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 Sun, Aug. 23 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 23 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inglourious Basterds$10,596,226-19%3,165--$3,348$38,069,4971Weinstein Company
2District 9$5,439,427-25%3,0501$1,783$72,804,3272Sony / TriStar
3G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$3,400,067-34%3,953-54$860$120,235,3443Paramount
4Julie & Julia$2,505,854-32%2,463109$1,017$59,094,6563Sony / Columbia
5The Time Traveler's Wife$2,474,237-36%2,9880$828$37,166,5812Warner Bros. / New Line
6Shorts$1,647,073-37%3,105--$530$6,409,3541Warner Bros.
7G-Force$1,122,357-37%2,561-504$438$107,226,9405Disney
8Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$1,070,525-25%1,936-835$553$290,238,7596Warner Bros.
9The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard$849,607-17%1,84911$459$11,246,2762Paramount Vantage
10The Ugly Truth$685,718-41%1,971-762$348$82,808,7775Sony / Columbia