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.

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, Aug. 31 - Sun, Sep. 2

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Halloween (2007)$26,363,171--3,472--$7,593$26,363,1711MGM / Weinstein
2Superbad$12,467,054-31%3,00254$4,153$89,302,4053Sony / Columbia
3Balls of Fury$11,352,123--3,052--$3,720$14,314,4281Rogue
4The Bourne Ultimatum$10,411,588-17%3,290-389$3,165$199,833,6685Universal
5Rush Hour 3$8,542,354-27%3,008-400$2,840$120,410,0544New Line
6Mr. Bean's Holiday$5,983,355-40%1,76551$3,390$18,985,6172Universal
7The Nanny Diaries$5,136,305-31%2,6367$1,949$15,287,3502MGM / Weinstein
8Death Sentence$4,230,862--1,822--$2,322$4,230,8621Fox
9WAR$4,183,675-57%2,2770$1,837$17,022,8972Lionsgate
10Stardust$3,075,184-21%1,766-573$1,741$31,088,8134Paramount