Grosses

'Captain America 2' Returns to First on Thursday with $4.32M; 'Rio 2' #2; 'Heaven is for Real' #3April 18, 2014 12:04 PM

by Daniel Garris

Captain America: The Winter Solider returned to the top of the daily box office on Thursday with $4.32 million. The blockbuster 3D superhero sequel from Disney and Marvel was up 23 percent over Wednesday and down a slim 6 percent from last Thursday. Midweek grosses continued to be stronger than usual in general on Thursday due in part to Holy Week. The Winter Soldier was the week's top film with $57.31 million. That was down 51 percent from the film's opening week performance and brings the two-week total for the film to a strong $174.91 million. Captain America: The Winter Soldier is currently running 14 percent ahead of the $153.72 million 14-day take of last year's Thor: The Dark World.

Fox's Rio 2 was up 18 percent and one spot over Wednesday to place in second on Thursday with an estimated $3.58 milion. The 3D computer animated sequel from Blue Sky Studios placed in second for the week with a seven-day start of $52.86 million. That was in line with pre-release expectations and places the film just 3 percent behind the $54.48 million seven-day start of 2011's Rio.

Heaven is for Real was down two spots and a healthy 10 percent from Wednesday's opening day performance to claim third with an estimated $3.33 million. Sony's faith-based drama has grossed a very solid $7.03 million in two days of release. That places the film 16 percent behind the $8.36 million two-day midweek start of Titanic 3D ahead of Easter weekend back in 2012. With the aid of an A rating on CinemaScore, Heaven is for Real is likely to hold up well going forward.

Oculus held steady in fourth place with $1.02 million. The low-budget R-rated horror film from Relativity was up 17 percent over Wednesday. Oculus placed in third for the week with a seven-day start of $15.99 million. That was in line with expectations and places the film 6 percent ahead of the $15.07 million seven-day take of 2012's House at the End of the Street.

Lionsgate's Divergent was up 23 percent and one spot from Wednesday to round out Thursday's top five with $0.955 million. The successful young adult adaptation starring Shailene Woodley was also up 23 percent from last Thursday. Divergent placed in sixth for the week with $10.79 million and has grossed $128.16 million in four weeks.

Fellow Lionsgate release Draft Day was down one spot from Wednesday to land in sixth with $0.913 million. The modestly budgeted sports drama starring Kevin Costner was up 10 percent over Wednesday. Draft Day placed in fourth for the week with a seven-day start of $13.65 million. That was a bit below pre-release expectations.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Apr. 5 - Sun, Apr. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Evil Dead$25,775,847--3,025--$8,521$25,775,8471Sony / TriStar
2G.I. Joe: Retaliation$20,875,389-48%3,73415$5,591$86,438,4492Paramount
3The Croods$20,651,694-23%3,879-186$5,324$125,351,8963Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4Jurassic Park 3D$18,620,145--2,771--$6,720$18,620,1451Universal
5Olympus Has Fallen$10,163,132-28%3,059-47$3,322$71,236,6333FilmDistrict
6Tyler Perry's Temptation$10,085,805-53%2,0470$4,927$38,469,1462Lionsgate
7Oz: The Great and Powerful$8,010,234-32%2,905-419$2,757$212,606,9525Disney
8The Host (2013)$5,198,615-51%3,2020$1,624$19,624,3282Open Road
9The Call$3,500,248-29%2,002-437$1,748$45,481,3414Sony / TriStar
10Admission$1,946,048-40%1,407-754$1,383$15,265,5963Focus
11Spring Breakers$1,172,022-58%1,072-307$1,093$12,616,7644A24

