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 Sun, Aug. 21 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 21 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Help$6,080,641-25%2,690156$2,260$71,340,8292Disney / DreamWorks
2Rise of the Planet of the Apes$4,762,849-29%3,471-220$1,372$133,583,8623Fox
3Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$3,199,874-28%3,295--$971$11,644,6721Weinstein Company
4Conan the Barbarian (2011)$2,785,500-22%3,015--$924$10,021,2151Lionsgate
5The Smurfs$2,405,310-24%3,057-370$787$117,546,8824Sony / Columbia
6Final Destination 5$2,104,785-33%3,1550$667$32,326,6862Warner Bros. / New Line
7Fright Night (2011)$2,067,043-30%3,114--$664$8,114,3881Disney / DreamWorks
830 Minutes or Less$1,960,985-20%2,8880$679$25,864,4302Sony / Columbia
9Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$1,547,587-13%1,738-676$890$366,007,9006Warner Bros.
10Crazy, Stupid, Love$1,351,932-31%1,940-695$697$64,266,9694Warner Bros.
11One Day$1,337,624-29%1,721--$777$5,079,5661Focus
12Cowboys & Aliens$1,228,215-31%2,213-1097$555$89,498,3054Universal
13Captain America: The First Avenger$1,200,911-30%1,988-847$604$164,747,6435Paramount
14The Change-Up$783,980-33%1,633-1280$480$31,970,2853Universal
15Glee: The 3D Concert Movie$541,362-20%1,982-58$273$10,443,8832Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Aug. 21 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Horrible Bosses$350,406-35%755-583$464$112,574,9967Warner Bros. / New Line
2Sarah's Key$239,720-29%201100$1,193$3,072,8845Weinstein Company
3Transformers: Dark of the Moon$179,405-30%484-402$371$348,540,0068Paramount / DreamWorks
4Friends With Benefits$146,521-33%413-881$355$54,712,1455Sony / Screen Gems
5Zookeeper$98,497-44%370-378$266$76,771,3357Sony / Columbia
6Green Lantern$94,398-34%2420$390$115,601,13910Warner Bros.
7Mr. Popper's Penguins$83,289-35%274-20$304$66,626,80610Fox
8Kung Fu Panda 2$80,725-33%237-15$341$163,942,84213Paramount / DreamWorks
9Bridesmaids$79,300-32%244-41$325$167,661,31015Universal
10The Hangover Part II$36,277-35%193-39$188$254,174,50613Warner Bros.
11X-Men: First Class$35,826-34%146-37$245$145,939,79512Fox
12Bad Teacher$21,554-54%100-49$216$98,108,4259Sony / Columbia
13Monte Carlo$18,528-38%107-17$173$22,813,4718Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Aug. 21 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$74,1462%490$1,513$11,774,07120Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Devil's Double$50,333-16%83-6$606$1,000,5934Lionsgate
3Another Earth$45,778-23%875$526$936,4005Fox Searchlight
4The Tree of Life$38,121-24%96-22$397$12,693,86813Fox Searchlight
5Super 8$28,576-33%86-22$332$125,691,63011Paramount
6Attack the Block$27,555-14%444$626$604,4204Sony / Screen Gems
7The Future$19,935-18%3111$643$333,9974Roadside Attractions
8Beginners$17,415-28%69-34$252$5,640,33612Focus
9Rio (2011)$11,938-30%68-31$176$143,558,18119Fox
10Thor$8,068-39%54-27$149$181,015,14116Paramount
11Snow Flower and the Secret Fan$7,357-6%37-67$199$1,283,6596Fox Searchlight
12A Better Life$6,783-27%6514$104$1,732,3059Summit
13Project Nim$4,309-5%12-6$359$334,4527Roadside Attractions
145 Days of War$1,924-12%2--$962$6,2541Anchor Bay Films
15Insidious$1,009-49%9-4$112$53,984,26921FilmDistrict
16Everything Must Go$745-31%41$186$2,706,12415Roadside Attractions
17Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$572157%30$191$238,17049Collective Eye
18The Conspirator$360-42%42$90$11,535,47419Roadside Attractions
19Daylight (2011)$131-64%1--$131$3,8836Cinema Purgatorio