'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.

Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Jan. 18 - Sun, Jan. 20

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2Zero Dark Thirty$15,200,000-38%2,9469$5,160$53,544,7575Sony / Columbia
3Silver Linings Playbook$9,800,00095%2,5231713$3,884$53,759,27010Weinstein Company
4Gangster Squad$8,800,000-48%3,1030$2,836$31,910,0602Warner Bros.
5Broken City$8,700,000--2,620--$3,321$8,700,0001Fox
6A Haunted House$7,900,000-56%2,1600$3,657$29,513,1792Open Road
7Django Unchained$7,800,000-29%2,516-496$3,100$137,918,7354Weinstein Company
8Les Miserables (2012)$7,300,000-24%2,579-348$2,831$129,858,0204Universal
9The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$6,100,000-33%2,323-689$2,626$287,089,7416Warner Bros. / New Line
10The Last Stand$5,700,000--2,913--$1,957$5,700,0001Lionsgate
11Lincoln$5,300,000-16%2,174147$2,438$160,436,07911Disney / DreamWorks
12Parental Guidance$4,400,000-28%2,337-620$1,883$66,425,1544Fox
13Life of Pi$3,300,00022%1,256499$2,627$99,137,3059Fox

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