'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, Aug. 6 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 6 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dukes of Hazzard$9,970,384-21%3,785--$2,634$22,616,0571Warner Bros.
2Wedding Crashers$6,364,51732%3,10676$2,049$138,807,6434New Line
3Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$4,174,78020%3,702-73$1,128$166,112,3114Warner Bros.
4Sky High$3,463,32818%2,9127$1,189$29,404,3612Disney
5Must Love Dogs$2,934,47722%2,5050$1,171$24,209,1052Warner Bros.
6March of the Penguins$2,780,98240%1,8671089$1,490$24,057,7657Warner Independent
7Stealth$2,314,64727%3,4950$662$22,792,4842Sony / Columbia
8Fantastic Four$1,744,38742%2,339-405$746$142,701,3875Fox
9War of the Worlds$1,461,32841%1,940-384$753$223,552,9446Paramount
10The Island (2005)$1,171,20426%2,138-1000$548$29,923,9223DreamWorks