'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.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Dec. 17 - Sun, Dec. 19

Wide (1000+)

1Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$30,061,803--3,620--$8,304$30,061,8031Paramount
2Ocean's Twelve$18,124,029-54%3,2900$5,509$68,526,9682Warner Bros.
3Spanglish$8,817,299--2,438--$3,617$8,817,2991Sony / Columbia
4The Polar Express$8,411,703-12%2,868-389$2,933$123,439,1616Warner Bros.
5Blade: Trinity$6,817,584-58%2,9120$2,341$35,632,2102New Line
6National Treasure$6,022,748-39%2,772-431$2,173$132,747,9985Disney
7Christmas with the Kranks$5,365,057-30%2,941-353$1,824$61,970,1054Sony / Columbia
8Flight of the Phoenix$5,019,526--2,604--$1,928$5,019,5261Fox
9Closer$3,350,376-10%1,090468$3,074$18,803,1523Sony / Columbia
10The Incredibles$3,120,498-38%1,930-726$1,617$236,981,8067Disney