'Captain America 2' Leads Strong Tuesday with $4.73M; 'Rio 2' #2 with $4.26MApril 16, 2014 12:16 PM

by Daniel Garris

Captain America: The Winter Solider took in $4.73 million on Tuesday to continue to lead the daily box office. The blockbuster 3D superhero sequel from Disney and Marvel was up 36 percent over Monday and down a healthy 32 percent from last Tuesday. Midweek grosses continued to be stronger than usual in general on Tuesday due in part to Holy Week. Captain America: The Winter Soldier has grossed a strong $167.07 million through twelve days. That places the film 11 percent ahead of the $150.04 million twelve-day take of last year's Thor: The Dark World.

Fox's Rio 2 held steady in second place with $4.26 million. The 3D computer animated sequel from Blue Sky Studios was up a terrific 60 percent over Monday's performance, as family films held up especially well on Tuesday. Rio 2 has grossed $46.26 million through five days of release. That is in line with pre-release expectations and places the film a slim 1 percent behind the $46.68 million five-day start of 2011's Rio (which increased 28 percent on its first Tuesday to gross $4.18 million).

Draft Day was up 43 percent and one spot from Monday to claim third on Tuesday with $1.25 million. Lionsgate's modestly budgeted sports drama starring Kevin Costner has grossed $11.91 million in five days. That is a bit below expectations, but the film will hope to build upon Tuesday's strong hold going forward. Draft Day is currently running 16 percent behind the $14.21 million five-day take of recent Costner vehicle 3 Days to Kill.

Oculus was up 21 percent, but still down one spot from Tuesday to place in fourth with $1.15 million. The low-budget R-rated horror film from Relativity has grossed a solid $14.099 million in its first five days of release. Oculus continues to perform very similar to Relativity's House at the End of the Street, which grossed $13.84 million in its first five days of release back in September of 2012.

Paramount's Noah rounded out the day's top five with $1.04 million. The Darren Aronofsky directed biblical epic starring Russell Crowe was up 47 percent over Monday and down 37 percent from last Tuesday. Noah has grossed $86.73 million in 19 days, which leaves it $13.27 million away from reaching the $100 million domestic milestone.

Divergent followed closely behind in sixth with $1.01 million. Lionsgate's successful young adult adaptation starring Shailene Woodley was up 50 percent from Monday down only 2 percent from last Tuesday. The 26-day total for Divergent stands at $126.43 million.

Weekly domestic gross

YearWeekTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
201315 (Apr 12 - Apr 18)$133,217,2500%$150,038,0002%42 (2013)
200315 (Apr 11 - Apr 17)$109,084,4047%$138,727,00011%Anger Management
201415 (Apr 11 - Apr 17)$157,544,09918%$167,162,00011%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
200215 (Apr 12 - Apr 18)$101,630,986126%$125,221,000-3%Changing Lanes
201015 (Apr 09 - Apr 15)$146,338,317-12%$159,746,000-12%Clash of the Titans (2010)
200715 (Apr 13 - Apr 19)$113,845,396-21%$148,190,000-9%Disturbia
200915 (Apr 10 - Apr 16)$165,531,32775%$182,385,00055%Hannah Montana: The Movie
200115 (Apr 13 - Apr 19)$45,017,360-45%$129,613,0009%Kingdom Come
200815 (Apr 11 - Apr 17)$94,685,653-17%$117,671,000-21%Prom Night (2008)
201115 (Apr 15 - Apr 21)$155,703,5726%$184,593,00016%Rio (2011)
200015 (Apr 14 - Apr 20)$81,428,898157%$118,697,000--Rules of Engagement
200615 (Apr 14 - Apr 20)$143,739,48258%$162,217,00052%Scary Movie 4
200515 (Apr 15 - Apr 21)$91,221,703-25%$106,626,000-34%The Amityville Horror (2005)
201215 (Apr 13 - Apr 19)$133,105,295-15%$147,582,000-20%The Hunger Games
200415 (Apr 09 - Apr 15)$121,630,85612%$161,304,00016%The Passion of the Christ