'Captain America 2' Leads Strong Tuesday with $4.73M; 'Rio 2' #2 with $4.26MApril 16, 2014 12:16 PM

by Daniel Garris

Captain America: The Winter Solider took in $4.73 million on Tuesday to continue to lead the daily box office. The blockbuster 3D superhero sequel from Disney and Marvel was up 36 percent over Monday and down a healthy 32 percent from last Tuesday. Midweek grosses continued to be stronger than usual in general on Tuesday due in part to Holy Week. Captain America: The Winter Soldier has grossed a strong $167.07 million through twelve days. That places the film 11 percent ahead of the $150.04 million twelve-day take of last year's Thor: The Dark World.

Fox's Rio 2 held steady in second place with $4.26 million. The 3D computer animated sequel from Blue Sky Studios was up a terrific 60 percent over Monday's performance, as family films held up especially well on Tuesday. Rio 2 has grossed $46.26 million through five days of release. That is in line with pre-release expectations and places the film a slim 1 percent behind the $46.68 million five-day start of 2011's Rio (which increased 28 percent on its first Tuesday to gross $4.18 million).

Draft Day was up 43 percent and one spot from Monday to claim third on Tuesday with $1.25 million. Lionsgate's modestly budgeted sports drama starring Kevin Costner has grossed $11.91 million in five days. That is a bit below expectations, but the film will hope to build upon Tuesday's strong hold going forward. Draft Day is currently running 16 percent behind the $14.21 million five-day take of recent Costner vehicle 3 Days to Kill.

Oculus was up 21 percent, but still down one spot from Tuesday to place in fourth with $1.15 million. The low-budget R-rated horror film from Relativity has grossed a solid $14.099 million in its first five days of release. Oculus continues to perform very similar to Relativity's House at the End of the Street, which grossed $13.84 million in its first five days of release back in September of 2012.

Paramount's Noah rounded out the day's top five with $1.04 million. The Darren Aronofsky directed biblical epic starring Russell Crowe was up 47 percent over Monday and down 37 percent from last Tuesday. Noah has grossed $86.73 million in 19 days, which leaves it $13.27 million away from reaching the $100 million domestic milestone.

Divergent followed closely behind in sixth with $1.01 million. Lionsgate's successful young adult adaptation starring Shailene Woodley was up 50 percent from Monday down only 2 percent from last Tuesday. The 26-day total for Divergent stands at $126.43 million.

Daily Domestic Gross Sun, Aug. 26 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 26 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Expendables 2$3,989,596-29%3,35539$1,189$52,237,5232Lionsgate
3The Bourne Legacy$2,484,755-40%3,654-99$680$85,522,2203Universal
4The Dark Knight Rises$2,087,520-34%2,606-551$801$422,255,2186Warner Bros.
5The Odd Life of Timothy Green$2,002,243-35%2,5980$771$27,077,0422Disney
6The Campaign$1,994,695-39%3,30247$604$64,575,5693Warner Bros.
7Premium Rush$1,634,689-33%2,255--$725$6,030,1641Sony / Columbia
8Hope Springs (2012)$1,490,641-41%2,40241$621$44,806,5713Sony / Columbia
9Hit and Run$1,246,208-33%2,870--$434$5,719,2561Open Road
10Sparkle (2012)$1,005,405-43%2,2440$448$18,656,8962Sony / TriStar
11Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$646,409-34%1,965-772$329$42,883,5174Fox
12Ice Age: Continental Drift$539,006-29%1,550-724$348$153,500,0767Fox
13Total Recall (2012)$461,848-40%1,576-858$293$55,173,7734Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Aug. 26 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Apparition$593,448-45%810--$733$2,841,4881Warner Bros.
2Ted (2012)$227,070-47%783-386$290$214,762,8059Universal
3Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$176,187-33%374-32$471$213,689,06212Paramount / DreamWorks
5Beasts of the Southern Wild$146,161-26%212-24$689$8,859,7189Fox Searchlight
6The Amazing Spider-Man$133,183-37%418-180$319$258,355,8278Sony / Columbia
7Step Up Revolution$131,380-40%428-477$307$33,703,3215Lionsgate / Summit
8Ek Tha Tiger$121,433-36%1191$1,020$2,347,7742Yash Raj Films
9Moonrise Kingdom$111,138-37%33250$335$43,671,69714Focus
10The Intouchables$99,838-40%1940$515$10,446,57514Weinstein Company
11Men in Black 3$68,358-35%232-26$295$178,515,57714Sony / Columbia
12Magic Mike$61,239-34%355100$173$113,086,5449Warner Bros.
13The Watch$51,389-53%250-263$206$33,465,2355Fox
14Ruby Sparks$44,362-41%135-83$329$2,105,3805Fox Searchlight
15Snow White and the Huntsman$38,825-45%194-50$200$154,917,25513Universal
16The Hunger Games$31,375-38%189-41$166$407,884,01123Lionsgate
17The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$27,573-31%112-16$246$45,753,83617Fox Searchlight
19Nitro Circus The Movie 3D$20,691-37%130-294$159$3,296,6283ARC Entertainment
20Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$13,023-56%106-93$123$65,054,6389Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Aug. 26 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cosmopolis$42,800-28%6360$679$448,3492Entertainment One Films
2To the Arctic 3D$39,476-29%520$759$7,955,83419Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$15,388-32%75-30$205$37,397,11710Fox
5Born to Be Wild 3D$13,868-22%330$420$20,675,87473Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Safety Not Guaranteed$11,960-45%540$221$3,754,73712FilmDistrict
7Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$8,877-22%66-74$135$25,309,9108Paramount
8Little White Lies$7,546-33%3--$2,515$25,6541MPI Media
9Easy Money (2012)$2,067-50%50$413$180,2077Weinstein Company
10A Cat In Paris$1,290-26%6-1$215$302,81213GKIDS