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Identity Thief$796,705-27%721-361$1,105$131,232,3359Universal
2Silver Linings Playbook$603,470-33%524-228$1,152$129,725,11721Weinstein Company
3Jack the Giant Slayer$522,349-49%502-578$1,041$62,469,8306Warner Bros. / New Line
4The Incredible Burt Wonderstone$480,929-64%535-1040$899$21,807,5014Warner Bros. / New Line
5Quartet$366,786-4%252-50$1,456$17,200,54613Weinstein Company
6Life of Pi$354,962-17%269-71$1,320$123,920,58320Fox
7Safe Haven$273,674-29%360-190$760$70,327,9528Relativity Media
8Warm Bodies$269,714119%287125$940$65,584,01810Lionsgate / Summit
9Escape From Planet Earth$261,79511%432-545$606$54,440,4648Weinstein Company
10Snitch (2013)$226,209-49%304-442$744$41,784,3317Lionsgate / Summit
11The Gatekeepers$172,427-15%13126$1,316$2,116,26010Sony Pictures Classics
1221 And Over$166,657-45%180-164$926$25,279,2336Relativity Media
13A Good Day to Die Hard$165,1684%22516$734$66,795,6508Fox
14Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$138,365-24%180-22$769$55,439,52111Paramount
15Django Unchained$137,857-20%183-50$753$162,549,16215Weinstein Company
16Emperor$132,520-11%120-18$1,104$3,109,8845Roadside Attractions
17On the Road$107,570-9%10730$1,005$594,61216IFC Films
18Wreck-It Ralph$94,697-20%156-51$607$189,180,08223Disney
19Argo$85,949-39%172-88$500$135,897,80026Warner Bros.
20Parental Guidance$82,411-7%110-30$749$77,045,46215Fox
21Dead Man Down$50,54977%14671$346$10,828,6785FilmDistrict
22Lincoln$47,845-44%102-87$469$182,137,97322Disney / DreamWorks

