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 Sat, Feb. 18 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 18 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Safe House$9,737,52050%3,1212$3,120$70,498,8152Universal
2The Vow$9,215,86425%2,9580$3,116$78,543,5552Sony / Screen Gems
3Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance$8,710,71526%3,174--$2,744$15,645,5491Sony / Columbia
4Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$8,469,86190%3,50030$2,420$46,041,4542Warner Bros. / New Line
5This Means War$6,893,51923%3,189--$2,162$14,087,0941Fox
6Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$3,353,67876%2,6550$1,263$31,132,8582Fox
7Chronicle$3,123,79755%2,556-352$1,222$48,616,3183Fox
8The Woman in Black$2,728,24640%2,559-297$1,066$43,281,9183CBS Films
9The Secret World of Arrietty$2,573,34952%1,522--$1,691$4,266,0701Disney
10The Grey$1,321,00070%2,107-694$627$46,991,1604Open Road
11The Descendants$1,295,02095%1,243-338$1,042$74,041,51814Fox Searchlight
12Big Miracle$899,12567%1,634-499$550$15,881,8403Universal
13Red Tails$595,16354%1,009-571$590$47,098,9825Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Feb. 18 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Artist$1,021,47284%8080$1,264$26,675,21013Weinstein Company
2Hugo$675,01299%558-144$1,210$66,100,67813Paramount
3Underworld Awakening$468,73160%826-831$567$61,005,9415Sony / Screen Gems
4The Iron Lady$451,27778%623111$724$24,064,9118Weinstein Company
5One For the Money$325,38861%933-1123$349$25,203,8724Lionsgate
6Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$264,40872%577-798$458$30,420,7609Warner Bros.
7Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$233,51956%403138$579$185,100,97110Warner Bros.
8Contraband$224,70062%420-661$535$65,589,3056Universal
9Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$219,977113%184-48$1,196$22,526,16911Focus
10Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$213,439103%400-102$534$129,507,17310Fox
11Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$206,07068%275-194$749$207,141,86810Paramount
12The Adventures of Tintin$164,68784%30346$544$76,255,4769Paramount
13The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$145,67881%189-80$771$101,246,0109Sony / Columbia
14Man on a Ledge$137,46951%401-1022$343$18,274,3854Lionsgate
15We Bought a Zoo$127,44866%287-133$444$73,561,0639Fox
16War Horse$120,90166%394-108$307$78,601,5959Disney / DreamWorks
17Beauty and the Beast 3D$104,265133%214-464$487$46,896,9266Disney
18Joyful Noise$90,65543%340-346$267$30,242,1356Warner Bros.
19My Week with Marilyn$83,58498%120-5$697$13,570,91813Weinstein Company
20Albert Nobbs$82,21384%119-32$691$2,291,3774Roadside Attractions
21Puss in Boots (2011)$71,39098%163-46$438$148,918,49517Paramount / DreamWorks
22Jack and Jill$50,62975%134-53$378$73,978,41115Sony / Columbia
23Happy Feet Two$41,827106%135-67$310$63,791,33714Warner Bros.
24The Darkest Hour$41,46668%11395$367$21,287,0919Summit
25The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$22,89651%148-82$155$281,251,35714Lionsgate / Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Feb. 18 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu$95,96959%98-13$979$951,7332UTV Communications
2Born to Be Wild 3D$58,01558%451$1,289$16,318,34046Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Haywire$29,14667%79-184$369$18,728,3545Relativity Media
4Shame$27,47557%44-8$624$3,698,60612Fox Searchlight
5W.E.$21,16663%203$1,058$188,0993Weinstein Company
6Coriolanus$16,11090%132$1,239$307,3505Weinstein Company
7Undefeated$12,95972%5--$2,592$20,5081Weinstein Company
8Young Adult$11,58847%8752$133$16,285,68311Paramount
9Pariah (2011)$8,08558%130$622$680,4688Focus
10The Devil Inside$5,58429%34-61$164$53,176,3717Paramount
11New Year's Eve$5,50638%33-122$167$54,534,78211Warner Bros. / New Line
12In the Land of Blood and Honey$3,09178%8-2$386$282,6969FilmDistrict
13Immortals$2,35389%29-4$81$83,501,03715Relativity Media
14J. Edgar$1,28147%11-31$116$37,302,62415Warner Bros.
15Vettai$5973%1-1$597$201,2396UTV Communications