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, Dec. 21 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Dec. 21 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$23,326,667-15%3,703--$6,299$124,100,0861New Line
2Something's Gotta Give$3,484,662-26%2,6770$1,302$33,428,8362Sony / Columbia
3Mona Lisa Smile$3,335,036-18%2,677--$1,246$11,527,9321Sony / Columbia
4The Last Samurai$2,663,755-11%2,93830$907$59,488,7013Warner Bros.
5Elf$1,878,433-14%2,451-425$766$154,836,1247New Line
6Bad Santa$1,724,743-14%2,225-315$775$42,923,1184Miramax / Dimension
7Stuck on You$1,680,869-14%3,0074$559$16,983,6382Fox
8The Haunted Mansion$1,335,458-19%2,414-587$553$58,802,5304Disney
9Love Don't Cost a Thing$1,029,412-34%1,8440$558$11,191,2522Warner Bros.
10Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat$816,963-17%2,121-834$385$93,928,6025Universal