark of the Moon$8,622,71437%3,917-190$2,201$296,487,7533Paramount / DreamWorks
3Horrible Bosses$7,079,05929%3,13494$2,259$54,945,1092Warner Bros. / New Line
4Zookeeper$4,996,13228%3,4820$1,435$38,937,2302Sony / Columbia
5Cars 2$3,470,72043%3,249-741$1,068$162,887,7164Disney
6Winnie the Pooh$2,774,976-5%2,405--$1,154$5,690,2431Disney
7Bad Teacher$2,094,37630%2,659-303$788$87,008,4524Sony / Columbia
8Larry Crowne$1,143,45543%2,287-689$500$30,999,0303Universal
9Super 8$845,68146%1,459-833$580$121,741,0756Paramount
10Mr. Popper's Penguins$553,71828%1,002-994$553$61,089,6925Fox
11Monte Carlo$512,61921%1,169-1304$439$19,727,6743Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jul. 16 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bridesmaids$736,84546%872-230$845$160,849,98010Universal
2Green Lantern$575,56433%973-1042$592$112,428,6835Warner Bros.
3The Tree of Life$270,16466%235-2$1,150$9,896,4178Fox Searchlight
4X-Men: First Class$260,77642%470-377$555$143,265,2617Fox
5The Hangover Part II$217,94435%455-380$479$251,756,8768Warner Bros.
6Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$207,65344%373-249$557$237,212,7199Disney
7Beginners$190,71374%17015$1,122$3,800,1867Focus
8Kung Fu Panda 2$180,81029%354-296$511$159,934,3758Paramount / DreamWorks
9Thor$156,15642%272-43$574$179,381,46311Paramount
10A Better Life$138,97268%21663$643$922,6704Summit
11Rio (2011)$127,65527%241-31$530$141,837,43214Fox
12Fast Five$85,86037%212-29$405$209,076,90512Universal
13Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer$54,96015%21443$257$14,328,6316Relativity Media
14Water for Elephants$34,62020%120-48$289$58,436,64713Fox
15Soul Surfer$33,37016%126-34$265$43,831,70115Sony / TriStar

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jul. 16 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$72,32011%480$1,507$9,130,77815Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Snow Flower and the Secret Fan$55,88444%24--$2,329$94,6181Fox Searchlight
3Delhi Belly$46,18740%67-23$689$1,400,2043UTV Communications
4Hubble 3D$41,45033%27-1$1,535$26,739,95170Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Something Borrowed$30,62020%74-39$414$38,936,64711Warner Bros.
6Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$23,67743%87-25$272$53,296,34713Lionsgate
7Project Nim$20,74663%2218$943$72,2592Roadside Attractions
8Insidious$19,75932%66-15$299$53,813,05616FilmDistrict
9The Lincoln Lawyer$17,96640%72-34$250$57,970,44218Lionsgate
10Submarine$3,45941%14-5$247$396,0187Weinstein Company
11The Last Mountain$2,9828%52$596$99,0877Dada Films
12Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$2,902-9%19-23$153$10,132,60012Weinstein Company
13Everything Must Go$2,16022%12-5$180$2,676,22710Roadside Attractions
14The Conspirator$1,64015%10-5$164$11,519,60314Roadside Attractions
1535 and Ticking$1,33833%51$268$89,0039Image Entertainment
16Beautiful Boy$1,330162%1-2$1,330$76,3677Anchor Bay Films
17Chillar Party$19476%4-3$49$5,9512UTV Communications