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.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Aug. 19 - Sun, Aug. 21

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Help$20,479,000-21%2,690156$7,613$71,801,1702Disney / DreamWorks
2Rise of the Planet of the Apes$16,300,000-41%3,471-220$4,696$133,764,3603Fox
3Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$12,020,000--3,295--$3,648$12,020,0001Weinstein Company
4Conan the Barbarian (2011)$10,000,000--3,015--$3,317$10,000,0001Lionsgate
5Fright Night (2011)$8,300,000--3,114--$2,665$8,300,0001Disney / DreamWorks
6The Smurfs$8,000,000-42%3,057-370$2,617$117,744,5054Sony / Columbia
7Final Destination 5$7,705,000-57%3,1550$2,442$32,328,2202Warner Bros. / New Line
830 Minutes or Less$6,300,000-53%2,8880$2,181$25,761,8282Sony / Columbia
9One Day$5,127,567--1,719--$2,983$5,127,5671Focus
10Crazy, Stupid, Love$4,950,000-30%1,940-695$2,552$64,419,6054Warner Bros.
11Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$4,405,000-39%1,738-676$2,535$365,901,4896Warner Bros.
12Cowboys & Aliens$4,193,635-46%2,213-1097$1,895$89,476,1604Universal
13Captain America: The First Avenger$4,100,000-43%1,988-847$2,062$164,732,1145Paramount
14The Change-Up$2,874,080-54%1,633-1280$1,760$32,019,4203Universal
15Glee: The 3D Concert Movie$1,825,000-69%1,982-58$921$10,464,2852Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Horrible Bosses$1,320,000-46%755-583$1,748$112,615,6467Warner Bros. / New Line
2Sarah's Key$783,00061%201100$3,896$3,085,8355Weinstein Company
3Midnight in Paris$587,792-16%258-70$2,278$50,650,63514Sony Pictures Classics
4Transformers: Dark of the Moon$585,000-58%484-402$1,209$348,518,7308Paramount / DreamWorks
5Friends With Benefits$550,000-70%413-881$1,332$54,728,4755Sony / Screen Gems
6Zookeeper$425,000-58%370-378$1,149$76,791,3047Sony / Columbia
7Kung Fu Panda 2$285,000-19%237-15$1,203$163,943,37713Paramount / DreamWorks
8Bridesmaids$280,600-22%244-41$1,150$167,661,31515Universal
9Bad Teacher$100,000-51%100-49$1,000$98,102,2369Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Guard$437,72055%8336$5,274$1,235,4904Sony Pictures Classics
2Senna$168,994130%1412$12,071$280,4932Producers Distribution Agency
3The Devil's Double$150,000-42%83-6$1,807$1,002,8284Lionsgate
4The Whistleblower$149,60030%4422$3,400$408,6863IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
5Another Earth$144,000-12%875$1,655$936,7965Fox Searchlight
6The Tree of Life$111,000-30%96-22$1,156$12,685,08613Fox Searchlight
7Super 8$102,000-6%86-22$1,186$125,691,77311Paramount
8Attack the Block$80,000-26%444$1,818$600,9424Sony / Screen Gems
9The Future$64,2501%3212$2,008$336,0604Roadside Attractions
10Amigo$40,000--10--$4,000$40,0001Variance Films
11Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest$28,337-49%34-1$833$1,100,4327Sony Pictures Classics
12A Better Life$22,00026%6514$338$1,731,2939Summit
13Gun Hill Road$15,568-33%5-5$3,114$107,6023Motion Film Group
14Life in a Day$6,546-60%10-7$655$207,6004National Geographic
155 Days of War$6,400--2--$3,200$6,4001Anchor Bay Films
16Daylight (2011)$1,059959%10$1,059$4,0526Cinema Purgatorio