'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, Dec. 9 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Dec. 9 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Happy Feet$6,009,91895%3,650-154$1,647$134,127,4114Warner Bros.
3The Holiday$5,244,77318%2,610--$2,009$9,685,9531Sony / Columbia
4Casino Royale (2006)$4,093,82255%3,161-225$1,295$126,823,9764Sony / Columbia
5Deja Vu (2006)$2,762,16250%2,742-366$1,007$51,584,3183Disney
6Unaccompanied Minors$2,751,50777%2,775--$992$4,308,6241Warner Bros.
7The Nativity Story$2,191,12250%3,0830$711$13,848,8212New Line
8Deck the Halls$1,896,39882%2,766-439$686$29,087,0173Fox
9The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$1,526,565102%2,226-391$686$76,209,4076Disney
10Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$1,154,98745%1,594-643$725$119,643,3956Fox