'Captain America 2' Leads Strong Tuesday with $4.73M; 'Rio 2' #2 with $4.26MApril 16, 2014 12:16 PM

by Daniel Garris

Captain America: The Winter Solider took in $4.73 million on Tuesday to continue to lead the daily box office. The blockbuster 3D superhero sequel from Disney and Marvel was up 36 percent over Monday and down a healthy 32 percent from last Tuesday. Midweek grosses continued to be stronger than usual in general on Tuesday due in part to Holy Week. Captain America: The Winter Soldier has grossed a strong $167.07 million through twelve days. That places the film 11 percent ahead of the $150.04 million twelve-day take of last year's Thor: The Dark World.

Fox's Rio 2 held steady in second place with $4.26 million. The 3D computer animated sequel from Blue Sky Studios was up a terrific 60 percent over Monday's performance, as family films held up especially well on Tuesday. Rio 2 has grossed $46.26 million through five days of release. That is in line with pre-release expectations and places the film a slim 1 percent behind the $46.68 million five-day start of 2011's Rio (which increased 28 percent on its first Tuesday to gross $4.18 million).

Draft Day was up 43 percent and one spot from Monday to claim third on Tuesday with $1.25 million. Lionsgate's modestly budgeted sports drama starring Kevin Costner has grossed $11.91 million in five days. That is a bit below expectations, but the film will hope to build upon Tuesday's strong hold going forward. Draft Day is currently running 16 percent behind the $14.21 million five-day take of recent Costner vehicle 3 Days to Kill.

Oculus was up 21 percent, but still down one spot from Tuesday to place in fourth with $1.15 million. The low-budget R-rated horror film from Relativity has grossed a solid $14.099 million in its first five days of release. Oculus continues to perform very similar to Relativity's House at the End of the Street, which grossed $13.84 million in its first five days of release back in September of 2012.

Paramount's Noah rounded out the day's top five with $1.04 million. The Darren Aronofsky directed biblical epic starring Russell Crowe was up 47 percent over Monday and down 37 percent from last Tuesday. Noah has grossed $86.73 million in 19 days, which leaves it $13.27 million away from reaching the $100 million domestic milestone.

Divergent followed closely behind in sixth with $1.01 million. Lionsgate's successful young adult adaptation starring Shailene Woodley was up 50 percent from Monday down only 2 percent from last Tuesday. The 26-day total for Divergent stands at $126.43 million.

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, Dec. 13 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Dec. 13 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$31,190,587--3,903--$7,991$31,190,5871Warner Bros. / New Line
2Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas$5,748,584--2,194--$2,620$5,748,5841Lionsgate
3Frozen (2013)$5,097,211197%3,716-26$1,372$147,301,2844Disney
4The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$4,105,897127%3,563-600$1,152$347,937,8944Lionsgate
5Thor: The Dark World$801,58698%2,264-810$354$196,227,2756Disney
6Out of the Furnace$756,058102%2,1010$360$7,904,5202Relativity Media
7Delivery Man$616,569105%2,041-864$302$26,739,2534Disney / DreamWorks
8The Book Thief$539,12493%1,158-158$466$13,740,8926Fox
9Homefront$500,03257%2,102-468$238$17,300,9013Open Road

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Dec. 13 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Philomena$563,29494%8350$675$9,826,2724Weinstein Company
2Dallas Buyers Club$332,522102%574-160$579$13,459,3877Focus
3The Best Man Holiday$331,92091%922-655$360$68,295,9255Universal
4Nebraska$266,944318%250137$1,068$2,732,9435Paramount Vantage
5Gravity$215,25255%503-397$428$252,248,86011Warner Bros.
612 Years a Slave$205,37617%497-585$413$35,837,0649Fox Searchlight
7Last Vegas$182,65637%726-813$252$61,333,8787CBS Films
8Captain Phillips$83,80344%323-317$259$103,810,66110Sony / Columbia
9Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$78,53136%456-701$172$100,374,1238Paramount
10Ender's Game$59,44940%331-277$180$60,366,0417Lionsgate / Summit
11All Is Lost$44,932153%263116$171$5,592,0019Roadside Attractions
12Black Nativity$39,724-44%260-1265$153$6,774,2103Fox Searchlight
13Despicable Me 2$31,220175%223-29$140$367,243,27024Universal
14About Time$28,60013%143-123$200$15,129,7137Universal
15Escape Plan$25,651535%16786$154$24,652,7469Lionsgate / Summit
16Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$24,084164%175-137$138$115,334,43012Sony / Columbia
17Free Birds$20,62916%283-919$73$53,901,6627Relativity Media
18Oldboy (2013)$10,126-71%151-432$67$2,139,1393FilmDistrict
19Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$9,670155%123-17$79$68,342,98819Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Dec. 13 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Hustle$210,910--6--$35,152$210,9101Sony / Columbia
2Saving Mr. Banks$126,142--15--$8,409$126,1421Disney
3Inside Llewyn Davis$96,979181%1511$6,465$650,5112CBS Films
4Enough Said$13,05994%72-22$181$17,332,95013Fox Searchlight
5Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$9,92749%40$2,482$215,9223Weinstein Company
6Don Jon$9,21927%92-33$100$24,400,90312Relativity Media
7Lee Daniels' The Butler$7,382-81%61-946$121$116,080,00718Weinstein Company
8Insidious Chapter 2$7,27476%99-23$73$83,553,29314FilmDistrict
9The Counselor$4,79759%60-11$80$16,911,4578Fox
10The Family (2013)$3,9277%56-40$70$36,877,64414Relativity Media
11Big Sur$289--2--$145$35,3617Ketchup Entertainment
12Linsanity$6-99%2--$3$298,18411Ketchup Entertainment