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, Feb. 11 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 11 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Vow$16,673,8519%2,958--$5,637$31,966,8931Sony / Screen Gems
2Safe House$16,281,18019%3,119--$5,220$29,926,8051Universal
3Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$12,612,31693%3,470--$3,635$19,153,6781Warner Bros. / New Line
4Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$8,513,119-1%2,655--$3,206$17,115,2211Fox
5Chronicle$5,480,87354%2,9081$1,885$36,905,2632Fox
6The Woman in Black$4,584,54635%2,8561$1,605$33,124,7492CBS Films
7The Grey$2,320,98570%2,801-406$829$41,425,5663Open Road
8Big Miracle$1,845,04597%2,1334$865$12,119,5002Universal
9The Descendants$1,638,07487%1,581-457$1,036$69,744,94713Fox Searchlight
10Red Tails$1,118,29775%1,580-767$708$44,419,4654Fox
11Underworld Awakening$1,091,61363%1,657-979$659$58,196,4854Sony / Screen Gems
12One For the Money$1,022,23651%2,056-681$497$23,076,0893Lionsgate
13Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$681,20276%1,375-1130$495$29,003,0668Warner Bros.
14Man on a Ledge$591,80048%1,423-1575$416$17,160,7093Lionsgate
15Contraband$572,93058%1,081-966$530$64,318,5505Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Feb. 11 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Artist$1,044,43587%808-197$1,293$23,364,33212Weinstein Company
2Hugo$826,064129%702-328$1,177$63,863,57612Paramount
3The Iron Lady$529,83679%512-509$1,035$22,467,8487Weinstein Company
4Beauty and the Beast 3D$394,545209%678-1041$582$46,145,3125Disney
5Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$341,10582%469-608$727$206,335,8229Paramount
6Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu$278,98342%111--$2,513$475,2281UTV Communications
7Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$267,445181%502-316$533$128,882,3379Fox
8Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$264,53395%232-70$1,140$21,847,79410Focus
9The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$232,09188%269-399$863$100,676,3008Sony / Columbia
10Joyful Noise$226,92973%686-664$331$29,758,8325Warner Bros.
11War Horse$196,90172%502-661$392$78,059,9048Disney / DreamWorks
12We Bought a Zoo$172,31594%420-334$410$73,146,9658Fox
13Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$161,95871%265-592$611$184,500,7219Warner Bros.
14The Adventures of Tintin$156,473124%257-229$609$75,757,7398Paramount
15Albert Nobbs$122,79275%151-94$813$1,952,7233Roadside Attractions
16Puss in Boots (2011)$104,692144%209-44$501$148,671,31116Paramount / DreamWorks
17My Week with Marilyn$97,28677%125-46$778$13,288,45412Weinstein Company
18Haywire$92,28558%263-988$351$18,525,6414Relativity Media
19Happy Feet Two$89,086150%202-53$441$63,613,87513Warner Bros.
20Jack and Jill$76,97096%187-35$412$73,789,18514Sony / Columbia
21The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$74,48941%230-66$324$281,117,19813Lionsgate / Summit
22New Year's Eve$27,62743%155-67$178$54,477,82210Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Feb. 11 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$42,93263%44-1$976$16,124,18145Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Shame$36,92358%52-12$710$3,582,57011Fox Searchlight
3W.E.$25,44962%1713$1,497$105,2652Weinstein Company
4The Sitter$24,98873%99-27$252$30,394,50710Fox
5The Devil Inside$16,02253%95-208$169$53,141,2466Paramount
6Coriolanus$14,76096%11-3$1,342$258,9734Weinstein Company
7Pariah (2011)$10,58770%13-6$814$650,8907Focus
8Chico & Rita$9,04866%1--$9,048$14,4861GKIDS
9Immortals$8,350101%33-29$253$83,482,28514Relativity Media
10Young Adult$6,77188%35-23$193$16,254,54810Paramount
11J. Edgar$5,63437%42-93$134$37,289,51214Warner Bros.
12In the Land of Blood and Honey$4,59662%103$460$268,6298FilmDistrict
13The Darkest Hour$2,94454%18-21$164$21,215,4608Summit
14Vettai$1,525147%2-2$763$197,0665UTV Communications
15Margin Call$389170%2--$195$5,353,37617Roadside Attractions