Grosses

'Rio 2' Wins Close Three-Way Race on Monday with $2.68MApril 22, 2014 12:25 PM

by Daniel Garris

After placing in a close third over the weekend, Fox's Rio 2 moved back into first place on Monday with $2.68 million. The 3D computer animated sequel from Blue Sky Studios was down just 43 percent from Sunday and essentially unchanged from last Monday, as the Monday after Easter is traditionally a very strong day for family films. Rio 2 has grossed a very solid $77.72 million through eleven days of release. That places the film 8 percent behind the $84.15 million eleven-day take of 2011's Rio (which fell 42 percent to take in $3.34 million on the Monday after Easter).

Disney's Captain America: The Winter Soldier placed in a very close second with $2.595 million. The blockbuster 3D superhero sequel from Marvel was down 55 percent from Sunday and down a healthy 25 percent from last Monday. Captain America: The Winter Soldier has grossed $203.096 million through 18 days and will soon surpass the $206.36 million final domestic gross of last year's Thor: The Dark World. The Winter Soldier is currently running 22 percent ahead of the $169.28 million 18-day take of The Dark World.

Heaven is for Real took third place on Monday with $2.49 million. The low-budget faith-based drama from Sony was down 61 percent from Sunday, which was quite understandable given the film's strong daily hold on Easter Sunday. Heaven is for Real surpassed the $30 million mark yesterday and continues to outpace expectations with an impressive six-day start of $32.04 million. That is 15.5 percent stronger than the $27.73 million six-day take of 2010's The Last Song. With the aid of strong word of mouth, Heaven is for Real is likely to hold up nicely going forward.

Warner's Transcendence claimed fourth place with $0.997 million. The pricey sci-fi film starring Johnny Depp was down 56 percent from Sunday. Transcendence has grossed an extremely disappointing $11.88 million in its first four days of release. That represents a very poor performance given the film's price tag and is quite similar to the $12.86 million four-day start of 2007's Grindhouse. Given its performance thus far, Transcendence looks to fade away from theatres quickly.

Open Road's A Haunted House 2 rounded out the day's top five with $0.665 million. The low-budget horror comedy sequel starring Marlon Wayans fell 62 percent from Sunday, which represented one of the day's poorer daily percentage holds among wide releases. A Haunted House 2 is performing below expectations with a four-day start of $9.51 million and is currently running 50 percent behind the $19.08 million four-day start of last year's A Haunted House.

After a lackluster start over the weekend, Bears experienced the day's strongest percentage hold among wide releases, as it was down just 28 percent from Sunday to land in sixth with $0.653 million. The latest nature documentary from Disneynature should have another great hold today thanks to Earth Day. Bears has grossed $5.43 million in four days, which places it 18.5 percent behind the $6.66 million four-day take of 2011's African Cats.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Sep. 20 - Sun, Sep. 22

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Prisoners$21,430,000--3,260--$6,574$21,430,0001Warner Bros.
2Insidious Chapter 2$14,500,000-64%3,155106$4,596$60,855,2602FilmDistrict
3The Family (2013)$7,000,000-50%3,0910$2,265$25,640,5222Relativity Media
4Battle of the Year$5,000,000--2,008--$2,490$5,000,0001Sony / Screen Gems
5We're the Millers$4,670,000-14%3,003-235$1,555$138,176,2977Warner Bros. / New Line
6Lee Daniels' The Butler$4,304,000-22%2,931-308$1,468$106,452,1146Weinstein Company
7Riddick$3,672,000-46%3,022-95$1,215$37,180,2903Universal
8Planes$2,861,000-8%2,446-293$1,170$86,543,2937Disney
9Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$1,800,000-4%1,473-165$1,222$64,271,8117Fox
10Elysium$1,500,000-29%1,392-328$1,078$90,823,7097Sony / TriStar
11Despicable Me 2$1,375,0007%1,004-2$1,370$360,745,40012Universal
12One Direction: This Is Us$1,150,000-53%1,706-594$674$28,469,9904Sony / TriStar
13The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones$680,000-40%1,047-529$649$30,684,5315Sony / Screen Gems

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Instructions Not Included$5,700,00017%97845$5,828$34,261,7254Lionsgate / Pantelion
2The Wizard of Oz 3D$3,022,000--318--$9,503$3,022,0001Warner Bros.
3Blue Jasmine$1,380,107-15%847-146$1,629$29,773,6029Sony Pictures Classics
4The World's End$739,969-43%833-410$888$25,247,2825Focus
52 Guns$658,000-25%752-156$875$74,475,6658Universal
6Thanks for Sharing$607,670--269--$2,259$607,6701Roadside Attractions
7The Wolverine$460,000-19%462-78$996$130,886,8029Fox
8The Spectacular Now$425,996-40%571-199$746$6,445,0628A24
9Turbo$420,000-2%333-20$1,261$81,649,33510Fox / DreamWorks Animation
10Monsters University$320,000-12%314-68$1,019$265,857,03014Disney
11Austenland$275,700-16%234-40$1,178$1,570,3546Sony Pictures Classics
12In a World...$257,800-11%1440$1,790$2,427,9977Roadside Attractions
13The Grandmaster$237,000-51%473-232$501$6,293,4175Weinstein Company
14You're Next$228,000-59%532-578$429$18,346,9095Lionsgate
15The Way, Way Back$220,000-24%324-97$679$21,172,61812Fox Searchlight
16World War Z$190,000-40%203-77$936$202,138,97114Paramount
17Salinger$182,000314%138134$1,319$357,8893Weinstein Company
18Red 2$106,000-18%178-31$596$52,779,05410Lionsgate / Summit
19R.I.P.D.$106,000-18%151-13$702$33,598,00010Universal
20The Ultimate Life$102,000-58%184-228$554$1,266,9123High Top Releasing
21Kick-Ass 2$98,000-61%201-142$488$28,749,2106Universal
22Jobs$84,000-56%152-87$553$16,046,2756Open Road
23Now You See Me$83,000-35%133-38$624$117,700,74917Lionsgate / Summit
24Fruitvale Station$44,000-42%103-34$427$15,962,68011Weinstein Company
25Closed Circuit$37,844-83%105-308$360$5,734,8054Focus

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Generation Iron$245,000--55--$4,455$245,0001The Vladar Company
2Enough Said$240,000--4--$60,000$293,7341Fox Searchlight
3Rush (2013)$200,000--5--$40,000$200,0001Universal
4Short Term 12$140,864-9%7512$1,878$714,1605Cinedigm
5Wadjda$72,70276%96$8,078$210,5302Sony Pictures Classics
6My Lucky Star$50,000--23--$2,174$50,0001China Lion Film
7The Short Game$30,600--17--$1,800$30,6001Phase 4 Films / Samuel Goldwyn
8Mother of George$30,000--5--$6,000$57,2372Oscilloscope
9Populaire$28,600-25%205$1,430$106,9653Weinstein Company
10Snake and Mongoose$20,83463%126$1,736$129,1677Rocky Mountain Pictures
11After Tiller$15,500--2--$7,750$15,5001Oscilloscope
12Haute Cuisine$15,319--3--$5,106$15,3191Weinstein Company
13GMO OMG$14,469--2--$7,235$30,7692Submarine Deluxe
14Afternoon Delight$6,636-80%12-27$553$176,0804The Film Arcade
15Jayne Mansfield's Car$1,500-84%6-5$250$13,9182Anchor Bay Films
16I Spit on Your Grave 2$346--1--$346$3461Anchor Bay Films