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, Dec. 18 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Dec. 18 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1TRON: Legacy$15,036,169-14%3,451--$4,357$32,545,9501Disney
2Yogi Bear$7,087,04454%3,515--$2,016$11,689,1391Warner Bros.
3The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$5,136,88944%3,5550$1,445$39,056,3152Fox
4The Fighter$4,891,66424%2,5032499$1,954$9,266,8102Paramount
5Tangled$3,786,75674%3,201-364$1,183$125,111,9874Disney
6The Tourist$3,498,12537%2,7560$1,269$28,142,6822Sony / Columbia
7How Do You Know$2,941,83714%2,483--$1,185$5,514,3831Sony / Columbia
8Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$2,080,47158%2,860-717$727$264,102,2835Warner Bros.
9Unstoppable (2010)$817,79647%1,874-1093$436$76,916,0136Fox
10Burlesque$556,27634%1,510-1366$368$35,084,3124Sony / Screen Gems
11Due Date$524,30038%1,157-833$453$96,968,5467Warner Bros.
12Love and Other Drugs$445,52631%1,093-1147$408$29,873,6104Fox
13Megamind$304,448102%1,025-1400$297$141,405,7587Paramount / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Dec. 18 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Black Swan$3,175,26926%959869$3,311$13,100,1983Fox Searchlight
2127 Hours$224,60751%307-109$732$9,139,3347Fox Searchlight
3Faster (2010)$181,61845%660-1446$275$22,373,6194CBS Films
4Red (2010)$144,83550%439-125$330$88,334,81810Summit
5The Social Network$127,04386%2281$557$91,754,38012Sony / Columbia
6Fair Game (2010)$103,25693%268-168$385$8,587,2247Summit
7The Next Three Days$82,17755%361-1065$228$20,898,1105Lionsgate
8Despicable Me$75,72586%233-25$325$250,438,81524Universal
9Morning Glory (2010)$49,96848%263-741$190$30,535,0096Paramount
10Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$46,49888%210-78$221$55,158,79313Warner Bros.
11Paranormal Activity 2$32,61948%17449$187$84,409,1239Paramount
12The Warrior's Way$31,31228%217-1405$144$5,475,5273Relativity Media
13Hereafter$29,31744%232145$126$32,555,41610Warner Bros.
14Easy A$28,60436%161-42$178$58,377,70214Sony / Screen Gems
15The Town$24,22050%144-111$168$92,057,63414Warner Bros.
16Skyline$22,75561%123-154$185$21,352,3606Universal / Rogue

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Dec. 18 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The King's Speech$456,96968%4324$10,627$2,569,4044Weinstein Company
2I Love You Phillip Morris$61,19468%4914$1,249$472,0913Roadside Attractions
3The Polar Express (2010 re-issue)$44,07394%150$2,938$449,4097Warner Bros.
4Hubble 3D$40,99056%56-1$732$19,317,74540Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Rabbit Hole$21,45440%5--$4,291$36,7621Lionsgate
6For Colored Girls$16,48868%79-164$209$37,615,0397Lionsgate
7Life As We Know It$16,10735%75-45$215$52,263,55111Warner Bros.
8Under the Sea 3D$12,54745%110$1,141$25,077,36997Warner Bros. / IMAX
9Inception$10,29620%62-46$166$292,504,40423Warner Bros.
10Jackass 3D$6,40231%50-58$128$116,869,01710Paramount
11Stone$5,42033%6445$85$1,791,58811Relativity / Overture
12Waiting for 'Superman'$3,571101%33-22$108$6,407,52613Paramount Vantage
13Winter's Bone$1,53756%41$384$6,236,35428Roadside Attractions
14Hemingway's Garden of Eden$59384%5-9$119$20,4642Roadside Attractions
15Cool It$38-3%2-8$19$62,4976Roadside Attractions