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.

Daily Domestic Gross Wed, Jan. 4 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 4 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$2,634,866-23%3,4557$763$147,249,5293Paramount
2Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$2,013,350-21%3,7030$544$141,481,6893Warner Bros.
3The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$1,803,452-13%2,9140$619$63,831,1262Sony / Columbia
4War Horse$1,305,586-17%2,547171$513$46,961,6602Disney / DreamWorks
5Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$1,232,781-36%3,72441$331$101,012,3093Fox
6The Adventures of Tintin$1,146,601-33%3,0870$371$54,254,3282Paramount
7We Bought a Zoo$1,100,279-27%3,16346$348$47,108,1692Fox
8New Year's Eve$474,242-22%2,2250$213$48,338,3804Warner Bros. / New Line
9The Darkest Hour$406,926-31%2,3273$175$15,209,7362Summit
10The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$250,362-16%1,4110$177$276,675,2347Lionsgate / Summit
11The Sitter$248,968-17%1,348-138$185$27,366,3454Fox
12The Muppets$190,454-31%1,5415$124$84,028,7046Disney
13Arthur Christmas$81,327-30%1,343-181$61$46,269,9686Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Jan. 4 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Descendants$340,267-8%7585$449$41,027,4827Fox Searchlight
2Young Adult$257,534-15%9870$261$13,228,0044Paramount
3Hugo$220,877-22%9510$232$50,816,3556Paramount
4The Artist$175,319-2%1670$1,050$5,803,7276Weinstein Company
5My Week with Marilyn$137,727-4%63028$219$9,488,8356Weinstein Company
6Puss in Boots (2011)$83,614-25%3890$215$145,932,97910Paramount / DreamWorks
7Happy Feet Two$51,239-19%5250$98$61,080,5157Warner Bros.
8J. Edgar$33,302-5%4550$73$36,719,3358Warner Bros.
9Tower Heist$30,360-11%253-30$120$76,866,7409Universal
10Immortals$19,766-16%2280$87$82,742,7328Relativity Media
11A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas$16,199-14%2450$66$34,963,5209Warner Bros. / New Line
12Dolphin Tale$15,696-36%1880$83$72,056,18915Warner Bros.
13In Time$15,045-11%12311$122$37,108,37510Fox
14Footloose (2011)$11,985-2%1820$66$51,694,72712Paramount
15Paranormal Activity 3$7,2662%1240$59$104,022,23711Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Jan. 4 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$121,5972%572$2,133$4,520,7774Focus
2Shame$35,737-12%555$650$2,120,0795Fox Searchlight
3The Iron Lady$18,591-8%4--$4,648$324,6851Weinstein Company
4Born to Be Wild 3D$17,959-15%490$367$15,222,81639Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$15,8702%60$2,645$383,8132Warner Bros.
6Pariah (2011)$7,1659%40$1,791$115,4681Focus
7The Way$7,160-11%4720$152$4,202,60413Producers Distribution Agency
8Margin Call$4,94330%29-1$170$5,262,94311Roadside Attractions
9Drive (2011)$4,93411%25-1$197$34,849,57716FilmDistrict
10Like Crazy$2,78616%300$93$3,377,28710Paramount Vantage
11In the Land of Blood and Honey$1,7400%2-1$870$56,8302FilmDistrict