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 Thu, May. 1 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 1 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man$3,500,631--2,500--$1,400$3,500,6310Paramount
2Baby Mama$1,054,949-2%2,543--$415$21,997,3321Universal
3Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay$888,744-9%2,510--$354$19,256,5741Warner Bros. / New Line
4Forgetting Sarah Marshall$783,652-10%2,7991$280$38,673,0442Universal
5The Forbidden Kingdom$550,171-11%3,1510$175$40,925,9262Lionsgate
621$259,401-8%2,95249$88$76,955,1305Sony / Columbia
788 Minutes$253,493-12%2,1680$117$13,826,0902Sony / Columbia
8Prom Night (2008)$174,9231%2,821121$62$38,945,1203Sony / Screen Gems
9Nim's Island$173,562-9%2,977-300$58$39,789,7194Fox
10Deception (2008)$165,513-13%2,001--$83$3,115,7561Fox