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 Sat, Aug. 14 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 14 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Expendables$11,899,925-11%3,270--$3,639$25,230,8061Lionsgate
2Eat Pray Love$8,135,550-4%3,082--$2,640$16,592,3591Sony / Columbia
3The Other Guys$6,792,06021%3,6510$1,860$64,952,9452Sony / Columbia
4Inception$4,574,68137%3,120-298$1,466$245,109,3475Warner Bros.
5Scott Pilgrim vs. the World$3,381,625-25%2,818--$1,200$7,904,5151Universal
6Despicable Me$2,762,23532%2,923-490$945$220,078,2156Universal
7Step Up 3D$2,612,17114%2,4394$1,071$27,232,2512Disney
8Salt$2,561,05735%2,834-483$904$101,682,1484Sony / Columbia
9Dinner for Schmucks$2,459,06222%3,04642$807$56,972,6183Paramount / DreamWorks
10Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$1,638,58833%2,728-977$601$33,896,5653Warner Bros.
11Toy Story 3$842,47336%1,219-495$691$400,063,1789Disney
12Charlie St. Cloud$812,37011%2,083-642$390$28,186,0253Universal
13The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$493,35924%1,212-492$407$295,455,5817Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Aug. 14 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kids Are All Right$579,97756%830-164$699$16,321,0576Focus
2Grown Ups$505,52339%968-801$522$157,782,3938Sony / Columbia
3Ramona and Beezus$329,58831%632-846$522$23,083,8264Fox
4The Karate Kid (2010)$209,48533%372-70$563$174,710,81910Sony / Columbia
5Predators$148,49032%343-111$433$50,983,5496Fox
6The Last Airbender$144,66537%364-275$397$129,595,2007Paramount
7Shrek Forever After$143,25633%254-54$564$237,126,79713Paramount / DreamWorks
8Knight and Day$109,57028%310-26$353$75,223,6388Fox
9Winter's Bone$97,60661%136-5$718$4,789,62710Roadside Attractions
10The A-Team$58,97525%204-37$289$76,753,12510Fox
11Iron Man 2$53,70452%178-46$302$312,019,64215Paramount
12Marmaduke$38,93527%151-19$258$33,313,12511Fox
13Middle Men$35,16724%2520$140$606,7092Paramount
14Killers$32,22319%169-3$191$46,975,73211Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Aug. 14 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Peepli Live$147,13133%64--$2,299$257,3521UTV Communications
2Hubble 3D$101,54514%541$1,880$13,316,61822Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Flipped$45,36427%44-1$1,031$410,3902Warner Bros.
4Under the Sea 3D$33,00219%163$2,063$23,651,92479Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Concert$23,87465%190$1,257$180,5354Weinstein Company
6Cyrus$20,58336%84-48$245$7,237,6699Fox Searchlight
7La Soga$14,821-5%11--$1,347$30,45917-57 Releasing
8Letters to Juliet$12,87316%61-42$211$52,971,13314Summit
9The Disappearance of Alice Creed$10,61053%122$884$73,9892Anchor Bay
10Solitary Man$10,03968%28-17$359$4,251,96113Anchor Bay
11Date Night$9,96731%33-13$302$98,649,52119Fox
12Sex and the City 2$9,57324%81-119$118$95,321,54612Warner Bros. / New Line
13Tales From Earthsea$7,96739%5--$1,593$13,6941Disney
14Twelve$1,41525%12-219$118$180,7012Hannover House
15Princess Kaiulani$1,09160%32$364$864,89814Roadside Attractions
16City Island$1,02831%81$129$6,665,23122Anchor Bay
17The People I've Slept With$724-69%1--$724$3,0621People Pictures