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, Dec. 7 - Sun, Dec. 9

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Skyfall$11,000,000-34%3,401-62$3,234$261,620,0805Sony / Columbia
2Rise of The Guardians$10,540,000-21%3,639-33$2,896$61,913,5743Paramount / DreamWorks
3The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$9,200,000-47%3,646-362$2,523$268,734,7644Lionsgate / Summit
4Lincoln$9,115,000-32%2,014-4$4,526$97,335,6345Disney / DreamWorks
5Life of Pi$8,300,000-32%2,94618$2,817$60,917,5293Fox
6Playing For Keeps (2012)$6,000,000--2,837--$2,115$6,000,0001FilmDistrict
7Wreck-It Ralph$4,904,000-29%2,746-341$1,786$164,447,5666Disney
8Red Dawn (2012)$4,261,000-34%2,754-27$1,547$37,265,8153FilmDistrict
9Flight$3,130,000-30%2,431-172$1,288$86,202,2366Paramount
10Killing Them Softly$2,748,000-60%2,4240$1,134$11,771,7372Weinstein Company
11The Collection$1,502,804-52%1,4030$1,071$5,470,4772LD Entertainment
12End of Watch$733,0003127%1,2491225$587$39,971,14312Open Road

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$2,238,000-28%3710$6,032$14,030,7404Weinstein Company
2Anna Karenina (2012)$1,537,911-32%42238$3,644$6,596,0944Focus
3Argo$1,470,000-27%944-99$1,557$103,147,6699Warner Bros.
4Hitchcock$725,00077%183133$3,962$1,674,1263Fox Searchlight
5Talaash$449,195-73%161-13$2,790$2,399,5552Reliance Entertainment
6Taken 2$375,000-20%430-66$872$137,688,07710Fox
7Pitch Perfect$310,000-20%387-16$801$63,521,64311Universal
8The Sessions$222,000-33%197-29$1,127$4,951,3698Fox Searchlight
9The Perks of Being A Wallflower$136,000-36%175-14$777$16,855,89512Lionsgate / Summit
10Alex Cross$113,000117%214100$528$25,616,3328Lionsgate / Summit
11The Man With the Iron Fists$81,000-21%1817$448$15,517,0856Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chasing Ice$97,101--56--$1,734$497,4805Submarine Deluxe
2Hyde Park on Hudson$83,280--4--$20,820$83,2801Focus
3Burn$59,872--4--$14,968$69,7515Area23a
4Rust and Bone$54,834122%42$13,709$131,3193Sony Pictures Classics
5ParaNorman$38,496-35%81-23$475$55,924,94217Focus
6Holy Motors$37,8868%294$1,306$391,6928Indomina Releasing
7Sinister$37,500-8%77-11$487$47,824,7909Lionsgate / Summit
8Searching For Sugar Man$37,355-20%42-11$889$2,894,44920Sony Pictures Classics
9Fun Size$28,000-42%80-36$350$9,401,7357Paramount
10Hecho en Mexico$25,000-67%2614$962$118,4712Lionsgate / Pantelion
11Waiting for Lightning$22,000--11--$2,000$22,0001IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
12Paranormal Activity 4$17,000-35%48-22$354$53,744,5108Paramount
13Beware of Mr. Baker$10,282-16%10$10,282$36,2812SnagFilms
14Samsara$7,500-70%7-18$1,071$2,549,35516Oscilloscope
15In Our Nature$4,378--1--$4,378$4,3781Cinedigm
16Tchoupitoulas$3,000--1--$3,000$3,0001Oscilloscope
17Love, Marilyn$2,506--1--$2,506$7,1852Submarine Deluxe
18Only the Young$2,000--1--$2,000$2,0001Oscilloscope
19The Imposter$1,209-43%20$605$901,95422Indomina Releasing