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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Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Titanic$15,213,067-11%3,23364$4,706$515,254,25315Paramount
2Grease (1998 re-issue)$12,705,463--2,064--$6,156$12,705,4631Paramount
3Primary Colors$7,006,466-42%1,9683$3,560$22,246,2702Universal
4The Man in the Iron Mask$6,334,914-43%3,1010$2,043$34,683,3693MGM / United Artists
5Wild Things$5,668,105-41%2,1770$2,604$15,290,5492Sony / Columbia
6As Good as It Gets$4,302,32932%1,564-40$2,751$131,784,77814Sony / TriStar
7Good Will Hunting$4,117,1212%1,642-163$2,507$81,267,71617Miramax
8U.S. Marshals$4,116,646-43%2,436-381$1,690$39,561,4044Warner Bros.
9The Newton Boys$4,010,245--1,965--$2,041$4,010,2451Fox
10Mr. Nice Guy$2,585,530-51%1,4630$1,767$7,836,2342New Line