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 Wed, May. 5 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 5 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$1,293,000-29%3,332--$388$38,082,0001Warner Bros. / New Line
2How to Train Your Dragon$494,515-15%3,426-239$144$193,856,2286Paramount / DreamWorks
3The Back-up Plan$482,052-23%3,2800$147$24,563,2282CBS Films
4Date Night$452,358-13%3,093-201$146$75,059,7094Fox
5Clash of the Titans (2010)$379,000-9%2,737-534$138$155,146,0005Warner Bros.
6The Losers$366,000-23%2,9360$125$19,303,0002Warner Bros.
7Kick-Ass$345,538-20%2,542-523$136$43,430,2233Lionsgate
8Death at a Funeral (2010)$303,635-17%2,271-188$134$35,917,0613Sony / Screen Gems
9Oceans$252,128-9%1,2104$208$14,238,7202Disneynature
10Furry Vengeance$214,893-27%2,997--$72$7,402,9301Summit