'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.

Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Mar. 22 - Sun, Mar. 24

Wide (1000+)

1The Croods$42,500,000--4,046--$10,504$42,500,0001Fox / DreamWorks Animation
2Olympus Has Fallen$28,000,000--3,098--$9,038$28,000,0001FilmDistrict
3Oz: The Great and Powerful$20,500,000-50%3,805-107$5,388$176,028,1333Disney
4The Call$8,800,000-49%2,5070$3,510$31,004,1212Sony / TriStar
6Spring Breakers$5,200,0001877%1,1041101$4,710$5,606,8582A24
7The Incredible Burt Wonderstone$4,300,000-58%3,1600$1,361$17,390,4302Warner Bros. / New Line
8Jack the Giant Slayer$2,700,000-57%2,560-797$1,055$58,787,2834Warner Bros. / New Line
9Identity Thief$2,500,000-43%2,166-676$1,154$127,681,9457Universal
10Snitch (2013)$1,800,000-49%1,807-546$996$40,212,5495Lionsgate / Summit

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