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. 13 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Oct. 13 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gravity$12,125,859-34%3,66085$3,313$122,323,1752Warner Bros.
2Captain Phillips$6,779,444-35%3,020--$2,245$25,718,3141Sony / Columbia
3Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$4,170,948-31%3,874-127$1,077$77,611,4193Sony / Columbia
4Runner Runner$1,048,278-33%3,0260$346$14,159,2462Fox
5Prisoners$1,006,976-36%2,855-381$353$53,590,2714Warner Bros.
6Machete Kills$987,143-30%2,538--$389$3,837,1831Open Road
7Insidious Chapter 2$681,051-45%2,156-451$316$78,517,5095FilmDistrict
8Rush (2013)$670,950-33%2,130-178$315$22,222,9244Universal
9Don Jon$644,591-33%1,996-426$323$20,170,6033Relativity Media
10Baggage Claim$496,326-49%1,320-710$376$18,230,5403Fox Searchlight
11We're the Millers$269,837-46%1,150-456$235$146,525,20510Warner Bros. / New Line
12The Family (2013)$159,084-38%1,050-973$152$35,808,1945Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Oct. 13 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pulling Strings$533,28610%42841$1,246$4,244,6862Lionsgate / Pantelion
2Enough Said$508,730-41%606169$839$8,162,8554Fox Searchlight
3Instructions Not Included$409,576-2%711-147$576$42,716,4547Lionsgate / Pantelion
4Lee Daniels' The Butler$177,376-36%980-583$181$113,544,4439Weinstein Company
5Grace Unplugged$156,034-27%502-9$311$1,748,6562Roadside Attractions
6Despicable Me 2$143,225-37%434-51$330$363,060,13015Universal
7Romeo and Juliet (2013)$129,125-35%461--$280$520,1161Relativity Media
8Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$99,558-35%404-109$246$66,475,60210Fox
9Riddick$73,100-35%430-365$170$41,658,4206Universal
10Grown Ups 2$72,470-42%261-74$278$132,827,60514Sony / Columbia
11The Smurfs 2$71,690-36%268112$268$70,333,62611Sony / Columbia
12The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete$67,583-38%147--$460$254,2791Lionsgate / Codeblack Films
13The Wolverine$48,357-39%227-14$213$131,844,93412Fox
14Turbo$45,921-35%187-35$246$82,445,35413Fox / DreamWorks Animation
15Battle of the Year$45,147-26%210-697$215$8,792,6564Sony / Screen Gems
162 Guns$32,370-36%166-34$195$75,422,68511Universal
17Besharam$29,851-7%126-91$237$644,1722Reliance Entertainment
18Red 2$26,149-43%168-35$156$53,215,97913Lionsgate / Summit
19The Heat$23,714-47%139-43$171$159,279,40116Fox
20Elysium$23,076-39%140-82$165$92,370,04510Sony / TriStar
21The Conjuring$16,098-49%145-57$111$137,274,46413Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Oct. 13 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Linsanity$14,704-26%167$919$184,3782Ketchup Entertainment
2You're Next$13,491-30%8742$155$18,474,2688Lionsgate
3In a World...$13,136-27%54-24$243$2,780,74110Roadside Attractions
4The Wizard of Oz 3D$10,720-14%50-196$214$5,493,1814Warner Bros.
5A.C.O.D.$10,129-31%1815$563$60,5332The Film Arcade
6Pacific Rim$9,836-29%52-40$189$101,785,48214Warner Bros.
7Haute Cuisine$7,986-16%30-30$266$153,0944Weinstein Company
8The World's End$7,706-48%73-58$106$25,902,9208Focus
9The Way, Way Back$5,897-44%63-68$94$21,425,33615Fox Searchlight
10The Spectacular Now$5,208-30%33-25$158$6,777,90911A24
11We Are What We Are (2013)$4,821-23%135$371$47,5103eOne Films US
12Fruitvale Station$3,514-28%41-35$86$16,072,92414Weinstein Company
13Salinger$2,881-24%16-5$180$575,7756Weinstein Company
14The Grandmaster$2,585-12%16-19$162$6,585,4518Weinstein Company
15Thanks for Sharing$2,421-22%16-49$151$1,032,4814Roadside Attractions
16Populaire$1,304-43%21-37$62$166,9056Weinstein Company
17The Wicker Man: The Final Cut$577-27%20$289$18,8303Rialto Pictures
18C.O.G.$83-48%1-3$83$55,3014Screen Media / Focus World
19Cassadaga$62-67%3--$21$1,6781Archstone Distribution