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, Jan. 4 - Sun, Jan. 6

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Texas Chainsaw 3D$23,000,000--2,654--$8,666$23,000,0001Lionsgate
2Django Unchained$20,082,000-33%3,0100$6,672$106,351,3772Weinstein Company
3The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$17,525,000-45%3,755-345$4,667$263,814,5074Warner Bros. / New Line
4Les Miserables (2012)$16,117,000-41%2,90490$5,550$103,604,4802Universal
5Parental Guidance$10,125,000-30%3,3681$3,006$52,760,0792Fox
6Jack Reacher$9,300,000-32%3,288-64$2,828$64,804,3413Paramount
7This is 40$8,600,000-31%2,93117$2,934$54,501,8453Universal
8Lincoln$5,258,000-28%1,901-65$2,766$143,933,2199Disney / DreamWorks
9The Guilt Trip$4,530,000-31%2,312-119$1,959$31,206,9343Paramount
10Promised Land (2012)$4,311,5632379%1,6761651$2,573$4,657,0912Focus
11Monsters, Inc. 3D$3,923,000-39%2,103-515$1,865$27,916,6493Disney
12Skyfall$3,200,000-29%1,307-330$2,448$296,929,5709Sony / Columbia
13Rise of The Guardians$2,600,000-47%1,507-548$1,725$97,152,0847Paramount / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$3,611,000-11%7450$4,847$34,671,0598Weinstein Company
2Life of Pi$2,850,000-25%965-213$2,953$91,076,0967Fox
3The Impossible$2,760,0001412%572557$4,825$3,417,0293Lionsgate / Summit
4The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$1,450,000-39%825-366$1,758$289,206,2868Lionsgate / Summit
5Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$1,265,000-47%817-23$1,548$10,857,9303Paramount
6Wreck-It Ralph$1,145,000-38%709-204$1,615$178,464,91610Disney
7Hyde Park on Hudson$1,043,980143%222138$4,703$3,222,5835Focus
8Argo$809,000-19%302-43$2,679$110,126,69813Warner Bros.
9Anna Karenina (2012)$356,984-32%163-55$2,190$11,530,5938Focus
10Not Fade Away$280,000411%565546$496$426,7983Paramount Vantage
11Flight$257,000-41%250-150$1,028$92,491,05710Paramount
12Red Dawn (2012)$187,000-52%252-173$742$43,882,7707FilmDistrict
13Hitchcock$146,000-61%118-231$1,237$5,483,3787Fox Searchlight
14Pitch Perfect$139,000-12%165-18$842$64,666,10315Universal
15End of Watch$63,000-32%140-22$450$40,887,71316Open Road
16Playing For Keeps (2012)$54,000-57%139-129$388$12,852,4635FilmDistrict

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Zero Dark Thirty$2,750,000769%6055$45,833$4,460,1323Sony / Columbia
2Rust and Bone$179,12551%3913$4,593$881,2427Sony Pictures Classics
3The Perks of Being A Wallflower$77,000-17%98-27$786$17,475,29016Lionsgate / Summit
4Amour$63,5963%30$21,199$344,5623Sony Pictures Classics
5Chasing Ice$38,652--49--$789$854,6359Submarine Deluxe
6Searching For Sugar Man$30,685-6%26-2$1,180$3,062,62924Sony Pictures Classics
7Holy Motors$25,382--18--$1,410$560,58612Indomina Releasing
8The Other Son$16,927-21%13-4$1,302$1,199,09811Cohen Media Group
9Samsara$11,000--8--$1,375$2,638,32620Oscilloscope
10West of Memphis$8,352-37%4-1$2,088$39,8282Sony Pictures Classics
11Tchoupitoulas$4,520--5--$904$10,5315Oscilloscope
12Only the Young$3,200--2--$1,600$7,2385Oscilloscope