Grosses

'Rio 2' Wins Close Three-Way Race on Monday with $2.68MApril 22, 2014 12:25 PM

by Daniel Garris

After placing in a close third over the weekend, Fox's Rio 2 moved back into first place on Monday with $2.68 million. The 3D computer animated sequel from Blue Sky Studios was down just 43 percent from Sunday and essentially unchanged from last Monday, as the Monday after Easter is traditionally a very strong day for family films. Rio 2 has grossed a very solid $77.72 million through eleven days of release. That places the film 8 percent behind the $84.15 million eleven-day take of 2011's Rio (which fell 42 percent to take in $3.34 million on the Monday after Easter).

Disney's Captain America: The Winter Soldier placed in a very close second with $2.595 million. The blockbuster 3D superhero sequel from Marvel was down 55 percent from Sunday and down a healthy 25 percent from last Monday. Captain America: The Winter Soldier has grossed $203.096 million through 18 days and will soon surpass the $206.36 million final domestic gross of last year's Thor: The Dark World. The Winter Soldier is currently running 22 percent ahead of the $169.28 million 18-day take of The Dark World.

Heaven is for Real took third place on Monday with $2.49 million. The low-budget faith-based drama from Sony was down 61 percent from Sunday, which was quite understandable given the film's strong daily hold on Easter Sunday. Heaven is for Real surpassed the $30 million mark yesterday and continues to outpace expectations with an impressive six-day start of $32.04 million. That is 15.5 percent stronger than the $27.73 million six-day take of 2010's The Last Song. With the aid of strong word of mouth, Heaven is for Real is likely to hold up nicely going forward.

Warner's Transcendence claimed fourth place with $0.997 million. The pricey sci-fi film starring Johnny Depp was down 56 percent from Sunday. Transcendence has grossed an extremely disappointing $11.88 million in its first four days of release. That represents a very poor performance given the film's price tag and is quite similar to the $12.86 million four-day start of 2007's Grindhouse. Given its performance thus far, Transcendence looks to fade away from theatres quickly.

Open Road's A Haunted House 2 rounded out the day's top five with $0.665 million. The low-budget horror comedy sequel starring Marlon Wayans fell 62 percent from Sunday, which represented one of the day's poorer daily percentage holds among wide releases. A Haunted House 2 is performing below expectations with a four-day start of $9.51 million and is currently running 50 percent behind the $19.08 million four-day start of last year's A Haunted House.

After a lackluster start over the weekend, Bears experienced the day's strongest percentage hold among wide releases, as it was down just 28 percent from Sunday to land in sixth with $0.653 million. The latest nature documentary from Disneynature should have another great hold today thanks to Earth Day. Bears has grossed $5.43 million in four days, which places it 18.5 percent behind the $6.66 million four-day take of 2011's African Cats.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, May. 4 - Sun, May. 6

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Marvel's The Avengers$200,300,000--4,349--$46,057$200,300,0001Disney
2Think Like a Man$8,000,000-55%2,010-5$3,980$73,029,4343Sony / Screen Gems
3The Hunger Games$5,700,000-47%2,794-778$2,040$380,726,9987Lionsgate
4The Lucky One (2012)$5,510,000-49%3,005-170$1,834$47,916,9453Warner Bros.
5The Pirates! Band of Misfits$5,400,000-52%3,3580$1,608$18,563,4592Sony / Columbia
6The Five-Year Engagement$5,088,000-52%2,9415$1,730$19,191,9052Universal
7The Raven$2,508,000-66%2,2096$1,135$12,047,3452Relativity Media
8Safe (2012)$2,470,000-69%2,2715$1,088$12,873,7582Lionsgate
9Chimpanzee$2,395,000-54%1,531-36$1,564$23,012,4333Disneynature
10The Three Stooges$1,800,000-65%2,174-931$828$39,636,6824Fox
11The Cabin in the Woods$1,550,000-66%1,669-970$929$38,003,9434Lionsgate
1221 Jump Street$1,050,000-65%1,040-780$1,010$133,984,6838Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Reunion$838,880-71%856-1298$980$55,322,4905Universal
2Mirror Mirror$715,000-68%922-1095$775$60,143,2516Relativity Media
3Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$403,775-52%521-362$775$209,011,42010Universal
4Titanic 3D$335,000-82%333-1076$1,006$57,260,1745Paramount
5Lockout$207,261-78%311-948$666$13,882,1814Open Road
6Bully (2012)$168,000-49%2630$639$2,534,8776Weinstein Company
7Damsels in Distress$159,42892%205148$778$630,1445Sony Pictures Classics
8Safe House$112,000-33%175-54$640$126,026,15013Universal
9A Thousand Words$80,000-31%140-29$571$18,188,6049Paramount
10Act of Valor$73,000-53%193-92$378$69,823,57611Relativity Media
11Tyler Perry's Good Deeds$60,000310%143104$420$34,939,71411Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$750,301--27--$27,789$750,3011Fox Searchlight
2Monsieur Lazhar$220,814-10%8113$2,726$912,55428Music Box Films
3Bernie$140,45064%85$17,556$261,7492Millennium Entertainment
4Footnote$96,684-34%82-19$1,179$1,696,5489Sony Pictures Classics
5Darling Companion$67,6735%4629$1,471$211,7143Sony Pictures Classics
6Sound of My Voice$52,65646%2823$1,881$101,9102Fox Searchlight
7A Beautiful Soul$51,800--20--$2,590$51,8001Tyscot Manhaddon Films
8The Deep Blue Sea (2011)$46,845-38%36-20$1,301$956,5337Music Box Films
9Jeff Who Lives at Home$30,000-48%47-32$638$4,193,6758Paramount Vantage
10Elles$30,00024%137$2,308$67,3852Kino Lorber
11Casa de mi Padre$28,75034%6832$423$5,847,7448Lionsgate / Pantelion
12Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day$26,683-67%30-37$889$1,136,2394Code Black Entertainment
13Friends With Kids$17,625-44%34-19$518$7,186,8629Roadside Attractions
14Coriolanus$13,000-18%184$722$727,67216Weinstein Company
15The Artist$13,000-55%41-9$317$44,240,49524Weinstein Company
16Blue Like Jazz$10,330-72%20-26$517$578,1804Roadside Attractions
17A Little Bit of Heaven$9,830--11--$894$9,8301Millennium Entertainment
18Touchback$7,000-73%12-16$583$196,7974Anchor Bay Films
19Undefeated$6,000-47%13-7$462$530,46912Weinstein Company
20Rampart$3,892-67%10-8$389$969,50513Millennium Entertainment
21Turn Me On, Dammit!$1,680-81%1-4$1,680$57,2026New Yorker Films