Grosses

'Captain America 2' Returns to First on Thursday with $4.32M; 'Rio 2' #2; 'Heaven is for Real' #3April 18, 2014 12:04 PM

by Daniel Garris

Captain America: The Winter Solider returned to the top of the daily box office on Thursday with $4.32 million. The blockbuster 3D superhero sequel from Disney and Marvel was up 23 percent over Wednesday and down a slim 6 percent from last Thursday. Midweek grosses continued to be stronger than usual in general on Thursday due in part to Holy Week. The Winter Soldier was the week's top film with $57.31 million. That was down 51 percent from the film's opening week performance and brings the two-week total for the film to a strong $174.91 million. Captain America: The Winter Soldier is currently running 14 percent ahead of the $153.72 million 14-day take of last year's Thor: The Dark World.

Fox's Rio 2 was up 18 percent and one spot over Wednesday to place in second on Thursday with an estimated $3.58 milion. The 3D computer animated sequel from Blue Sky Studios placed in second for the week with a seven-day start of $52.86 million. That was in line with pre-release expectations and places the film just 3 percent behind the $54.48 million seven-day start of 2011's Rio.

Heaven is for Real was down two spots and a healthy 10 percent from Wednesday's opening day performance to claim third with an estimated $3.33 million. Sony's faith-based drama has grossed a very solid $7.03 million in two days of release. That places the film 16 percent behind the $8.36 million two-day midweek start of Titanic 3D ahead of Easter weekend back in 2012. With the aid of an A rating on CinemaScore, Heaven is for Real is likely to hold up well going forward.

Oculus held steady in fourth place with $1.02 million. The low-budget R-rated horror film from Relativity was up 17 percent over Wednesday. Oculus placed in third for the week with a seven-day start of $15.99 million. That was in line with expectations and places the film 6 percent ahead of the $15.07 million seven-day take of 2012's House at the End of the Street.

Lionsgate's Divergent was up 23 percent and one spot from Wednesday to round out Thursday's top five with $0.955 million. The successful young adult adaptation starring Shailene Woodley was also up 23 percent from last Thursday. Divergent placed in sixth for the week with $10.79 million and has grossed $128.16 million in four weeks.

Fellow Lionsgate release Draft Day was down one spot from Wednesday to land in sixth with $0.913 million. The modestly budgeted sports drama starring Kevin Costner was up 10 percent over Wednesday. Draft Day placed in fourth for the week with a seven-day start of $13.65 million. That was a bit below pre-release expectations.

Daily Domestic Gross Sun, Jun. 6 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 6 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shrek Forever After$8,199,763-24%4,38619$1,870$183,229,4533Paramount / DreamWorks
2Get Him to the Greek$4,868,000-24%2,697--$1,805$17,571,0001Universal
3Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$4,083,535-29%3,6460$1,120$59,621,7212Disney
4Killers$3,932,224-37%2,859--$1,375$15,837,2661Lionsgate
5Marmaduke$3,446,497-27%3,213--$1,073$11,599,6611Fox
6Sex and the City 2$3,283,000-30%3,4450$953$73,128,0002Warner Bros. / New Line
7Iron Man 2$2,247,495-35%3,007-797$747$291,429,8705Paramount
8Splice$1,890,000-32%2,450--$771$7,385,0001Warner Bros
9Robin Hood$1,546,000-34%2,599-774$595$94,496,0004Universal
10Letters to Juliet$820,110-35%1,962-863$418$43,337,8364Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jun. 6 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Raajneeti$246,000-30%111--$2,216$850,0001UTV Communications
2Just Wright$182,845-49%518-677$353$20,193,7784Fox Searchlight
3Date Night$168,922-52%658-468$257$95,334,4529Fox
4How to Train Your Dragon$147,310-28%343-482$429$213,883,14311Paramount / DreamWorks
5City Island$87,622-44%177-24$495$5,272,44412Anchor Bay
6Babies$86,895-14%181-120$480$6,529,1795Focus
7Diary of a Wimpy Kid$58,760-33%244-39$241$63,067,07912Fox
8The Bounty Hunter$57,028-32%249-38$229$65,958,84612Sony / Columbia
9A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$51,000-44%294-597$173$62,412,0006Warner Bros. / New Line
10The Losers$38,000-28%206123$184$23,398,0007Warner Bros.
11Hot Tub Time Machine$36,000-27%203-161$177$50,214,00011MGM
12Clash of the Titans (2010)$32,000-41%134-91$239$161,562,00010Warner Bros.
13MacGruber$29,000-28%177-2369$164$8,461,0003Universal / Rogue
14The Ghost Writer$26,103-36%14789$178$15,441,07616Summit
15The Back-up Plan$23,688-45%153-238$155$36,793,6587CBS Films
16Kick-Ass$22,573-24%117-46$193$47,641,5618Lionsgate
17Shutter Island$22,492-32%152-49$148$127,968,40516Paramount
18Furry Vengeance$19,692-46%125-122$158$16,612,7926Summit
19Death at a Funeral (2010)$18,043-49%102-145$177$42,092,5148Sony / Screen Gems
20Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$13,273-38%105-72$126$60,072,59610Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jun. 6 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$73,000-10%47-1$1,553$7,561,00012Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Solitary Man$48,449-43%2216$2,202$439,8893Anchor Bay
3Avatar$21,761-41%46-38$473$749,202,09025Fox
4Princess Kaiulani$15,339-5%25-13$614$708,2324Roadside Attractions
5Kites$14,647-29%58-118$253$1,602,4663Reliance Big Cinema
6Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$11,448-36%81-27$141$88,665,12017Fox
7Under the Sea 3D$9,000-18%17-1$529$22,301,00069Warner Bros. / IMAX
8The Secret of Kells$8,2089%24-1$342$570,48714GKIDS
9The Tooth Fairy$5,465-19%46-30$119$59,995,00520Fox
10The Square (2010)$4,148-29%172$244$306,9789Apparition
11Letters to God$558-24%9--$62$2,842,8909Vivendi
12The Joneses$467-28%7-1$67$1,438,5938Roadside Attractions