Grosses

'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.

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lethal Weapon$6,289,750-11%1,420164$4,429$20,224,1143Warner Bros.
2Burglar$4,509,754--1,019--$4,426$4,509,7541Warner Bros.
3Platoon$3,828,038-18%1,554-2$2,463$70,307,78414Orion
4A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors$3,612,733-28%1,38318$2,612$24,269,8974New Line
5Hoosiers$2,062,348-16%1,038-5$1,987$11,820,47311Orion
6Outrageous Fortune$2,037,085-21%1,082-57$1,883$35,012,5408Disney
7Some Kind of Wonderful$1,894,625-28%1,060-22$1,787$11,115,2334Paramount
8Witchboard$1,674,623-35%1,005-63$1,666$4,352,4666Cinema Group