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, Sep. 25 - Sun, Sep. 27

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs$25,037,134-17%3,1190$8,027$60,472,4782Sony / Columbia
2Surrogates$14,902,531--2,951--$5,050$14,902,5311Disney
3Fame (2009)$10,011,743--3,096--$3,234$10,011,7431MGM
4The Informant!$6,624,654-37%2,5050$2,645$20,701,5602Warner Bros.
5Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself$4,760,348-52%2,120-135$2,245$44,553,7783Lionsgate
6Pandorum$4,423,603--2,506--$1,765$4,423,6031Overture
7Love Happens$4,307,676-47%1,8980$2,270$14,707,4612Universal
8Jennifer's Body$3,662,169-47%2,73836$1,338$12,467,0722Fox
99 (2009)$2,959,947-47%2,025-35$1,462$27,227,5163Focus
10Inglourious Basterds$2,683,759-30%1,960-559$1,369$114,421,7296Weinstein Company