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.

Daily Domestic Gross Wed, Aug. 19 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 19 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1District 9$3,866,740-16%3,049--$1,268$50,987,6731Sony / TriStar
2G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$2,185,612-16%4,0070$545$105,961,6372Paramount
3The Time Traveler's Wife$2,055,943-17%2,988--$688$25,495,7321Warner Bros. / New Line
4Julie & Julia$1,733,267-9%2,3540$736$48,609,7362Sony / Columbia
5G-Force$958,127-15%3,065-417$313$102,144,4814Disney
6Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$696,038-8%2,771-684$251$286,073,4175Warner Bros.
7The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard$665,437-18%1,838--$362$7,951,6441Paramount Vantage
8The Ugly Truth$629,616-12%2,733-242$230$79,433,4874Sony / Columbia
9(500) Days of Summer$459,580-11%1,048231$439$19,374,3555Fox Searchlight
10Funny People$413,954-13%2,584-424$160$49,253,9333Universal