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 Fri, Jul. 13 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 13 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age: Continental Drift$16,728,341--3,881--$4,310$16,728,3411Fox
2The Amazing Spider-Man$10,198,41266%4,3180$2,362$176,070,6592Sony / Columbia
3Ted (2012)$6,903,27084%3,30347$2,090$143,749,6653Universal
4Magic Mike$3,407,13739%3,090-30$1,103$86,227,2123Warner Bros.
5Brave$3,289,27527%3,392-499$970$188,190,0724Disney
6Savages$2,740,40093%2,6357$1,040$25,471,8502Universal
7Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$1,794,27981%2,004-157$895$51,821,9733Lionsgate
8Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$1,313,66031%2,7322$481$16,166,5972Paramount
9Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$1,067,5623%2,285-576$467$201,299,2846Paramount / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jul. 13 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$1,044,576110%92440$1,130$29,823,0718Focus
2Marvel's The Avengers$395,43437%747-378$529$612,657,16611Disney
3Snow White and the Huntsman$311,42054%677-475$460$150,919,9507Universal
4Prometheus$278,61919%559-546$498$123,607,3806Fox
5Men in Black 3$269,98734%497-382$543$174,182,0508Sony / Columbia
6People Like Us$239,080-20%961-1094$249$10,640,3033Disney / DreamWorks
7Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$228,359-15%655-1002$349$35,376,4484Fox
8The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$167,92259%342-17$491$42,557,69811Fox Searchlight
9That's My Boy$101,28335%172-228$589$36,515,3385Sony / Columbia
10Safety Not Guaranteed$94,179206%18273$517$2,376,7696FilmDistrict
11Rock of Ages$85,2974%255-446$334$37,373,2925Warner Bros. / New Line
12The Hunger Games$81,31556%212-16$384$404,666,21117Lionsgate
13Battleship$74,09580%228-21$325$64,569,6509Universal
14Dark Shadows$67,60340%239-64$283$77,108,86510Warner Bros.
15What to Expect When You're Expecting$56,63763%221-15$256$40,610,2879Lionsgate
16The Pirates! Band of Misfits$55,026--232-25$237$30,347,04312Sony / Columbia
17Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$48,72074%168-7$290$213,650,98020Universal
18The Dictator$31,42739%161-25$195$59,432,4049Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jul. 13 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Beasts of the Southern Wild$212,290456%8162$2,621$1,114,4303Fox Searchlight
2The Intouchables$88,146152%8323$1,062$3,313,3018Weinstein Company
3To the Arctic 3D$66,279-6%520$1,275$5,381,50813Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Bol Bachchan$61,256--980$625$836,6782Fox International Pictures
5The Obama Effect$52,922--25--$2,117$52,9221ARC Entertainment
6The Three Stooges$40,137327%72-4$557$43,987,58314Fox
7Born to Be Wild 3D$21,72153%330$658$19,920,62167Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Mirror Mirror$16,99626%91-28$187$64,723,23116Relativity Media
9For Greater Glory$13,791106%423$328$5,453,5617ARC Entertainment
10The Lucky One (2012)$7,001-13%41-31$171$60,429,38513Warner Bros.
11Easy Money (2012)$5,846266%2--$2,923$8,9451Weinstein Company
12Chernobyl Diaries$5,42066%23-15$236$18,103,4528Warner Bros.
13The Imposter$5,264--1--$5,264$5,2641Indomina Releasing
14A Cat In Paris$3,810--18--$212$195,3427GKIDS
15Crooked Arrows$2,07993%9-2$231$1,827,6889Branded/Peck Films