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 Fri, Feb. 8 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Feb. 8 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Identity Thief$11,087,755--3,141--$3,530$11,087,7551Universal
2Warm Bodies$3,267,700221%3,0090$1,086$28,392,7822Lionsgate / Summit
3Side Effects (2013)$2,800,011--2,605--$1,075$2,800,0111Open Road
4Silver Linings Playbook$1,605,358110%2,8090$572$84,699,59713Weinstein Company
5Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$1,391,45091%3,285-90$424$39,474,3033Paramount
6Mama$1,191,265217%2,677-104$445$60,913,4104Universal
7Zero Dark Thirty$963,100114%2,562-309$376$80,523,6908Sony / Columbia
8Django Unchained$554,88591%1,502-275$369$152,768,0177Weinstein Company
9Argo$553,977162%1,405470$394$121,787,59018Warner Bros.
10Bullet to the Head$515,41059%2,4040$214$6,706,4322Warner Bros.
11Parker$471,04454%2,004-234$235$14,451,6973FilmDistrict
12Lincoln$427,41376%1,517-239$282$172,174,88214Disney / DreamWorks
13Les Miserables (2012)$376,22063%1,447-401$260$142,804,3757Universal
14The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$309,52784%1,001-299$309$297,174,5799Warner Bros. / New Line
15Parental Guidance$240,950160%1,219-261$198$73,513,4407Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Feb. 8 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Top Gun 3D$527,122--300--$1,757$527,1221Paramount
2Life of Pi$374,250119%92422$405$107,158,75512Fox
3The Impossible$240,722104%739-26$326$15,951,4668Lionsgate / Summit
4Gangster Squad$230,99522%942-683$245$44,164,8355Warner Bros.
5Quartet$226,92068%24442$930$4,286,4075Weinstein Company
6Wreck-It Ralph$201,680495%75797$266$183,550,39515Disney
7A Haunted House$191,02389%913-588$209$38,411,4165Open Road
8Stand Up Guys$172,19234%67011$257$2,291,9562Lionsgate / Roadside
9Broken City$123,643-5%755-1031$164$18,867,1074Fox
10Skyfall$115,047--370-55$311$303,140,95314Sony / Columbia
11Movie 43$84,906-40%777-1246$109$8,466,3693Relativity Media
12Jack Reacher$70,529128%307-143$230$78,951,7708Paramount
13This is 40$56,99090%278-95$205$67,118,0058Universal
14Rise of The Guardians$46,127246%275-32$168$100,657,75112Paramount / DreamWorks
15Hyde Park on Hudson$34,61648%130-14$266$5,730,04810Focus
16The Guilt Trip$31,27083%225-66$139$36,618,8078Paramount
17Hotel Transylvania$31,010--191-33$162$148,022,81220Sony / Columbia
18Texas Chainsaw 3D$25,697681%18564$139$34,109,7466Lionsgate
19Here Comes the Boom$25,487--144-31$177$45,121,86318Sony / Columbia
20The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$24,745102%160-29$155$291,354,21313Lionsgate / Summit
21The Last Stand$24,308-5%239-450$102$11,835,7164Lionsgate
22Flight$16,25730%115-85$141$93,707,02815Paramount
23Red Dawn (2012)$14,928112%105-48$142$44,711,34512FilmDistrict

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Feb. 8 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1ABCD - Any Body Can Dance$20,121--25--$805$20,1211UTV Motion Pictures
2To the Arctic 3D$19,015123%520$366$11,126,89143Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Race 2$18,82261%63-76$299$1,461,7553UTV Motion Pictures
4Anna Karenina (2012)$15,08221%911$166$12,632,76513Focus
5Born to Be Wild 3D$9,965219%300$332$21,890,74297Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Lost in Thailand$9,098--35--$260$9,0981WAMCR
7Playing For Keeps (2012)$8,50830%81-67$105$13,062,02810FilmDistrict
8Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$6,82869%47-3$145$12,471,5228Paramount
9Hitchcock$5,25830%36-8$146$5,909,51712Fox Searchlight
10The Master$4,782-6%291$165$16,228,18322Weinstein Company
11Taken 2$4,05124%35-48$116$139,829,84819Fox
12The Sessions$2,8596%18-11$159$5,924,97517Fox Searchlight
13A Late Quartet$1,936-10%120$161$1,507,15215Entertainment One / RKO
14Pitch Perfect$1,0503%15-26$70$64,995,52320Universal
15LUV$455-25%3-5$152$155,2024Indomina Media
16Brief Reunion$165--1--$165$4,3824Striped Entertainment