Grosses

'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 Sun, Sep. 10 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Sep. 10 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Covenant$2,109,849-42%2,681--$787$8,852,1611Sony / Screen Gems
2Hollywoodland$1,479,521-43%1,548--$956$5,927,4521Focus
3Crank$1,425,218-31%2,5150$567$19,963,4912Lionsgate
4The Protector (2006)$1,308,462-31%1,541--$849$5,033,3771The Weinstein Company
5Invincible (2006)$1,275,416-51%2,98766$427$45,498,3533Disney
6The Illusionist (2006)$1,264,814-36%1,362391$929$17,969,9524Yari Film Group
7Little Miss Sunshine$1,057,261-46%1,560-42$678$41,498,8287Fox Searchlight
8The Wicker Man (2006)$1,014,614-44%2,7840$364$17,435,1712Warner Bros.
9Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$901,128-31%2,506-401$360$67,012,0186Paramount
10Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$722,101-48%2,617-384$276$142,190,1746Sony / Columbia