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, Jan. 17 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 17 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ride Along$14,406,830--2,663--$5,410$14,406,8301Universal
2Lone Survivor$6,665,470135%2,989114$2,230$57,475,5914Universal
3Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$5,350,191--3,387--$1,580$5,350,1911Paramount
4The Nut Job$4,807,000--3,427--$1,403$4,807,0001Open Road
5Devil's Due$3,469,494--2,544--$1,364$3,469,4941Fox
6American Hustle$2,840,305126%2,204-425$1,289$108,671,4966Sony / Columbia
7Frozen (2013)$2,515,276206%2,979-260$844$323,146,6379Disney
8August: Osage County$2,092,634184%2,0511146$1,020$12,681,9044Weinstein Company
9The Wolf of Wall Street$2,037,79497%1,930-591$1,056$84,814,3924Paramount
10Her (2013)$1,158,124109%1,7290$670$12,157,5515Warner Bros.
11Saving Mr. Banks$1,098,51094%2,449-222$449$72,342,8076Disney
12The Legend Of Hercules$904,931116%2,1040$430$11,880,5822Lionsgate / Summit
13The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$894,22050%1,815-1260$493$245,714,0656Warner Bros. / New Line
14Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$655,94278%1,731-1281$379$120,587,2915Paramount
15The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$631,065121%1,328-434$475$415,630,8579Lionsgate
16Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones$443,78153%1,569-1314$283$30,376,8893Paramount
17The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$371,86338%1,037-1547$359$54,167,6814Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jan. 17 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gravity$465,403701%944789$493$256,876,07216Warner Bros.
212 Years a Slave$394,361596%761647$518$39,498,65914Fox Searchlight
3Philomena$348,75246%505-102$691$23,111,2369Weinstein Company
4Inside Llewyn Davis$274,22855%585-144$469$10,312,4897CBS Films
5Nebraska$244,32445%408-113$599$9,019,04110Paramount Vantage
6Dallas Buyers Club$237,752293%419294$567$17,109,76512Focus
7Captain Phillips$138,368119%903789$153$105,256,03015Sony / Columbia
847 Ronin$137,215-4%343-1016$400$37,288,0904Universal
9The Book Thief$66,57832%190-113$350$19,996,97811Fox
10Walking With Dinosaurs$63,7245%454-885$140$34,040,3705Fox
11Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$61,889273%256-8$242$118,196,43117Sony / Columbia
12Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas$45,4938%391-649$116$52,097,2116Lionsgate
13Grudge Match$44,642-52%408-1597$109$28,948,7464Warner Bros.
14Last Vegas$35,42561%194-46$183$63,513,80012CBS Films
15Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$27,281-23%122-241$224$7,923,6678Weinstein Company
16Free Birds$23,331185%199-33$117$55,179,15112Relativity Media
17Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$23,21397%154-38$151$101,900,42213Paramount
18Lee Daniels' The Butler$19,15591%119-17$161$116,483,90623Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jan. 17 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Out of the Furnace$12,101524%9760$125$11,234,5577Relativity Media
2All Is Lost$11,216110%62-7$181$6,147,35314Roadside Attractions
3Indigo Children$1,701--1--$1,701$1,7011Striped Entertainment
4Contempt (2013 re-issue)$1,511--2--$756$35,69720Rialto Pictures
5Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume 1$352-30%10$352$4,4092Anchor Bay Films