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 Sat, Jun. 13 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 13 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Up$13,281,04751%3,88668$3,418$178,741,6083Disney
2The Hangover$12,603,94422%3,35586$3,757$94,889,5902Warner Bros.
3The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$9,335,05813%3,074--$3,037$17,569,6441Sony / Columbia
4Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$4,112,29039%3,365-442$1,222$140,922,6984Fox
5Land of the Lost$3,587,24423%3,53413$1,015$32,332,9232Universal
6Star Trek$2,391,84055%2,638-564$907$230,368,5846Paramount
7Imagine That$2,205,00220%3,008--$733$4,042,4901Paramount
8Terminator Salvation$2,017,07441%2,650-654$761$112,583,8594Warner Bros.
9Angels & Demons$1,794,05949%2,436-489$736$122,098,6205Sony / Columbia
10Drag Me to Hell$1,579,01515%2,273-237$695$34,235,9273Universal