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 Wed, Jul. 18 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 18 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age: Continental Drift$5,105,534-25%3,881--$1,316$63,802,9961Fox
2The Amazing Spider-Man$4,021,753-26%4,3180$931$214,314,7842Sony / Columbia
3Ted (2012)$2,658,885-20%3,30347$805$168,173,7753Universal
4Brave$1,629,097-19%3,392-499$480$200,705,3604Disney
5Magic Mike$1,463,152-15%3,090-30$474$96,325,8313Warner Bros.
6Savages$1,080,350-23%2,6357$410$35,812,9952Universal
7Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$686,809-18%2,7322$251$20,841,8622Paramount
8Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$588,356-20%2,285-576$257$205,729,9866Paramount / DreamWorks
9Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$569,483-20%2,004-157$284$57,505,5433Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Jul. 18 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$437,232-18%92440$473$33,886,2288Focus
2Shut Up and Play the Hits$345,000--160--$2,156$345,0000Oscilloscope
3Marvel's The Avengers$194,838-12%747-378$261$614,265,45311Disney
4Snow White and the Huntsman$128,630-15%677-475$190$152,046,8207Universal
5Prometheus$124,533-17%559-546$223$124,708,0606Fox
6People Like Us$111,614-19%961-1094$116$11,539,4863Disney / DreamWorks
7Men in Black 3$99,978-21%497-382$201$175,121,4258Sony / Columbia
8The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$97,056-22%342-17$284$43,345,93211Fox Searchlight
9Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$95,561-13%655-1002$146$36,222,7384Fox
10The Hunger Games$45,630-5%212-16$215$405,000,34317Lionsgate
11Safety Not Guaranteed$40,304-16%18273$221$2,750,0896FilmDistrict
12Dark Shadows$35,809-6%239-64$150$77,376,45110Warner Bros.
13Battleship$34,200-6%228-21$150$64,838,6909Universal
14Rock of Ages$32,144-10%255-446$126$37,656,4465Warner Bros. / New Line
15Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$29,400-13%168-7$175$213,830,74020Universal
16What to Expect When You're Expecting$27,903-9%221-15$126$40,814,2689Lionsgate
17The Dictator$16,769-4%161-25$104$59,554,2599Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Jul. 18 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Beasts of the Southern Wild$102,564-12%8162$1,266$2,002,9623Fox Searchlight
2To the Arctic 3D$71,423-3%520$1,374$5,717,20113Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Intouchables$47,315-5%8323$570$3,718,2248Weinstein Company
4Born to Be Wild 3D$17,2899%330$524$20,003,29467Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Three Stooges$16,17431%72-4$225$44,093,33614Fox
6For Greater Glory$11,2970%423$269$5,525,8657ARC Entertainment
7Mirror Mirror$10,517-12%91-28$116$64,788,67016Relativity Media
8The Lucky One (2012)$3,509-6%41-31$86$60,453,34913Warner Bros.
9The Obama Effect$2,886-15%25--$115$94,4471ARC Entertainment
10Easy Money (2012)$2,282-8%21$1,141$35,0321Weinstein Company
11A Cat In Paris$2,240-5%18--$124$215,7597GKIDS
12Chernobyl Diaries$1,457-14%23-15$63$18,117,8198Warner Bros.
13Crooked Arrows$365-41%9-2$41$1,831,5649Branded/Peck Films