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. 11 - Sun, Dec. 13

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Princess and the Frog$24,208,9163138%3,4343432$7,050$27,087,4231Disney
2The Blind Side$15,055,258-25%3,38862$4,444$149,817,6504Warner Bros.
3Invictus$8,611,147--2,125--$4,052$8,611,1471Warner Bros.
4The Twilight Saga: New Moon$7,960,394-48%3,635-489$2,190$267,320,1014Summit
5Disney's A Christmas Carol$6,833,190-12%2,402-144$2,845$124,427,5896Disney
6Brothers (2009)$5,014,426-47%2,0880$2,402$17,416,2172Lionsgate
7Old Dogs$4,409,772-36%3,090-335$1,427$39,996,1813Disney
82012$4,351,565-36%2,838-382$1,533$155,288,4955Sony / Columbia
9Armored$3,504,374-46%1,9194$1,826$11,750,8952Sony / Screen Gems
10Ninja Assassin$2,707,470-47%2,100-403$1,289$34,304,6873Warner Bros.