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. 25 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 25 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Act of Valor$9,478,2655%3,039--$3,119$18,525,1231Relativity Media
2Tyler Perry's Good Deeds$6,626,74925%2,132--$3,108$11,939,4371Lionsgate
3Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$6,359,589100%3,350-150$1,898$72,792,8373Warner Bros. / New Line
4Safe House$5,020,54059%3,052-69$1,645$94,875,9203Universal
5The Vow$4,484,63537%3,03880$1,476$100,763,3123Sony / Screen Gems
6Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance$4,136,23977%3,1740$1,303$35,510,0562Sony / Columbia
7This Means War$3,859,94141%3,1890$1,210$31,670,6642Fox
8Wanderlust$2,922,92035%2,002--$1,460$5,095,0851Universal
9Gone$2,111,93227%2,186--$966$3,774,8871Summit
10The Secret World of Arrietty$1,995,06288%1,5220$1,311$13,213,7032Disney
11Chronicle$1,672,97156%1,797-759$931$57,046,6894Fox
12Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$1,471,08594%1,618-1037$909$39,497,1073Fox
13The Woman in Black$1,264,53146%1,727-832$732$49,861,1064CBS Films

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Feb. 25 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Artist$1,456,40497%966158$1,508$31,069,93114Weinstein Company
2The Descendants$1,097,789102%889-354$1,235$77,967,02115Fox Searchlight
3Hugo$732,53391%501-57$1,462$68,959,84314Paramount
4The Grey$369,32867%917-1190$403$49,969,7375Open Road
5The Iron Lady$347,46789%522-101$666$25,558,0249Weinstein Company
6Big Miracle$298,30079%628-1006$475$18,699,4954Universal
7Red Tails$195,80951%489-520$400$48,558,5886Fox
8Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$182,865105%164-20$1,115$23,206,81712Focus
9Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$179,440118%311-89$577$130,269,13911Fox
10Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$165,18060%333-70$496$185,806,79211Warner Bros.
11My Week with Marilyn$155,91596%402282$388$14,005,15414Weinstein Company
12We Bought a Zoo$135,93072%280-7$485$74,026,47810Fox
13The Adventures of Tintin$127,87089%272-31$470$76,822,16710Paramount
14Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$124,34375%280-297$444$31,152,48710Warner Bros.
15Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$112,62365%178-97$633$207,714,78011Paramount
16Underworld Awakening$108,21559%260-566$416$62,083,3176Sony / Screen Gems
17The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$89,90584%125-64$719$101,661,78110Sony / Columbia
18Joyful Noise$85,24570%277-63$308$30,538,1897Warner Bros.
19War Horse$83,79777%213-181$393$78,996,68910Disney / DreamWorks
20Contraband$77,81555%197-223$395$66,129,0607Universal
21Albert Nobbs$64,64587%100-19$646$2,580,7515Roadside Attractions
22One For the Money$60,60255%229-704$265$25,913,0745Lionsgate
23Puss in Boots (2011)$55,825119%138-25$405$149,199,38618Paramount / DreamWorks
24Jack and Jill$38,78398%109-25$356$74,135,51416Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Feb. 25 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$43,9309%40-5$1,098$16,592,14947Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya$42,67163%48--$889$68,8861UTV Communications
3The Darkest Hour$29,93672%94-19$318$21,408,61210Summit
4Happy Feet Two$23,347119%85-50$275$63,916,71415Warner Bros.
5Man on a Ledge$21,4754%76-325$283$18,588,4255Lionsgate
6Shame$19,83254%25-19$793$3,797,49613Fox Searchlight
7Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu$19,25371%35-63$550$1,121,5043UTV Communications
8Haywire$17,54624%37-42$474$18,818,8436Relativity Media
9W.E.$13,63355%15-5$909$260,1044Weinstein Company
10Coriolanus$10,986110%8-5$1,373$359,3516Weinstein Company
11Undefeated$9,54889%50$1,910$65,4742Weinstein Company
12Pariah (2011)$6,07878%130$468$709,4419Focus
13The Devil Inside$2,94324%25-9$118$53,192,1898Paramount
14In the Land of Blood and Honey$1,890126%4-4$473$291,80510FilmDistrict