'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, Feb. 19 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 19 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hitch$13,292,02845%3,5750$3,718$80,769,0222Sony / Columbia
2Constantine$10,978,2211%3,006--$3,652$21,860,9971Warner Bros.
3Because of Winn-Dixie$4,266,47851%3,188--$1,338$7,089,6701Fox
4Son of the Mask$3,181,62367%2,966--$1,073$5,089,9831New Line
5Million Dollar Baby$3,011,88687%2,10570$1,431$52,130,93110Warner Bros.
6Are We There Yet?$2,772,05483%2,519-291$1,100$67,294,6395Sony / Columbia
7Boogeyman$2,242,21140%2,572-480$872$39,492,9843Sony / Screen Gems
8The Aviator (2004)$1,877,14695%1,710-486$1,098$86,822,2879Miramax
9Pooh's Heffalump Movie$1,845,351116%2,5290$730$9,954,2432Disney
10Sideways$1,732,31292%1,300-319$1,333$56,860,13718Fox Searchlight