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.

Weekend domestic gross

YearWeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
201217 (Apr 27 - Apr 29) - 2012$91,171,173-35%$110,511,447-30%Think Like a Man
198617 (Apr 25 - Apr 27) - 1986$16,172,431-28%$18,532,565-27%Legend
200717 (Apr 27 - Apr 29) - 2007$56,942,109-34%$77,683,667-24%Disturbia
199117 (Apr 26 - Apr 28) - 1991$30,725,831-17%$33,308,796-20%Oscar
200117 (Apr 27 - Apr 29) - 2001$50,386,961-22%$66,654,104-19%Driven
201317 (Apr 26 - Apr 28) - 2013$78,125,503-14%$92,038,072-17%Pain and Gain
198517 (Apr 26 - Apr 28) - 1985$22,462,614-17%$25,475,421-15%Stick
199417 (Apr 29 - May 01) - 1994$26,543,398-27%$37,092,743-14%No Escape
201017 (Apr 23 - Apr 25) - 2010$85,792,705-14%$99,741,365-12%How to Train Your Dragon
200517 (Apr 29 - May 01) - 2005$77,579,353-2%$90,651,865-8%The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
199317 (Apr 23 - Apr 25) - 1993$36,238,2997%$43,031,615-5%Indecent Proposal
199817 (Apr 24 - Apr 26) - 1998$46,745,631-12%$56,883,8640%The Big Hit
198917 (Apr 28 - Apr 30) - 1989$33,471,1567%$38,563,7404%Pet Sematary
198317 (Apr 29 - May 01) - 1983$18,412,003-7%$21,664,3905%Flashdance
200417 (Apr 23 - Apr 25) - 2004$79,326,16411%$98,693,8657%Man on Fire (2004)
199617 (Apr 26 - Apr 28) - 1996$41,544,0375%$47,431,5977%The Quest
199017 (Apr 27 - Apr 29) - 1990$37,050,09611%$41,655,3358%Pretty Woman
199917 (Apr 23 - Apr 25) - 1999$47,983,5553%$62,796,36010%The Matrix
200317 (Apr 25 - Apr 27) - 2003$71,241,0916%$92,484,19011%Identity
200617 (Apr 28 - Apr 30) - 2006$86,023,49211%$102,234,95313%RV
200817 (Apr 25 - Apr 27) - 2008$76,023,47834%$91,137,87317%Baby Mama
199517 (Apr 28 - Apr 30) - 1995$39,465,05849%$44,307,49419%While You Were Sleeping
199717 (Apr 25 - Apr 27) - 1997$53,120,33728%$56,783,18320%Volcano
200217 (Apr 26 - Apr 28) - 2002$67,131,22533%$82,968,46324%The Scorpion King
200917 (Apr 24 - Apr 26) - 2009$100,328,14232%$113,856,06725%Obsessed
198817 (Apr 22 - Apr 24) - 1988$31,166,63020%$37,148,18328%Beetlejuice
200017 (Apr 28 - Apr 30) - 2000$64,213,48534%$82,287,61331%U-571
199217 (Apr 24 - Apr 26) - 1992$33,951,60310%$45,180,13436%Basic Instinct
198417 (Apr 27 - Apr 29) - 1984$27,221,45548%$30,002,71938%Police Academy
198717 (Apr 24 - Apr 26) - 1987$26,026,20961%$28,995,40956%The Secret of My Success
201117 (Apr 29 - May 01) - 2011$140,262,29863%$158,903,47259%Fast Five