'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.

Daily Domestic Gross Wed, Oct. 9 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Oct. 9 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Red Dragon$2,099,072-19%3,357--$625$43,659,0971Universal
2Sweet Home Alabama$1,215,584-12%3,30310$368$69,116,2442Disney
3My Big Fat Greek Wedding$695,068-13%1,971130$353$136,351,63225IFC Films
4The Tuxedo$465,394-14%3,0220$154$29,485,9832DreamWorks
6The Banger Sisters$330,411-9%2,518-221$131$25,265,3943Fox Searchlight
7The Four Feathers$169,425-5%2,1870$77$16,014,6123Paramount
8One Hour Photo$146,453-12%1,252-53$117$29,221,3527Fox Searchlight
10Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever$81,309-14%1,507-1198$54$13,762,6123Warner Bros.