Grosses

'Rio 2' Wins Close Three-Way Race on Monday with $2.68MApril 22, 2014 12:25 PM

by Daniel Garris

After placing in a close third over the weekend, Fox's Rio 2 moved back into first place on Monday with $2.68 million. The 3D computer animated sequel from Blue Sky Studios was down just 43 percent from Sunday and essentially unchanged from last Monday, as the Monday after Easter is traditionally a very strong day for family films. Rio 2 has grossed a very solid $77.72 million through eleven days of release. That places the film 8 percent behind the $84.15 million eleven-day take of 2011's Rio (which fell 42 percent to take in $3.34 million on the Monday after Easter).

Disney's Captain America: The Winter Soldier placed in a very close second with $2.595 million. The blockbuster 3D superhero sequel from Marvel was down 55 percent from Sunday and down a healthy 25 percent from last Monday. Captain America: The Winter Soldier has grossed $203.096 million through 18 days and will soon surpass the $206.36 million final domestic gross of last year's Thor: The Dark World. The Winter Soldier is currently running 22 percent ahead of the $169.28 million 18-day take of The Dark World.

Heaven is for Real took third place on Monday with $2.49 million. The low-budget faith-based drama from Sony was down 61 percent from Sunday, which was quite understandable given the film's strong daily hold on Easter Sunday. Heaven is for Real surpassed the $30 million mark yesterday and continues to outpace expectations with an impressive six-day start of $32.04 million. That is 15.5 percent stronger than the $27.73 million six-day take of 2010's The Last Song. With the aid of strong word of mouth, Heaven is for Real is likely to hold up nicely going forward.

Warner's Transcendence claimed fourth place with $0.997 million. The pricey sci-fi film starring Johnny Depp was down 56 percent from Sunday. Transcendence has grossed an extremely disappointing $11.88 million in its first four days of release. That represents a very poor performance given the film's price tag and is quite similar to the $12.86 million four-day start of 2007's Grindhouse. Given its performance thus far, Transcendence looks to fade away from theatres quickly.

Open Road's A Haunted House 2 rounded out the day's top five with $0.665 million. The low-budget horror comedy sequel starring Marlon Wayans fell 62 percent from Sunday, which represented one of the day's poorer daily percentage holds among wide releases. A Haunted House 2 is performing below expectations with a four-day start of $9.51 million and is currently running 50 percent behind the $19.08 million four-day start of last year's A Haunted House.

After a lackluster start over the weekend, Bears experienced the day's strongest percentage hold among wide releases, as it was down just 28 percent from Sunday to land in sixth with $0.653 million. The latest nature documentary from Disneynature should have another great hold today thanks to Earth Day. Bears has grossed $5.43 million in four days, which places it 18.5 percent behind the $6.66 million four-day take of 2011's African Cats.

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, Jul. 16 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 16 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inception$21,782,199--3,792--$5,744$21,782,1991Warner Bros.
2Despicable Me$10,135,39558%3,50125$2,895$98,356,3202Universal
3The Sorcerer's Apprentice$5,480,63371%3,504--$1,564$12,569,0701Disney
4The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$4,463,84530%4,001-467$1,116$255,835,2623Summit
5Toy Story 3$3,500,59039%3,177-576$1,102$354,467,6925Disney
6Grown Ups$3,138,22769%3,074-389$1,021$122,392,5684Sony / Columbia
7The Last Airbender$2,218,71741%2,805-398$791$109,602,1713Paramount
8Predators$2,173,14930%2,6690$814$35,457,1902Fox
9Knight and Day$1,117,60439%1,925-703$581$66,626,9834Fox
10The Karate Kid (2010)$680,18621%1,532-926$444$167,682,1546Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jul. 16 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cyrus$305,830154%446246$686$4,296,7035Fox Searchlight
2Iron Man 2$168,147239%36229$464$309,624,99711Paramount
3The A-Team$149,544-7%428-808$349$74,895,7276Fox
4Winter's Bone$91,90287%12115$760$2,808,5746Roadside Attractions
5Marmaduke$89,62536%274-109$327$31,906,0507Fox
6Shrek Forever After$85,90021%240-221$358$234,199,1099Paramount / DreamWorks
7Letters to Juliet$76,59264%27231$282$51,966,25710Summit
8How to Train Your Dragon$75,19014%228-26$330$217,225,79517Paramount / DreamWorks
9Robin Hood$56,49545%226-74$250$104,721,51010Universal
10Get Him to the Greek$56,495-31%287-155$197$59,892,2507Universal
11Solitary Man$48,46432%146-26$332$3,717,3999Anchor Bay
12Killers$44,60961%166-103$269$46,014,7547Lionsgate
13Date Night$43,67748%166-39$263$98,168,95015Fox
14Splice$20,347-8%117-87$174$16,874,7907Warner Bros

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jul. 16 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kids Are All Right$285,667365%3831$7,518$1,035,1742Focus
2Hubble 3D$89,40215%530$1,687$10,660,44918Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Grease Sing-a-Long$39,492-6%219$1,881$177,4192Paramount
4Jonah Hex$33,0771107%46-19$719$10,132,1085Warner Bros.
5Sex and the City 2$32,5302%97-59$335$94,868,7178Warner Bros. / New Line
6Under the Sea 3D$23,79734%130$1,831$22,920,48375Warner Bros. / IMAX
7I Hate Luv Storys$10,076--35-44$288$798,9733UTV
8Clash of the Titans (2010)$9,976-24%67-63$149$163,167,09816Warner Bros.
9Just Wright$8,45620%56-24$151$21,454,72810Fox Searchlight
10City Island$8,007-10%49-16$163$6,544,86918Anchor Bay
11The Back-up Plan$3,874-30%25-36$155$37,472,82813CBS Films
12Avatar$3,840-63%4-5$960$749,689,64531Fox
13Udaan$668--2--$334$6681UTV Communications
14Princess Kaiulani$560-11%3-3$187$853,42310Roadside Attractions
15The Secret of Kells$524-33%6-4$87$684,79920GKIDS
16The Square (2010)$45320%4-1$113$402,65615Apparition