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 Sun, Oct. 28 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Oct. 28 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Argo$2,868,820-46%2,855-392$1,005$60,510,3473Warner Bros.
2Hotel Transylvania$2,678,551-37%3,276-108$818$130,380,3555Sony / Columbia
3Cloud Atlas$2,501,267-33%2,008--$1,246$9,612,2471Warner Bros.
4Paranormal Activity 4$1,819,820-49%3,4120$533$42,467,5512Paramount
5Taken 2$1,713,125-50%2,995-494$572$117,105,5774Fox
6Silent Hill: Revelation 3D$1,671,002-40%2,933--$570$8,023,0361Open Road
7Here Comes the Boom$1,316,566-43%2,491-523$529$30,320,4963Sony / Columbia
8Alex Cross$1,130,095-51%2,5412$445$19,452,1772Lionsgate / Summit
9Sinister$1,125,268-47%2,347-195$479$39,441,0543Lionsgate / Summit
10Fun Size$1,059,878-38%3,014--$352$4,101,0171Paramount
11Pitch Perfect$909,545-46%1,999-661$455$51,300,2585Universal
12Frankenweenie$804,425-23%1,738-624$463$31,798,7574Disney
13Chasing Mavericks$582,572-32%2,002--$291$2,268,2741Fox
14Looper$542,596-39%1,189-1034$456$61,513,8335Sony / TriStar
15Seven Psychopaths$383,076-38%1,003-477$382$11,959,8583CBS Films

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Oct. 28 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Perks of Being A Wallflower$356,991-41%736-9$485$11,257,1726Lionsgate / Summit
2End of Watch$95,609-29%290-461$330$38,555,9946Open Road
3ParaNorman$78,478-26%280112$280$54,933,03211Focus
4Trouble with the Curve$68,869-47%420-505$164$34,660,2276Warner Bros.
5The Dark Knight Rises$67,595-42%291-54$232$447,158,35415Warner Bros.
6The Master$64,007-46%201-211$318$15,208,6527Weinstein Company
7Ice Age: Continental Drift$43,224-32%192-30$225$160,255,73216Fox
8Arbitrage$39,615-51%125-44$317$7,341,2727Roadside Attractions
9The Campaign$38,439-26%222148$173$86,581,91612Warner Bros.
10Resident Evil: Retribution$34,378-33%19840$174$42,119,6787Sony / Screen Gems
11The Expendables 2$33,427-31%17886$188$84,705,40411Lionsgate
12House at the End of the Street$30,071-63%302-444$100$31,055,2576Relativity Media
13The Bourne Legacy$29,605-50%191-41$155$113,001,84012Universal
14Atlas Shrugged: Part 2$27,515-25%147-798$187$3,206,3533Atlas Distribution
15Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$19,950-31%116-33$172$48,658,66213Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Oct. 28 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sessions$51,631-48%2016$2,582$376,9962Fox Searchlight
2To the Arctic 3D$23,893-23%520$459$9,408,02028Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Intouchables$10,649-38%48-12$222$12,885,03123Weinstein Company
4Born to Be Wild 3D$9,974-19%300$332$21,149,64482Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Lawless$7,400-38%96-88$77$37,338,0499Weinstein Company
6Simon and the Oaks$7,117-49%147$508$75,3183The Film Arcade
7Dredd 3D$6,802-22%72-88$94$13,401,6836Lionsgate
8The Possession$6,032-61%82-51$74$48,879,9979Lionsgate
9Won't Back Down$3,710-40%65-103$57$5,264,0935Fox
10The Other Dream Team$3,691-14%141$264$119,6535The Film Arcade
11Moonrise Kingdom$2,386-43%15-14$159$45,507,86523Focus
12War of the Buttons (2012)$1,446-32%8-27$181$38,6613Weinstein Company
13Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare$934-38%4--$234$56,3664Roadside Attractions
14Gayby$393-49%10$393$11,0703The Film Collaborative
15Barfi!$70-56%1-9$70$2,804,8747UTV Communications