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Place Beyond the Pines$703,379152%3026$23,446$1,089,4092Focus
2The Sapphires$292,030308%6048$4,867$443,9823Weinstein Company
3No (2013)$208,644-8%8919$2,344$1,608,6248Sony Pictures Classics
4The Company You Keep$131,718--5--$26,344$131,7181Sony Pictures Classics
5Trance$131,145--4--$32,786$131,1451Fox Searchlight
6From Up on Poppy Hill$130,69910%4116$3,188$472,4904GKIDS
7Ginger & Rosa$125,424-27%9921$1,267$575,2884A24
8Side Effects (2013)$104,554-18%80-22$1,307$31,391,4839Open Road
9Renoir$102,55057%2014$5,128$199,9582IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
10Hubble 3D$79,275-18%14-4$5,663$37,462,698160Warner Bros. / IMAX
11Lore$76,738-1%506$1,535$718,7469Music Box Films
12Free Angela and All Political Prisoners$69,306--16--$4,332$69,3061CodeBlack Films
13Stoker$64,216-63%89-105$722$1,628,3786Fox Searchlight
14The Impossible$59,11430%80-6$739$18,907,06916Lionsgate / Summit
15Starbuck$57,82417%3114$1,865$3,605,6063eOne Films US
16New World$54,581-39%19-2$2,873$400,4163Well Go USA
17Settai$52,386--33--$1,587$52,3861UTV Motion Pictures
18To the Arctic 3D$50,633-20%520$974$12,026,92551Warner Bros. / IMAX
19Room 237$49,76168%119$4,524$93,0272IFC Midnight
20Rise of The Guardians$43,377-34%89-45$487$103,400,69220Paramount / DreamWorks
21Monsters, Inc. 3D$42,13938%32-8$1,317$33,889,85916Disney
22The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$39,325-43%77-68$511$302,932,62417Warner Bros. / New Line
23Blancanieves$34,49137%1410$2,464$72,2402Cohen Media Group
24Upstream Color$28,649--1--$28,649$28,6491ERBP
25Born to Be Wild 3D$28,582-34%300$953$22,425,536105Warner Bros. / IMAX
26Space Station 3D$25,384-17%20$12,692$87,613,847573IMAX
27Under the Sea 3D$23,53521%14-2$1,681$32,758,987217Warner Bros. / IMAX
28Himmatwala$23,124-88%61-38$379$262,5682UTV Motion Pictures
29Beautiful Creatures (2013)$20,369-50%55-60$370$19,445,2178Warner Bros.
30Dark Skies$18,865-67%28-73$674$17,178,1667Weinstein / Dimension
31Reality$18,02354%128$1,502$55,2614Oscilloscope
32Camp (2013)$17,568368%82$2,196$128,5637Freestyle Releasing
33Searching For Sugar Man$16,0654%182$893$3,612,24437Sony Pictures Classics
34Amour$15,828-46%30-19$528$6,685,66016Sony Pictures Classics
35A Royal Affair$15,70646%114$1,428$1,516,40322Magnolia Pictures
36The Silence$14,233-23%112$1,294$69,1705Music Box Films
37No Place on Earth$13,813--2--$6,907$13,8131Magnolia Pictures
38Gimme the Loot$12,763-25%84$1,595$65,5813IFC Films
39Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner$12,068--1--$12,068$12,0681Cinema Guild
40Girl Rising$11,219216%63$1,870$589,7135Gathr Films
41Hava Nagila (The Movie)$9,811-48%13-3$755$239,1206International Film Circuit
42Happy People: A Year in the Taiga$9,45219%100$945$308,36411Music Box Films
43Beyond the Hills$8,342-8%122$695$96,1895IFC Films
44Chasing Ice$8,099--9--$900$1,309,99722Submarine Deluxe
4556 Up$7,326-53%10-5$733$668,50614First Run Features
46Bless Me, Ultima$6,987-38%6-5$1,165$1,559,5567Arenas Entertainment
47Upside Down$6,578-16%10-9$658$102,1184Millennium Entertainment
48Koch$6,260-32%7-2$894$320,90110Zeitgeist Films
49Deep Sea 3D$6,250-19%20$3,125$45,494,076371Warner Bros. / IMAX
50Like Someone in Love$5,712-31%12-1$476$207,4838IFC Films
51Somebody Up There Likes Me (2013)$5,498--1--$5,498$83,7965Tribeca Film
52M (2013 re-issue)$5,253736%32$1,751$22,8674Kino Lorber
53Simon Killer$5,054--1--$5,054$5,0541IFC Films
54Down the Shore$4,808--2--$2,404$4,8081Anchor Bay Films
55Bert Stern: Original Mad Man$4,691--4--$1,173$6,4701First Run Features
56The Brass Teapot$4,468--2--$2,234$4,4681Magnolia Pictures
57The Playroom$3,900--12--$325$3,9001Freestyle Releasing
58A Place at the Table$3,82688%146$273$203,5666Magnolia Pictures
59Wrong$3,212-84%8-11$402$33,6142Drafthouse Films
60Leonie$3,097-29%5-1$619$17,6054Monterey Media
61Sound City$2,894-53%4-2$724$391,16110Variance Films
62West of Memphis$2,518-71%13-7$194$298,45415Sony Pictures Classics
63White Elephant$2,421-53%10$2,421$8,4622Strand Releasing
64Welcome to the Punch$2,057-25%97$229$6,7872IFC Films
65The Waiting Room$2,041191%1-1$2,041$241,93528International Film Circuit
66Orchestra of Exiles$1,936-3%21$968$32,04224First Run Features
67A Fierce Green Fire$1,81210%2-2$906$19,4736First Run Features
68John Dies at the End$1,55551%42$389$141,30711Magnolia / Magnet
69The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$1,540-54%2-5$770$370,2896Methinx Entertainment
70Love and Honor (2013)$1,519-76%4-4$380$16,3263IFC Films
71The Girl (2013)$1,487-43%3-1$496$34,1925Brainstorm Media / Vitagraph
72Kai Po Che$1,414-78%2-3$707$1,119,8767UTV Motion Pictures
73Hunky Dory$1,219-55%3-3$406$15,3933Variance Films
74Radio Unnameable$1,218--1--$1,218$23,33229Kino Lorber
75Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey$1,054-30%1-3$1,054$59,6455Cinedigm
76Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal$1,016--5--$203$1,0161Music Box Films
77Le Pont du Nord (2013 re-issue)$992-77%10$992$11,5343The Film Desk
78Violeta Went to Heaven$964-83%31$321$9,1032Kino Lorber
79Leviathan (2013)$756-64%20$378$44,6906Cinema Guild
80Mental$750-92%1-11$750$17,3462Dada Films
8111 Flowers$614-47%10$614$8,4597First Run Features
82Dorfman in Love$582-80%4-1$146$13,7373Brainstorm Media
83Silver Circle$544--1--$544$3,1133Area23a
845 Broken Cameras$432--1--$432$103,01145Kino Lorber
85If I Were You$66-73%1-2$66$8,0864Kino Lorber
86All Together$26--1--$26$42,24525Kino Lorber / Tribeca Film