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, Nov. 25 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 25 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$16,689,211116%4,0665$4,105$195,837,6462Lionsgate / Summit
2The Muppets$12,123,246110%3,440--$3,524$24,400,9111Disney
3Happy Feet Two$5,106,761149%3,6115$1,414$35,464,7722Warner Bros.
4Hugo$4,511,79891%1,277--$3,533$8,549,3351Paramount
5Arthur Christmas$4,504,946144%3,376--$1,334$8,737,1461Sony / Columbia
6Jack and Jill$3,808,770102%3,029-409$1,257$50,928,7403Sony / Columbia
7Immortals$3,520,39584%2,677-443$1,315$63,351,4713Relativity Media
8Puss in Boots (2011)$2,966,161130%3,005-410$987$130,885,2175Paramount / DreamWorks
9Tower Heist$2,869,84084%2,474-468$1,160$60,894,0054Universal
10J. Edgar$1,990,212104%1,910-37$1,042$25,852,8833Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Nov. 25 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Descendants$2,703,756156%433404$6,244$6,244,9882Fox Searchlight
2A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas$628,95971%875-933$719$30,594,2944Warner Bros. / New Line
3My Week with Marilyn$610,143292%244--$2,501$922,2621Weinstein Company
4In Time$337,12388%457-910$738$34,612,9505Fox
5Like Crazy$164,351153%15041$1,096$2,217,6695Paramount Vantage
6Moneyball$121,255130%187-222$648$72,990,81610Sony / Columbia
7Footloose (2011)$115,15279%384-834$300$50,660,2327Paramount
8Paranormal Activity 3$112,722122%355-1047$318$103,083,1196Paramount
9Margin Call$105,179223%139-34$757$4,179,1866Roadside Attractions
10The Ides of March$100,558122%159-139$632$39,389,1568Sony / Columbia
11The Three Musketeers (2011)$89,402151%22454$399$19,768,5006Summit
12The Smurfs$86,491--248-4$349$142,171,10018Sony / Columbia
13Courageous$81,61883%211-306$387$32,632,2539Sony / TriStar
1450/50$74,610146%21025$355$34,431,7409Summit
15Dolphin Tale$71,438228%216-172$331$70,248,83910Warner Bros.
16Martha Marcy May Marlene$63,885127%113-67$565$2,463,4986Fox Searchlight
17Contagion$60,310109%218-83$277$75,355,56112Warner Bros.
18Abduction$48,178138%163-18$296$27,756,79110Lionsgate
19Rise of the Planet of the Apes$29,709149%103-28$288$176,537,94117Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Nov. 25 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Artist$75,456--4--$18,864$75,4561Weinstein Company
2Drive (2011)$33,698140%9347$362$34,440,60811FilmDistrict
3Born to Be Wild 3D$31,857263%490$650$14,394,48834Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Anonymous$25,581101%72-107$355$4,257,3885Sony / Columbia
5The Polar Express (2011 re-issue)$21,614--19--$1,138$40,7851Warner Bros.
6The Rum Diary$20,30192%54-98$376$12,923,0735FilmDistrict
7The Big Year$9,892178%53-6$187$7,145,5277Fox
8Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$9,653335%48-22$201$38,499,72115Weinstein Company
9The Mighty Macs$5,371155%11-17$488$1,882,9966Quaker Media
10Sarah's Key$3,74878%27-25$139$7,679,06119Weinstein Company
11Inni$2,2283552%4-2$557$94,6495Cinema Purgatorio
12Machine Gun Preacher$1,307151%9-10$145$534,64010Relativity Media
13Laugh at My Pain$702-26%4-7$176$7,700,50912CodeBlack Entertainment
14Project Nim$170--1--$170$407,15021Roadside Attractions
15Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame$73--2-6$37$489,88513Indomina Media