Grosses

'Rio 2' Wins Close Three-Way Race on Monday with $2.68MApril 22, 2014 12:25 PM

by Daniel Garris

After placing in a close third over the weekend, Fox's Rio 2 moved back into first place on Monday with $2.68 million. The 3D computer animated sequel from Blue Sky Studios was down just 43 percent from Sunday and essentially unchanged from last Monday, as the Monday after Easter is traditionally a very strong day for family films. Rio 2 has grossed a very solid $77.72 million through eleven days of release. That places the film 8 percent behind the $84.15 million eleven-day take of 2011's Rio (which fell 42 percent to take in $3.34 million on the Monday after Easter).

Disney's Captain America: The Winter Soldier placed in a very close second with $2.595 million. The blockbuster 3D superhero sequel from Marvel was down 55 percent from Sunday and down a healthy 25 percent from last Monday. Captain America: The Winter Soldier has grossed $203.096 million through 18 days and will soon surpass the $206.36 million final domestic gross of last year's Thor: The Dark World. The Winter Soldier is currently running 22 percent ahead of the $169.28 million 18-day take of The Dark World.

Heaven is for Real took third place on Monday with $2.49 million. The low-budget faith-based drama from Sony was down 61 percent from Sunday, which was quite understandable given the film's strong daily hold on Easter Sunday. Heaven is for Real surpassed the $30 million mark yesterday and continues to outpace expectations with an impressive six-day start of $32.04 million. That is 15.5 percent stronger than the $27.73 million six-day take of 2010's The Last Song. With the aid of strong word of mouth, Heaven is for Real is likely to hold up nicely going forward.

Warner's Transcendence claimed fourth place with $0.997 million. The pricey sci-fi film starring Johnny Depp was down 56 percent from Sunday. Transcendence has grossed an extremely disappointing $11.88 million in its first four days of release. That represents a very poor performance given the film's price tag and is quite similar to the $12.86 million four-day start of 2007's Grindhouse. Given its performance thus far, Transcendence looks to fade away from theatres quickly.

Open Road's A Haunted House 2 rounded out the day's top five with $0.665 million. The low-budget horror comedy sequel starring Marlon Wayans fell 62 percent from Sunday, which represented one of the day's poorer daily percentage holds among wide releases. A Haunted House 2 is performing below expectations with a four-day start of $9.51 million and is currently running 50 percent behind the $19.08 million four-day start of last year's A Haunted House.

After a lackluster start over the weekend, Bears experienced the day's strongest percentage hold among wide releases, as it was down just 28 percent from Sunday to land in sixth with $0.653 million. The latest nature documentary from Disneynature should have another great hold today thanks to Earth Day. Bears has grossed $5.43 million in four days, which places it 18.5 percent behind the $6.66 million four-day take of 2011's African Cats.

Daily Domestic Gross Sat, Jun. 1 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 1 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fast & Furious 6$14,043,66031%3,68628$3,810$160,627,8752Universal
2Now You See Me$10,842,6128%2,925--$3,707$20,904,3011Lionsgate / Summit
3After Earth$10,267,4764%3,401--$3,019$20,108,1271Sony / Columbia
4Star Trek Into Darkness$7,124,81960%3,585-322$1,987$176,335,3613Paramount
5Epic$7,122,79871%3,89412$1,829$60,041,2772Fox
6The Hangover Part III$6,503,55224%3,56510$1,824$83,893,8992Warner Bros.
7Iron Man 3$3,640,32062%2,895-529$1,257$382,638,4515Disney
8The Great Gatsby (2013)$2,632,02634%2,635-455$999$126,585,6544Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jun. 1 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$542,91669%579-133$938$16,524,5666Roadside Attractions
2The Croods$291,45770%506-502$576$180,386,28911Fox / DreamWorks Animation
342 (2013)$218,94254%501-414$437$92,180,7508Warner Bros.
4Oblivion (2013)$173,05040%357-215$485$87,969,3457Universal
5G.I. Joe: Retaliation$119,32556%286-60$417$121,507,60110Paramount
6Escape From Planet Earth$84,46372%268-78$315$56,260,67016Weinstein Company
7Pain and Gain$69,53934%207-796$336$49,016,2816Paramount
8Identity Thief$57,75054%150-37$385$134,421,42517Universal
9The Call$49,20656%138-28$357$51,719,48612Sony / TriStar
10Olympus Has Fallen$39,93357%149-60$268$97,842,06211FilmDistrict
11The Place Beyond the Pines$36,33064%103-25$353$21,109,51410Focus
12The Big Wedding$32,96866%126-139$262$21,264,0136Lionsgate
13Jack the Giant Slayer$31,35158%143-42$219$65,090,68414Warner Bros. / New Line
14Tyler Perry Presents Peeples$30,38454%121-364$251$9,022,9864Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jun. 1 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kon-Tiki$61,09370%7410$826$853,6316Weinstein Company
2Stories We Tell$52,50476%3913$1,346$869,3624Roadside Attractions
3The East$33,05770%4--$8,264$52,5561Fox Searchlight
4The Sapphires$25,45263%58-3$439$2,193,46511Weinstein Company
5The Kings of Summer$23,21931%4--$5,805$40,9901CBS Films
6Not Today$16,932-3%1813$941$233,3858Freestyle Releasing
7Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$16,47449%381$434$372,0515eOne Films US
8We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks$12,57673%117$1,143$62,6662Focus World
9To the Arctic 3D$8,997-53%520$173$12,687,96359Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Scary Movie 5$7,28338%51-120$143$31,406,3328Weinstein / Dimension
11Quartet$4,787102%17-13$282$18,259,14121Weinstein Company
12Evil Dead$4,65427%40-18$116$54,132,7639Sony / TriStar
13Born to Be Wild 3D$4,428-35%300$148$22,721,123113Warner Bros. / IMAX
14Spring Breakers$4,17229%40-30$104$14,109,49612A24
15From Up on Poppy Hill$3,88255%12-12$324$978,95712GKIDS
16Silver Linings Playbook$3,36935%23-12$146$132,086,65029Weinstein Company
17Admission$1,9176%12-14$160$18,002,33011Focus
18Emperor$1,70386%6-2$284$3,340,66213Roadside Attractions
19Girl Rising$640-82%30-33$21$1,344,34713Gathr Films
20Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan$623709%2--$312$7001Cinema Purgatorio
21A Pig Across Paris (2013 re-issue)$354103%10$354$17,4742Rialto Pictures
22The Painting (2013)$57375%1-5$57$20,7554GKIDS