'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, Jun. 4 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 4 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2The Longest Yard (2005)$10,496,85120%3,6340$2,889$88,943,5832Paramount
3Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$10,456,76648%3,650-13$2,865$300,334,7753Fox
4Cinderella Man$7,409,92925%2,812--$2,635$13,315,5801Universal
5The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants$3,773,5404%2,583--$1,461$11,146,8391Warner Bros.
6Monster-in-Law$2,498,48332%3,025-205$826$69,488,4454New Line
7Lords of Dogtown$1,797,231-30%1,865--$964$4,362,8461Sony / Columbia
8Crash (2005)$1,356,75742%1,319-361$1,029$39,977,2675Lionsgate
9Kicking & Screaming$977,79030%1,827-1139$535$47,136,0104Universal