'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 Sun, Nov. 10 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 10 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
18 Mile$13,103,046-29%2,470--$5,305$51,239,8641Universal
2The Santa Clause 2$8,011,926-26%3,3522$2,390$60,039,2442Disney
3The Ring$4,079,686-35%2,927119$1,394$85,604,8064DreamWorks
4I Spy$2,372,429-37%3,1820$746$24,488,9502Sony / Columbia
5jackass: the movie$1,844,076-36%2,5322$728$53,198,0233Paramount
6My Big Fat Greek Wedding$1,600,925-40%1,975-2$811$179,458,47030IFC Films
7Sweet Home Alabama$982,221-42%2,004-437$490$118,547,4577Disney
8Ghost Ship$902,681-31%2,361-426$382$26,174,4433Warner Bros.
9Femme Fatale$748,722-33%1,066--$702$3,432,4381Warner Bros.
10Punch-Drunk Love$629,165-42%1,29341$487$14,510,3395Sony / Columbia