Grosses

'Captain America 2' Returns to First on Thursday with $4.32M; 'Rio 2' #2; 'Heaven is for Real' #3April 18, 2014 12:04 PM

by Daniel Garris

Captain America: The Winter Solider returned to the top of the daily box office on Thursday with $4.32 million. The blockbuster 3D superhero sequel from Disney and Marvel was up 23 percent over Wednesday and down a slim 6 percent from last Thursday. Midweek grosses continued to be stronger than usual in general on Thursday due in part to Holy Week. The Winter Soldier was the week's top film with $57.31 million. That was down 51 percent from the film's opening week performance and brings the two-week total for the film to a strong $174.91 million. Captain America: The Winter Soldier is currently running 14 percent ahead of the $153.72 million 14-day take of last year's Thor: The Dark World.

Fox's Rio 2 was up 18 percent and one spot over Wednesday to place in second on Thursday with an estimated $3.58 milion. The 3D computer animated sequel from Blue Sky Studios placed in second for the week with a seven-day start of $52.86 million. That was in line with pre-release expectations and places the film just 3 percent behind the $54.48 million seven-day start of 2011's Rio.

Heaven is for Real was down two spots and a healthy 10 percent from Wednesday's opening day performance to claim third with an estimated $3.33 million. Sony's faith-based drama has grossed a very solid $7.03 million in two days of release. That places the film 16 percent behind the $8.36 million two-day midweek start of Titanic 3D ahead of Easter weekend back in 2012. With the aid of an A rating on CinemaScore, Heaven is for Real is likely to hold up well going forward.

Daily Domestic Gross Thu, May. 26 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 26 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$9,079,7755%3,6610$2,480$200,440,2171Fox
2Monster-in-Law$1,485,82122%3,4240$434$49,662,9872New Line
3Kicking & Screaming$918,03623%3,47015$265$37,614,3922Universal
4Crash (2005)$652,51616%1,90529$343$30,138,9173Lionsgate
5Unleashed$416,7016%1,9625$212$19,619,2612Rogue
6Kingdom of Heaven$392,24113%2,808-62$140$42,824,6563Fox
7House of Wax$333,87911%2,766-238$121$28,236,5603Warner Bros.
8The Interpreter$313,87416%2,164159$145$66,596,1625Universal
9The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy$247,59119%2,2110$112$47,818,3404Disney
10Mindhunters$133,89713%1,0400$129$4,069,6072Dimension Films