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, May. 24 - Sun, May. 26

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fast & Furious 6$98,500,000--3,658--$26,927$98,500,0001Universal
2The Hangover Part III$42,415,000--3,555--$11,931$54,204,4631Warner Bros.
3Star Trek Into Darkness$38,000,000-46%3,90739$9,726$146,826,5662Paramount
4Epic$34,200,000--3,882--$8,810$34,200,0001Fox
5Iron Man 3$19,424,000-46%3,424-813$5,673$367,506,5244Disney
6The Great Gatsby (2013)$13,705,000-43%3,090-460$4,435$114,431,8913Warner Bros.
7The Croods$1,215,000-60%1,008-1365$1,205$179,238,28810Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8Pain and Gain$620,000-81%1,003-1426$618$48,533,8725Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$1,928,190-14%712-248$2,708$14,535,8265Roadside Attractions
242 (2013)$1,245,000-56%915-1465$1,361$91,049,4507Warner Bros.
3Oblivion (2013)$815,000-65%572-1505$1,425$87,280,1656Universal
4Oz: The Great and Powerful$629,000-28%401-134$1,569$232,192,05112Disney
5G.I. Joe: Retaliation$400,000-31%346-63$1,156$121,048,0259Paramount
6The Iceman$394,580-15%25893$1,529$1,379,3634Millennium Entertainment
7Tyler Perry Presents Peeples$340,000-84%485-1556$701$8,816,3653Lionsgate
8Escape From Planet Earth$263,0008%346-347$760$55,966,34115Weinstein Company
9The Big Wedding$225,000-81%265-1178$849$21,081,4765Lionsgate
10Identity Thief$214,0000%187-54$1,144$134,263,46516Universal
11The Place Beyond the Pines$164,376-46%128-189$1,284$20,959,2039Focus
12Tyler Perry's Temptation$60,000-31%131-19$458$51,936,2929Lionsgate
13Scary Movie 5$58,000-86%171-337$339$31,360,9117Weinstein / Dimension

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Frances Ha$612,000345%6056$10,200$816,7012IFC Films
2Before Midnight$273,944--5--$54,789$273,9441Sony Pictures Classics
3Love Is All You Need$238,944247%6341$3,793$443,9154Sony Pictures Classics
4Kon-Tiki$167,0006%643$2,609$667,4975Weinstein Company
5What Maisie Knew$154,247382%2723$5,713$272,1264Millenium Entertainment
6The Company You Keep$144,241-36%96-127$1,503$4,759,7448Sony Pictures Classics
7Stories We Tell$143,4569%263$5,518$737,8523Roadside Attractions
8The Sapphires$71,000-28%61-41$1,164$2,110,70410Weinstein Company
9Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$67,55059%3612$1,876$290,9114eOne Films US
10Fill the Void$60,436--3--$20,145$60,4361Sony Pictures Classics
11Filly Brown$42,00073%29-10$1,448$2,816,4416Lionsgate / Pantelion
12Snitch (2013)$37,000-66%93-60$398$42,909,91314Lionsgate / Summit
13We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks$28,970--4--$7,243$28,9701Focus World
14In the House$23,766-56%21-15$1,132$354,0866Cohen Media Group
15The Host (2013)$21,000-81%55-176$382$26,608,3569Open Road
16The English Teacher$11,57893%75$1,654$19,9692Cinedigm
17Admission$6,675-86%26-103$257$17,986,85210Focus