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 Tue, Feb. 23 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Feb. 23 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shutter Island$3,149,100-6%2,991--$1,053$47,549,6631Paramount
2Avatar$1,262,678-1%2,581-104$489$690,860,59210Fox
3Valentine's Day$1,067,08614%3,6650$291$88,932,7652Warner Bros. / New Line
4The Wolfman$740,6850%3,2231$230$51,847,2202Universal
5Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$700,890-2%3,39640$206$60,132,9502Fox
6Dear John$511,96819%3,06287$167$66,742,2733Sony / Screen Gems
7Crazy Heart$262,9952%1,08984$242$22,044,42410Fox Searchlight
8From Paris with Love$244,67610%2,311-411$106$21,828,4733Lionsgate
9Edge of Darkness$209,1376%2,118-497$99$40,752,8264Warner Bros.
10The Tooth Fairy$178,397-2%2,523-225$71$50,083,1795Fox