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 Sun, Dec. 5 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Dec. 5 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tangled$6,514,983-35%3,6030$1,808$96,570,8122Disney
2Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$4,770,634-36%4,1250$1,157$244,519,1163Warner Bros.
3Burlesque$1,586,432-38%3,0370$522$26,986,6562Sony / Screen Gems
4Megamind$1,423,656-39%3,173-238$449$136,611,1615Paramount / DreamWorks
5Unstoppable (2010)$1,339,172-51%3,152-31$425$68,762,8644Fox
6Love and Other Drugs$1,328,234-43%2,4583$540$22,574,8872Fox
7Faster (2010)$1,028,672-39%2,47016$416$18,217,7302CBS Films
8Due Date$952,004-48%2,450-105$389$90,882,1385Warner Bros.
9The Warrior's Way$768,017-34%1,622--$474$3,048,6651Relativity Media
10The Next Three Days$610,550-47%2,236-328$273$18,301,9173Lionsgate
11Morning Glory (2010)$383,429-49%2,263-178$169$29,011,4824Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Dec. 5 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$436,717-36%433140$1,009$6,611,7625Fox Searchlight
2Fair Game (2010)$241,289-47%43640$553$7,306,4425Summit
3Red (2010)$171,561-51%779-135$220$87,170,9128Summit
4Skyline$115,600-41%578-611$200$20,955,3954Universal / Rogue
5For Colored Girls$106,063-49%485-120$219$37,252,0235Lionsgate
6The Social Network$97,698-50%260-31$376$90,970,12310Sony / Columbia
7Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$68,812-24%322192$214$54,811,20711Warner Bros.
8Despicable Me$64,400-34%28014$230$250,004,04022Universal
9The Town$51,336-43%3180$161$91,735,51312Warner Bros.
10Easy A$33,564-44%229-22$147$58,128,34512Sony / Screen Gems
11The Nutcracker in 3D$26,45315%11570$230$159,5152Freestyle Releasing
12Jackass 3D$24,979-50%180-3$139$116,733,0288Paramount
13Life As We Know It$24,406-43%208-41$117$52,122,4009Warner Bros.
14Paranormal Activity 2$23,952-46%200-79$120$84,257,4887Paramount
15Conviction$17,409-43%10721$163$6,663,8278Fox Searchlight
16Inception$15,371-50%117-27$131$292,383,90021Warner Bros.
17Hereafter$13,289-41%114-88$117$32,438,0418Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Dec. 5 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Black Swan$484,544-11%18--$26,919$1,443,8091Fox Searchlight
2The King's Speech$101,699-26%62$16,950$807,9732Weinstein Company
3I Love You Phillip Morris$37,405-16%6--$6,234$112,7121Roadside Attractions
4Hubble 3D$30,091-28%570$528$18,945,31838Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Polar Express (2010 re-issue)$26,643-29%15--$1,776$179,4585Warner Bros.
6Guzaarish$17,091-34%58-38$295$989,5273UTV
7Waiting for 'Superman'$11,405-25%8516$134$6,321,43211Paramount Vantage
8Under the Sea 3D$7,569-27%130$582$24,989,64195Warner Bros. / IMAX
9Nowhere Boy$4,998-20%23-17$217$1,445,3669Weinstein Company
10Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$4,618-57%59-31$78$52,437,86211Fox
11Stone$3,725-24%22-1$169$1,761,4379Relativity / Overture
12Wild Target$3,180-39%137$245$91,7346Freestyle
13The Tillman Story$2,061-15%141$147$799,99516Weinstein Company
14Cool It$5853%1514$39$59,9014Roadside Attractions
15Jack Goes Boating$491-39%90$55$533,29012Relativity / Overture
16Let Me In$302-77%0-31--$12,134,42010Relativity / Overture
17Winter's Bone$165-20%20$83$6,228,91026Roadside Attractions