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, Dec. 12 - Sun, Dec. 14

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)$30,479,329--3,560--$8,562$30,479,3291Fox
2Four Christmases$13,075,256-22%3,540205$3,694$87,777,6433Warner Bros. / New Line
3Twilight (2008)$7,951,089-39%3,64929$2,179$150,044,4754Summit
4Bolt$7,463,796-24%3,133-383$2,382$88,847,6184Disney
5Australia$4,169,319-41%2,703-18$1,542$37,768,5713Fox
6Quantum of Solace$3,715,286-45%2,635-788$1,410$157,583,4475Sony / Columbia
7Nothing Like the Holidays$3,531,547--1,671--$2,113$3,531,5471Overture
8Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$3,181,670-37%2,768-549$1,149$169,936,2706Paramount / DreamWorks
9Transporter 3$2,350,654-50%2,541-85$925$29,377,9853Lionsgate
10Role Models$1,544,654-40%1,328-579$1,163$64,131,9706Universal