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.

Daily Domestic Gross Sun, Mar. 31 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Mar. 31 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Panic Room$7,169,476-35%3,053--$2,348$30,057,8711Sony / Columbia
2Ice Age$4,155,940-40%3,333-12$1,247$116,863,8183Fox
3The Rookie (2002)$4,008,880-32%2,511--$1,597$16,022,3241Disney
4Blade II$3,584,610-26%2,7070$1,324$54,925,7542New Line
5Clockstoppers$2,215,705-40%2,540--$872$10,110,6361Paramount
6E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (2002 re-issue)$1,518,541-35%3,0070$505$24,294,5772Universal
7Death to Smoochy$1,028,964-33%2,164--$475$4,266,8821Warner Bros.
8We Were Soldiers$963,941-34%2,046-813$471$66,756,7685Paramount
9A Beautiful Mind$951,314-38%1,560105$610$160,847,76813Universal
10Showtime$940,120-28%2,321-596$405$33,301,4833Warner Bros.