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 Sat, Apr. 21 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Apr. 21 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Think Like a Man$13,165,0549%2,015--$6,534$25,290,8881Sony / Screen Gems
2The Lucky One (2012)$8,561,095-6%3,155--$2,714$17,666,7021Warner Bros.
3The Hunger Games$6,500,06862%3,752-164$1,732$352,914,7605Lionsgate
4The Three Stooges$4,321,22685%3,4825$1,241$26,812,7842Fox
5Chimpanzee$3,743,6426%1,563--$2,395$7,290,6811Disneynature
6The Cabin in the Woods$3,357,49735%2,8110$1,194$25,073,6852Lionsgate
7American Reunion$2,335,41040%3,033-170$770$47,047,3203Universal
8Titanic 3D$2,160,47254%2,515-182$859$51,389,8983Paramount
921 Jump Street$2,067,18348%2,427-308$852$125,929,7436Sony / Columbia
10Mirror Mirror$1,946,43675%2,938-268$663$54,150,1124Relativity Media
11Wrath of the Titans$1,712,50365%2,502-600$684$76,062,5534Warner Bros.
12Lockout$1,367,35145%2,33527$586$10,276,9472Open Road
13Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$838,990112%1,583-529$530$206,488,0058Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Apr. 21 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Salmon Fishing in the Yemen$326,48886%44611$732$6,890,8787CBS Films
2Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$279,50195%444-58$630$101,051,81411Warner Bros. / New Line
3Bully (2012)$205,60943%263105$782$1,373,8814Weinstein Company
4Safe House$106,85561%301-70$355$125,550,09011Universal
5This Means War$93,83132%29310$320$54,066,57710Fox
6The Vow$84,61919%297-38$285$124,577,82611Sony / Screen Gems
7Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day$71,60864%1064$676$893,2172Code Black Entertainment
8Act of Valor$60,39469%229-123$264$69,437,2849Relativity Media
9Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance$59,97691%175-41$343$51,503,62910Sony / Columbia
10Jeff Who Lives at Home$58,23465%122-61$477$3,994,1566Paramount Vantage
11Blue Like Jazz$51,37411%126-10$408$435,4202Roadside Attractions
12Project X (2012)$51,21037%258113$198$54,455,0778Warner Bros.
13Chronicle$45,48062%137-28$332$64,278,61712Fox
14The Iron Lady$33,47972%102-44$328$29,940,95417Weinstein Company
15Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$32,516113%135-18$241$132,901,16419Fox
16A Thousand Words$30,92897%168-109$184$17,919,9637Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Apr. 21 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$106,70042%50--$2,134$181,7351Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Friends With Kids$32,31059%83-30$389$7,070,8897Roadside Attractions
3Born to Be Wild 3D$27,200-29%32-8$850$18,307,32355Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The Artist$25,21964%86-35$293$44,139,46022Weinstein Company
5Touchback$22,3462%6919$324$127,4452Anchor Bay Films
6The Woman in Black$20,47728%90-32$228$54,268,96612CBS Films
7Silent House (2012)$18,3818%590$312$12,719,2307Open Road
8Tyler Perry's Good Deeds$17,95593%81-44$222$34,845,4669Lionsgate
9We Bought a Zoo$17,01693%66-17$258$75,538,88618Fox
10Casa de mi Padre$15,05938%58-63$260$5,761,2866Lionsgate / Pantelion
11Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$10,69884%32-1$334$43,394,80011Fox
12Red Tails$8,97650%39-4$230$49,821,61614Fox
13W.E.$4,896102%15-2$326$561,36812Weinstein Company
14Undefeated$4,73138%170$278$502,76110Weinstein Company
15Coriolanus$4,47358%14-4$320$682,88614Weinstein Company
16Albert Nobbs$3,493266%153$233$2,997,03513Roadside Attractions