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, Jul. 5 - Sun, Jul. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Despicable Me 2$82,500,000--3,997--$20,640$142,057,6451Universal
2The Lone Ranger$29,432,000--3,904--$7,539$48,936,1611Disney
3The Heat$25,000,000-36%3,1843$7,852$86,495,2882Fox
4Monsters University$19,590,000-57%3,739-265$5,239$216,127,6323Disney
5World War Z$18,200,000-39%3,316-291$5,489$158,780,6753Paramount
6White House Down$13,500,000-46%3,2220$4,190$50,506,7632Sony / Columbia
7Man of Steel$11,415,000-45%2,905-1226$3,929$271,189,1534Warner Bros.
8This Is The End$5,800,000-33%2,104-606$2,757$85,604,1534Sony / Columbia
9Now You See Me$2,770,000-51%1,606-958$1,725$110,415,4126Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$10,100,000--876--$11,530$17,460,7041Lionsgate / Summit
2Star Trek Into Darkness$1,310,000-39%565-470$2,319$223,064,5638Paramount
3Fast & Furious 6$1,000,000-59%617-933$1,621$235,415,1107Universal
4Epic$520,000-37%428-346$1,215$104,051,3337Fox
5Before Midnight$513,141-19%214-76$2,398$6,611,1657Sony Pictures Classics
6Iron Man 3$503,000-63%294-246$1,711$406,432,31910Disney
7Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$472,160-18%170-52$2,777$3,079,8195Roadside Attractions
8The Internship$445,000-69%379-629$1,174$42,747,8035Fox
9The Croods$345,000-26%269-38$1,283$185,127,84616Fox / DreamWorks Animation
10The Purge$328,000-73%256-866$1,281$63,558,4105Universal
11Mud$176,740-14%111-57$1,592$20,875,74011Roadside Attractions
12The East$172,000-33%102-83$1,686$1,972,8226Fox Searchlight
13Pain and Gain$114,000957%170144$671$49,516,28911Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Way, Way Back$575,000--19--$30,263$575,0001Fox Searchlight
220 Feet from Stardom$510,133120%8945$5,732$1,101,7034RADiUS-TWC
3Unfinished Song$248,000169%7051$3,543$443,2203Weinstein Company
4The Attack$204,77950%5317$3,864$482,5343Cohen Media Group
5Fill the Void$160,157-13%59-2$2,715$1,203,6437Sony Pictures Classics
6I'm So Excited$149,24653%1611$9,328$311,7212Sony Pictures Classics
7Frances Ha$145,00026%69-21$2,101$3,678,2608IFC Films
8The Kings of Summer$95,00012%513$1,863$1,082,9366CBS Films
9Stories We Tell$44,55658%274$1,650$1,450,0279Roadside Attractions
10Stuck in Love$38,135--21--$1,816$38,1351Millennium Entertainment
11G.I. Joe: Retaliation$34,000-53%63-55$540$122,476,08615Paramount
12Museum Hours$32,328--3--$10,776$84,7712Cinema Guild
13What Maisie Knew$13,449-26%12-6$1,121$1,021,85610Millenium Entertainment
14The Iceman$6,40466%61$1,067$1,940,04010Millennium Entertainment