'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 to continue to lead the daily box office on Tuesday. 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 Sat, Nov. 20 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 20 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1National Treasure$14,588,09631%3,017--$4,835$25,707,5501Disney
2The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie$13,771,26144%3,212--$4,287$23,330,9281Paramount
3The Incredibles$12,211,51583%3,683-250$3,316$169,911,9953Disney
4The Polar Express$7,139,37686%3,6500$1,956$46,767,5292Warner Bros.
5Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason$4,213,16226%2,4501920$1,720$19,037,2982Universal
6After the Sunset$2,257,64347%2,8190$801$17,808,6942New Line
8The Grudge$1,911,13266%2,112-704$905$103,676,6115Sony / Columbia
9Seed of Chucky$1,451,73661%2,0621$704$12,575,9402Rogue