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, May. 19 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 19 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Marvel's The Avengers$23,587,06955%4,249-100$5,551$440,844,5303Disney
2Battleship$9,723,15011%3,690--$2,635$18,505,3751Universal
3The Dictator$6,651,24716%3,008--$2,211$19,420,0811Paramount
4Dark Shadows$5,311,70639%3,7550$1,415$47,270,3302Warner Bros.
5What to Expect When You're Expecting$4,087,2776%3,021--$1,353$7,936,0511Lionsgate
6The Hunger Games$1,270,64954%2,064-467$616$390,726,1569Lionsgate
7Think Like a Man$1,164,96744%1,722-330$677$85,160,0235Sony / Screen Gems
8The Lucky One (2012)$732,95523%2,005-834$366$56,487,1605Warner Bros.
9The Pirates! Band of Misfits$652,19985%1,840-1239$354$24,916,6954Sony / Columbia
10The Five-Year Engagement$464,12539%1,175-1394$395$26,791,6354Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, May. 19 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$1,353,73055%354176$3,824$7,224,1393Fox Searchlight
2Chimpanzee$274,09550%895-664$306$26,797,5295Disneynature
3The Three Stooges$204,02871%594-822$343$41,717,3176Fox
4Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$200,87071%379-76$530$210,051,09512Universal
5Wrath of the Titans$190,95945%36095$530$82,366,9918Warner Bros.
6Girl in Progress$181,76547%3220$564$1,983,0522Lionsgate / Pantelion
7Mirror Mirror$173,14875%407-200$425$61,419,4918Relativity Media
8The Cabin in the Woods$160,58641%448-581$358$40,444,9096Lionsgate
921 Jump Street$142,82041%261-328$547$135,601,51710Sony / Columbia
10Safe (2012)$116,01054%503-1187$231$16,487,3444Lionsgate
11American Reunion$108,75539%290-231$375$56,418,1057Universal
12The Raven$103,41142%432-1456$239$15,485,2634Relativity Media
13Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$92,32074%245-15$377$102,797,81315Warner Bros. / New Line
14Salmon Fishing in the Yemen$41,95562%134-66$313$8,694,06111CBS Films
15Lockout$37,45738%191-64$196$14,268,1526Open Road
16Bully (2012)$27,049-37%204-59$133$3,099,6688Weinstein Company
17A Thousand Words$25,56083%110-17$232$18,357,11911Paramount
18The Artist$11,13756%103-648$108$44,540,88226Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, May. 19 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Crooked Arrows$87,422-26%55--$1,589$205,9631Branded/Peck Films
2To the Arctic 3D$71,115-15%490$1,451$1,773,0605Warner Bros. / IMAX
3This Means War$28,66849%90-42$319$54,659,99914Fox
4Titanic 3D$20,49347%70-87$293$57,720,0477Paramount
5Born to Be Wild 3D$17,244-38%340$507$18,904,99259Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Act of Valor$16,71855%96-22$174$69,952,99913Relativity Media
7Sound of My Voice$11,91124%37-9$322$240,3704Fox Searchlight
8Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day$5,65565%17-6$333$1,198,2106Code Black Entertainment
9Friends With Kids$4,36051%25-11$174$7,222,80811Roadside Attractions
10Kalakalappu @ Masala Cafe$4,34480%8-2$543$28,1292UTV Communications
11The Road (2012)$2,44048%10-40$244$86,8382Freestyle Releasing
12Coriolanus$2,11954%8-3$265$748,02218Weinstein Company
13Lovely Molly$2,035-78%5--$407$11,2171Image Entertainment
14Undefeated$1,66947%9-4$185$547,17814Weinstein Company
15Blue Like Jazz$78536%7-4$112$592,1236Roadside Attractions
16Red Tails$27619%3-6$92$49,868,26818Fox
17Touchback$272114%3-3$91$204,0406Anchor Bay Films
18Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$120700%1-11$120$43,455,75815Fox