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.
1Shark Tale$22,005,356-30%3,948-122$5,574$118,723,9763DreamWorks
2Friday Night Lights$12,216,893-40%2,76497$4,420$37,819,1722Universal
3Team America: World Police$12,119,371--2,539--$4,773$12,119,3711Paramount
4Shall We Dance (2004)$11,783,467--1,772--$6,650$11,783,4671Miramax
5Ladder 49$8,503,176-35%3,255-6$2,612$53,747,2753Disney
6Taxi (2004)$7,890,769-34%3,0010$2,629$23,889,0742Fox
7The Forgotten$6,008,725-21%2,768-213$2,171$57,166,5174Sony / Columbia
8Raise Your Voice$2,757,809-31%2,5210$1,094$7,906,4342New Line
9Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow$1,218,955-48%1,208-535$1,009$35,899,6105Paramount