Grosses

'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 Mon, Nov. 28 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 28 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$2,525,769-71%4,0665$621$223,357,7782Lionsgate / Summit
2The Muppets$1,072,282-83%3,440--$312$42,588,9731Disney
3Immortals$623,461-66%2,677-443$233$69,330,4423Relativity Media
4Hugo$550,032-78%1,277--$431$15,952,0741Paramount
5Happy Feet Two$525,140-82%3,6115$145$44,280,4972Warner Bros.
6Arthur Christmas$440,036-84%3,376--$130$16,741,1671Sony / Columbia
7Jack and Jill$430,517-79%3,029-409$142$57,550,6293Sony / Columbia
8Tower Heist$346,360-73%2,474-468$140$65,545,1404Universal
9J. Edgar$333,057-67%1,910-37$174$29,170,9003Warner Bros.
10Puss in Boots (2011)$286,380-82%3,005-410$95$135,716,4725Paramount / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Nov. 28 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Descendants$485,880-71%433404$1,122$11,372,8322Fox Searchlight
2My Week with Marilyn$151,141-67%244--$619$2,213,2911Weinstein Company
3A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas$124,377-58%875-933$142$31,683,7664Warner Bros. / New Line
4In Time$59,453-63%457-910$130$35,110,3875Fox
5Like Crazy$31,418-66%15041$209$2,509,8525Paramount Vantage
6Margin Call$20,437-68%140-30$146$4,388,1726Roadside Attractions
7The Way$16,954--101-36$168$3,391,4478Producers Distribution Agency
8Paranormal Activity 3$16,615-64%355-1047$47$103,262,3856Paramount
950/50$16,583-60%21025$79$34,571,3649Summit
10The Three Musketeers (2011)$16,463-65%22454$73$19,925,3916Summit
11The Ides of March$14,824-69%159-139$93$39,558,0708Sony / Columbia
12Moneyball$14,211-70%187-222$76$73,169,45910Sony / Columbia
13Martha Marcy May Marlene$14,133-67%113-67$125$2,589,9046Fox Searchlight
14Footloose (2011)$13,502-74%384-834$35$50,847,3697Paramount
15Courageous$11,473-75%211-306$54$32,771,2319Sony / TriStar
16Contagion$10,840-64%218-83$50$75,461,38912Warner Bros.
17Dolphin Tale$9,320-78%216-172$43$70,372,57510Warner Bros.
18Abduction$7,772-73%163-18$48$27,848,66610Lionsgate
19Rise of the Planet of the Apes$4,237-74%103-28$41$176,589,53417Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Nov. 28 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Artist$19,488-63%4--$4,872$224,3661Weinstein Company
2Drive (2011)$8,487-63%9347$91$34,508,74111FilmDistrict
3The Rum Diary$6,296-53%54-98$117$12,963,3115FilmDistrict
4Born to Be Wild 3D$5,602-73%490$114$14,457,25534Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Anonymous$4,650-71%72-107$65$4,305,6685Sony / Columbia
6The Big Year$2,106-63%53-6$40$7,162,7557Fox
7The Polar Express (2011 re-issue)$1,231-88%19--$65$75,7011Warner Bros.
8Inni$1,103-52%52$221$100,5265Cinema Purgatorio
9The Mighty Macs$915-55%11-17$83$1,890,4376Quaker Media
10Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$876-85%48-22$18$38,517,70815Weinstein Company
11Sarah's Key$790-68%27-25$29$7,686,16419Weinstein Company
12Machine Gun Preacher$180-87%9-10$20$537,76010Relativity Media
13Laugh at My Pain$141-69%4-7$35$7,702,11512CodeBlack Entertainment
14Project Nim$5-92%1--$5$407,21621Roadside Attractions