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, Oct. 27 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Oct. 27 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Argo$5,289,42335%2,855-392$1,853$57,641,5273Warner Bros.
2Hotel Transylvania$4,226,61866%3,276-108$1,290$127,701,8045Sony / Columbia
3Cloud Atlas$3,708,7699%2,008--$1,847$7,110,9801Warner Bros.
4Paranormal Activity 4$3,559,41314%3,4120$1,043$40,647,7312Paramount
5Taken 2$3,427,19933%2,995-494$1,144$115,392,4524Fox
6Silent Hill: Revelation 3D$2,782,023-22%2,933--$949$6,352,0341Open Road
7Alex Cross$2,319,77938%2,5412$913$18,322,0822Lionsgate / Summit
8Here Comes the Boom$2,300,71544%2,491-523$924$29,003,9303Sony / Columbia
9Sinister$2,131,15923%2,347-195$908$38,315,7863Lionsgate / Summit
10Fun Size$1,705,35128%3,014--$566$3,041,1391Paramount
11Pitch Perfect$1,689,15525%1,999-661$845$50,390,7135Universal
12Frankenweenie$1,044,35672%1,738-624$601$30,994,3324Disney
13Looper$892,54434%1,189-1034$751$60,971,2375Sony / TriStar
14Chasing Mavericks$858,6524%2,002--$429$1,685,7021Fox
15Seven Psychopaths$620,11925%1,003-477$618$11,576,7823CBS Films

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Oct. 27 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Perks of Being A Wallflower$602,87523%736-9$819$10,900,1816Lionsgate / Summit
2End of Watch$134,77332%290-461$465$38,460,3856Open Road
3Trouble with the Curve$130,55624%420-505$311$34,591,3586Warner Bros.
4The Master$118,50956%201-211$590$15,144,6457Weinstein Company
5The Dark Knight Rises$117,25648%291-54$403$447,090,75915Warner Bros.
6ParaNorman$106,49982%280112$380$54,854,55411Focus
7Arbitrage$80,80370%125-44$646$7,301,6577Roadside Attractions
8House at the End of the Street$80,47726%302-444$266$31,025,1866Relativity Media
9Ice Age: Continental Drift$63,45386%192-30$330$160,212,50816Fox
10The Bourne Legacy$59,12537%191-41$310$112,972,23512Universal
11The Campaign$51,67328%222148$233$86,543,47712Warner Bros.
12Resident Evil: Retribution$51,37442%19840$259$42,085,3007Sony / Screen Gems
13The Expendables 2$48,33155%17886$272$84,671,97711Lionsgate
14Atlas Shrugged: Part 2$36,77431%147-798$250$3,178,8383Atlas Distribution
15Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$28,87183%116-33$249$48,638,71213Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Oct. 27 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sessions$99,25949%2016$4,963$325,3652Fox Searchlight
2To the Arctic 3D$31,22821%520$601$9,384,12728Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Intouchables$17,12486%48-12$357$12,874,38223Weinstein Company
4The Possession$15,44528%82-51$188$48,873,9659Lionsgate
5Simon and the Oaks$13,97772%147$998$68,2013The Film Arcade
6Born to Be Wild 3D$12,366-9%300$412$21,139,67082Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Lawless$11,94424%96-88$124$37,330,6499Weinstein Company
8Dredd 3D$8,71242%72-88$121$13,394,8816Lionsgate
9Won't Back Down$6,14141%65-103$94$5,260,3835Fox
10The Other Dream Team$4,27316%141$305$115,9625The Film Arcade
11Moonrise Kingdom$4,21743%15-14$281$45,505,47923Focus
12War of the Buttons (2012)$2,14218%8-27$268$37,2153Weinstein Company
13Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare$1,500-21%4--$375$55,4324Roadside Attractions
14Gayby$76449%10$764$10,6773The Film Collaborative
15Husbands In Goa$600--1-1$600$10,1356UTV Communications
16Barfi!$158--1-9$158$2,804,8047UTV Communications