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. 3 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Dec. 3 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$7,080,43130%4,046-20$1,750$242,923,5143Lionsgate / Summit
2The Muppets$5,134,45689%3,4400$1,493$53,130,8462Disney
3Arthur Christmas$3,465,954110%3,3760$1,027$23,060,6992Sony / Columbia
4Hugo$3,382,02670%1,840563$1,838$22,938,7722Paramount
5Happy Feet Two$2,764,38397%3,536-75$782$49,954,7013Warner Bros.
6Jack and Jill$2,474,64257%3,04920$812$62,860,4084Sony / Columbia
7Immortals$1,892,68438%2,627-50$720$74,456,0124Relativity Media
8Tower Heist$1,838,40547%2,404-70$765$69,733,3155Universal
9Puss in Boots (2011)$1,396,05696%2,750-255$508$138,581,5646Paramount / DreamWorks
10J. Edgar$1,032,96645%1,98575$520$32,005,7434Warner Bros.
11Moneyball$268,86154%1,004817$268$73,660,76011Sony / Columbia
12The Ides of March$236,84850%1,016857$233$40,001,9639Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Dec. 3 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Descendants$2,226,64355%574141$3,879$16,551,3093Fox Searchlight
2My Week with Marilyn$509,73348%2440$2,089$3,536,4602Weinstein Company
3A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas$410,02223%710-165$577$32,844,6905Warner Bros. / New Line
4In Time$244,20736%421-36$580$35,719,7146Fox
5Dolphin Tale$139,61170%410194$341$70,621,53711Warner Bros.
6Like Crazy$108,05228%1522$711$2,808,8066Paramount Vantage
7Margin Call$105,11684%15011$701$4,631,4547Roadside Attractions
8Courageous$83,00434%26554$313$32,968,38210Sony / TriStar
9Footloose (2011)$63,93530%309-75$207$51,001,6778Paramount
10The Smurfs$63,293106%32779$194$142,462,36919Sony / Columbia
11Paranormal Activity 3$60,76547%255-100$238$103,413,6057Paramount
1250/50$55,08225%196-14$281$34,727,22010Summit
13The Three Musketeers (2011)$52,57941%208-16$253$20,065,3627Summit
14Abduction$42,57156%151-12$282$27,943,07011Lionsgate
15Contagion$32,11039%155-63$207$75,550,64313Warner Bros.
16Anonymous$28,88221%10533$275$4,376,2326Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Dec. 3 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shame$139,70526%10--$13,971$250,1811Fox Searchlight
2The Artist$88,23959%62$14,707$434,1722Weinstein Company
3Martha Marcy May Marlene$41,59355%84-29$495$2,709,1637Fox Searchlight
4The Polar Express (2011 re-issue)$37,021192%245$1,543$137,1982Warner Bros.
5Drive (2011)$26,13235%86-7$304$34,583,30812FilmDistrict
6Pastorela$24,5353%55--$446$48,8591Lionsgate / Pantelion
7Born to Be Wild 3D$23,2552%490$475$14,546,06835Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Rise of the Planet of the Apes$19,09866%84-19$227$176,633,53318Fox
9The Rum Diary$14,62422%639$232$13,007,4376FilmDistrict
10Answers to Nothing$5,80811%21--$277$11,0311Roadside Attractions
11Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$4,284168%31-17$138$38,525,63916Weinstein Company
12Inni$2,7546%73$393$109,0426Cinema Purgatorio
13Sarah's Key$1,32634%7-20$189$7,691,06020Weinstein Company
14Circumstance$1,3200%2--$660$444,46915Roadside Attractions
15Laugh at My Pain$437-68%51$87$7,704,23213CodeBlack Entertainment
16Thunder Soul$279--1--$279$143,98611Roadside Attractions