'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 Mon, Oct. 1 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Oct. 1 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hotel Transylvania$1,798,753-86%3,349--$537$44,320,9471Sony / Columbia
2Looper$1,768,621-66%2,992--$591$22,570,1731Sony / TriStar
3End of Watch$701,041-66%2,78050$252$26,681,7512Open Road
4Trouble with the Curve$517,251-68%3,2120$161$23,990,5982Warner Bros.
5House at the End of the Street$379,734-73%3,0830$123$22,573,0502Relativity Media
6Resident Evil: Retribution$282,506-66%2,381-635$119$38,973,7953Sony / Screen Gems
7Dredd 3D$252,778-63%2,55751$99$11,201,3412Lionsgate
8Finding Nemo 3D$226,749-80%2,639-265$86$36,671,5553Disney
9Won't Back Down$200,125-66%2,515--$80$2,803,4951Fox
10Lawless$92,238-55%1,503-1111$61$36,369,6855Weinstein Company
11The Possession$87,750-69%1,618-980$54$47,499,4725Lionsgate
12The Odd Life of Timothy Green$48,767-72%1,187-565$41$49,759,8047Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Oct. 1 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pitch Perfect$378,550-70%335--$1,130$5,527,9831Universal
2The Master$211,725-66%85668$247$9,780,3493Weinstein Company
3The Perks of Being A Wallflower$82,628-69%10298$810$1,511,4132Lionsgate / Summit
4The Dark Knight Rises$73,167-62%655-293$112$444,450,82711Warner Bros.
5Arbitrage$64,835-69%25612$253$5,179,5373Roadside Attractions
6The Bourne Legacy$53,560-68%824-607$65$111,753,5158Universal
7The Campaign$41,419-59%630-620$66$85,940,9398Warner Bros.
8The Expendables 2$39,802-72%815-1005$49$84,065,1497Lionsgate
9Ice Age: Continental Drift$21,615-82%387-33$56$159,102,48112Fox
10Ted (2012)$16,875-61%225-68$75$218,135,42514Universal
11Barfi!$12,560-85%127-3$99$2,474,5683UTV Communications
12The Intouchables$11,303-68%121-35$93$12,482,65619Weinstein Company
13The Words$11,236-70%278-969$40$11,446,1034CBS Films
14Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$10,254-81%332-42$31$48,044,9659Fox
15Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$7,111-84%203-37$35$216,103,45517Paramount / DreamWorks
16Hit and Run$4,516-57%132-159$34$13,718,6536Open Road
17Step Up Revolution$4,296-76%110-72$39$35,061,62810Lionsgate / Summit
18The Cold Light of Day$3,277-59%104-51$32$3,752,3384Lionsgate / Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Oct. 1 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$11,133-66%520$214$8,817,51824Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Beasts of the Southern Wild$6,939-63%69-63$101$11,036,86914Fox Searchlight
3Moonrise Kingdom$5,943-63%82-38$72$45,300,83119Focus
4For A Good Time, Call...$5,887-59%84-21$70$1,210,9325Focus
5The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$5,237-53%32-15$164$46,319,21322Fox Searchlight
6Thaandavam$4,816-81%45--$107$133,8601UTV Communications
7Heroine$4,033-78%97-17$42$564,3182UTV Communications
810 Years$3,885-58%6320$62$181,9203Anchor Bay Films
9The Watch$3,868-54%46-31$84$34,291,15210Fox
10Born to Be Wild 3D$3,548-58%330$108$20,933,10378Warner Bros. / IMAX
11The Apparition$3,204-70%6530$49$4,904,4876Warner Bros.
12Ruby Sparks$2,004-4%17-26$118$2,500,10210Fox Searchlight
13Indiana Jones and The Raiders of the Lost Ark: The IMAX Experience$1,665-72%40-45$42$3,116,7804Paramount
14Safety Not Guaranteed$1,336-57%34-6$39$3,982,10617FilmDistrict
15Cosmopolis$6469%5-4$129$762,1987Entertainment One Films
16Toys in the Attic$290-88%60$48$60,0674Hannover House
17Nitro Circus The Movie 3D$286-25%70$41$3,374,8258ARC Entertainment
18Husbands In Goa$45-91%4-3$11$7,5002UTV Communications