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.

Weekend domestic gross

YearWeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
200916 (Apr 17 - Apr 19) - 2009$97,375,34922%$108,509,05816%17 Again
199716 (Apr 18 - Apr 20) - 1997$52,341,43424%$58,324,47123%Anaconda
200316 (Apr 18 - Apr 20) - 2003$83,867,044-6%$107,359,6444%Anger Management
199416 (Apr 22 - Apr 24) - 1994$25,829,496-36%$36,406,011-23%Bad Girls
199216 (Apr 17 - Apr 19) - 1992$44,512,28333%$53,228,28350%Basic Instinct
198816 (Apr 15 - Apr 17) - 1988$33,635,01610%$41,344,69426%Beetlejuice
200116 (Apr 20 - Apr 22) - 2001$64,219,976-9%$80,573,352-11%Bridget Jones's Diary
199816 (Apr 17 - Apr 19) - 1998$59,481,82314%$70,232,34820%City of Angels
200716 (Apr 20 - Apr 22) - 2007$68,943,069-27%$88,295,432-19%Disturbia
198316 (Apr 22 - Apr 24) - 1983$21,261,928-4%$26,145,67416%Flashdance
199316 (Apr 16 - Apr 18) - 1993$40,128,003-10%$47,273,756-11%Indecent Proposal
201016 (Apr 16 - Apr 18) - 2010$108,077,82311%$119,506,90010%Kick-Ass
200416 (Apr 16 - Apr 18) - 2004$78,309,260-7%$104,873,899-2%Kill Bill Vol. 2
198616 (Apr 18 - Apr 20) - 1986$20,250,126-21%$22,973,678-26%Legend
199916 (Apr 16 - Apr 18) - 1999$66,574,77012%$81,934,21917%Life
201316 (Apr 19 - Apr 21) - 2013$96,489,683-19%$110,250,818-19%Oblivion (2013)
199116 (Apr 19 - Apr 21) - 1991$33,560,677-11%$35,497,438-13%Out for Justice
198916 (Apr 21 - Apr 23) - 1989$35,814,0786%$38,708,804-6%Pet Sematary
198416 (Apr 20 - Apr 22) - 1984$37,141,10575%$41,082,61557%Police Academy
198516 (Apr 19 - Apr 21) - 1985$25,556,572-31%$31,033,773-24%Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
199616 (Apr 19 - Apr 21) - 1996$42,051,608-2%$47,491,766-5%Primal Fear
201116 (Apr 22 - Apr 24) - 2011$114,486,3426%$136,396,84714%Rio (2011)
200616 (Apr 21 - Apr 23) - 2006$94,978,68521%$109,175,09217%Silent Hill
199016 (Apr 20 - Apr 22) - 1990$37,793,3136%$40,651,1925%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
200816 (Apr 18 - Apr 20) - 2008$79,672,09816%$93,678,2506%The Forbidden Kingdom
200516 (Apr 22 - Apr 24) - 2005$78,191,4400%$93,092,921-11%The Interpreter
200216 (Apr 19 - Apr 21) - 2002$88,831,94138%$102,931,20628%The Scorpion King
198716 (Apr 17 - Apr 19) - 1987$30,555,44351%$32,814,44943%The Secret of My Success
201216 (Apr 20 - Apr 22) - 2012$118,940,9924%$135,397,715-1%Think Like a Man
200016 (Apr 21 - Apr 23) - 2000$70,399,7256%$90,838,17111%U-571
199516 (Apr 21 - Apr 23) - 1995$42,838,80966%$49,880,53137%While You Were Sleeping