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 Sat, Sep. 21 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Sep. 21 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Barbershop$5,950,64457%1,894289$3,142$35,334,0402MGM
2My Big Fat Greek Wedding$4,550,58957%1,85389$2,456$108,321,66023IFC Films
3The Banger Sisters$4,289,42230%2,738--$1,567$7,585,3871Fox Searchlight
4The Four Feathers$2,948,49926%1,912--$1,542$5,280,1391Paramount
5Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever$2,764,32814%2,705--$1,022$5,180,0731Warner Bros.
6One Hour Photo$2,117,35348%1,332120$1,590$20,667,5775Fox Searchlight
7Signs$1,676,87463%2,338-713$717$217,144,0458Disney
8SwimFan$1,614,92538%2,572-288$628$23,740,9463Fox
9Stealing Harvard$1,501,68438%2,3660$635$9,891,3162Sony / Columbia
10Trapped$1,359,14328%2,227--$610$2,422,6181Sony / Columbia