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, Sep. 8 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Sep. 8 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Riddick$4,505,150-38%3,107--$1,450$19,030,3751Universal
2Lee Daniels' The Butler$2,073,878-48%3,3300$623$91,403,1064Weinstein Company
3We're the Millers$1,777,397-51%3,4450$516$123,613,9315Warner Bros. / New Line
4Planes$1,206,307-41%3,033-226$398$79,124,9955Disney
5One Direction: This Is Us$1,008,666-46%2,7350$369$23,936,9652Sony / TriStar
6Elysium$795,555-45%2,241-298$355$85,118,5995Sony / TriStar
7Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$677,370-44%2,045-348$331$59,773,3055Fox
8The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones$583,897-43%2,519-599$232$27,851,2043Sony / Screen Gems
9The World's End$567,095-46%1,520-33$373$21,784,1113Focus
10Getaway$521,253-49%2,1355$244$8,680,1632Warner Bros.
11This Is The End$463,426-46%2,1612127$214$98,847,91213Sony / Columbia
12Despicable Me 2$425,255-41%1,050-234$405$357,558,31510Universal
13You're Next$358,219-52%1,902-535$188$16,907,0323Lionsgate
142 Guns$332,025-50%1,165-246$285$72,077,4206Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Sep. 8 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Instructions Not Included$3,208,641-3%717369$4,475$20,360,8932Lionsgate / Pantelion
2The Smurfs 2$293,375-37%949-417$309$68,177,4266Sony / Columbia
3The Grandmaster$286,994-36%80455$357$4,959,0063Weinstein Company
4Closed Circuit$215,399-50%8700$248$5,023,6672Focus
5The Wolverine$179,316-50%698-290$257$129,411,1337Fox
6The Spectacular Now$164,962-46%41530$397$4,775,7366A24
7The Conjuring$160,602-53%716-187$224$135,185,9858Warner Bros. / New Line
8Kick-Ass 2$152,265-48%662-984$230$28,094,5604Universal
9The Ultimate Life$149,113-34%412--$362$659,9121High Top Releasing
10Monsters University$135,582-38%596-1293$227$264,989,13612Disney
11Turbo$132,253-37%358-80$369$80,613,7488Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12World War Z$119,632-40%374-873$320$201,359,01912Paramount
13Jobs$103,002-46%502-800$205$15,524,1284Open Road
14The Way, Way Back$101,778-55%550-104$185$20,409,13310Fox Searchlight
15Pacific Rim$87,734-47%307-94$286$100,860,3909Warner Bros.
16Grown Ups 2$84,308-56%355-116$237$130,648,7219Sony / Columbia
17The Heat$78,495-56%350-43$224$157,896,66611Fox
18In a World...$68,173-48%10211$668$1,669,0325Roadside Attractions
19Now You See Me$48,597-45%205-34$237$117,386,29015Lionsgate / Summit
20R.I.P.D.$41,630-47%1810$230$33,284,6308Universal
21Red 2$36,464-53%250-11$146$52,443,3148Lionsgate / Summit
22Man of Steel$33,636-40%201-83$167$290,925,47113Warner Bros.
23White House Down$28,428-48%168-38$169$72,997,13811Sony / Columbia
24Fruitvale Station$24,962-50%188-106$133$15,760,4879Weinstein Company
25Star Trek Into Darkness$15,558-43%106-852$147$228,756,23217Paramount
26Paranoia$11,845-56%178-214$67$7,192,9604Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Sep. 8 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Satyagraha$26,800-43%79-4$339$673,1372UTV Motion Pictures
2Salinger$22,274-36%4--$5,569$86,9561Weinstein Company
3Chennai Express$15,563-52%53-40$294$5,220,9265UTV Motion Pictures
4Winnie Mandela$14,972-42%32--$468$61,8471RLJ / Image Entertainment
5Afternoon Delight$14,486-42%2523$579$94,9582The Film Arcade
6Epic$12,199-26%56-24$218$107,492,28416Fox
7Populaire$4,082-48%3--$1,361$15,6901Weinstein Company
8Passion$3,981-46%13-1$306$71,8462eOne Films US
9Unfinished Song$3,349-31%214$159$1,647,75412Weinstein Company
10Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$3,01915%196$159$4,279,34814Roadside Attractions
11Contempt (2013 re-issue)$2,189-32%1--$2,189$8,3221Rialto Pictures
12Stories We Tell$1,832-18%95$204$1,591,10718Roadside Attractions
13Savannah$963-6%50$193$29,6733Ketchup Entertainment
14The Servant (2013 re-issue)$470-1%1-1$470$36,6687Rialto Pictures
15Girl Most Likely$43722%21$219$1,378,4268Roadside Attractions
16Mud$43745%4-2$109$21,589,30720Roadside Attractions
17Underdogs (2013)$17-95%10$17$34,8104Freestyle Releasing