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, Nov. 30 - Sun, Dec. 2

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$17,410,000-60%4,008-62$4,344$254,592,5043Lionsgate / Summit
2Skyfall$17,000,000-52%3,463-63$4,909$246,029,1894Sony / Columbia
3Lincoln$13,509,000-47%2,0180$6,694$83,698,4734Disney / DreamWorks
4Rise of The Guardians$13,500,000-43%3,67219$3,676$48,947,2532Paramount / DreamWorks
5Life of Pi$12,000,000-47%2,9281$4,098$48,361,1412Fox
6Wreck-It Ralph$7,020,000-58%3,087-172$2,274$158,256,2635Disney
7Killing Them Softly$7,000,000--2,424--$2,888$7,000,0001Weinstein Company
8Red Dawn (2012)$6,550,000-54%2,78156$2,355$31,322,7082FilmDistrict
9Flight$4,540,000-46%2,603-35$1,744$81,526,8365Paramount
10The Collection$3,409,224--1,403--$2,430$3,409,2241LD Entertainment
11Argo$2,025,000-48%1,043-212$1,942$101,005,4178Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$3,341,000-24%3714$9,005$10,990,9813Weinstein Company
2Anna Karenina (2012)$2,229,678149%384318$5,806$4,091,0293Focus
3Talaash$1,982,913--174--$11,396$1,982,9131Reliance Entertainment
4Taken 2$470,000-51%496-267$948$137,165,5799Fox
5Pitch Perfect$411,000-43%403-89$1,020$63,123,17310Universal
6The Sessions$328,000-55%226-289$1,451$4,576,8667Fox Searchlight
7Cloud Atlas$225,000-47%194-64$1,160$26,163,1176Warner Bros.
8The Perks of Being A Wallflower$200,000-49%189-53$1,058$16,628,55911Lionsgate / Summit
9The Man With the Iron Fists$103,000-51%174-31$592$15,386,9455Universal
10Brave$95,000-49%181-9$525$237,069,22024Disney
11Alex Cross$58,000-48%114-30$509$25,491,0767Lionsgate / Summit
12ParaNorman$54,769-43%104-30$527$55,867,93416Focus
13Silent Hill: Revelation 3D$53,460-47%124-66$431$17,467,9916Open Road
14Fun Size$46,000-45%116-28$397$9,360,1756Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hitchcock$405,53741%5033$8,111$784,4192Fox Searchlight
2Back to 1942$100,000--20--$5,000$100,0001China Lion Film
3Chasing Ice$94,2624%3013$3,142$348,9464Submarine Deluxe
4A Late Quartet$86,497-35%74-14$1,169$870,6515Entertainment One / RKO
5Hecho en Mexico$78,000--12--$6,500$78,0001Lionsgate / Pantelion
6Searching For Sugar Man$47,902-21%5310$904$2,837,51919Sony Pictures Classics
7Sinister$46,000-50%88-39$523$47,775,3278Lionsgate / Summit
8Holy Motors$35,834-22%254$1,433$333,9257Indomina Releasing
9Rust and Bone$25,823-5%20$12,912$66,1442Sony Pictures Classics
10Samsara$25,00016%253$1,000$2,525,22015Oscilloscope
11Paranormal Activity 4$25,000-53%70-38$357$53,716,7727Paramount
12End of Watch$20,500-36%24-10$854$39,224,24811Open Road
13Beware of Mr. Baker$12,505--1--$12,505$17,0581SnagFilms
14Wuthering Heights (2012)$10,000376%104$1,000$97,9539Oscilloscope
15Brooklyn Castle$4,323-73%4-4$1,081$174,1637Producers Distribution Agency
16The Imposter$2,070-58%2-3$1,035$898,25921Indomina Releasing
17The House I Live In$1,91397%10$1,913$168,9629Abramorama
1828 Hotel Rooms$1,100-23%30$367$16,0434Oscilloscope