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 Sun, Apr. 22 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Apr. 22 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Think Like a Man$8,345,415-37%2,015--$4,142$33,636,3031Sony / Screen Gems
2The Lucky One (2012)$4,851,656-43%3,155--$1,538$22,518,3581Warner Bros.
3The Hunger Games$4,151,707-36%3,752-164$1,107$357,066,4675Lionsgate
4Chimpanzee$3,383,067-10%1,563--$2,164$10,673,7481Disneynature
5The Three Stooges$3,106,876-28%3,4825$892$29,919,6602Fox
6The Cabin in the Woods$2,172,562-35%2,8110$773$27,246,2472Lionsgate
7American Reunion$1,471,005-37%3,033-170$485$48,518,3253Universal
8Titanic 3D$1,470,676-32%2,515-182$585$52,860,5743Paramount
9Mirror Mirror$1,349,820-31%2,938-268$459$55,499,9324Relativity Media
1021 Jump Street$1,287,424-38%2,427-308$530$127,217,1676Sony / Columbia
11Wrath of the Titans$1,170,402-32%2,502-600$468$77,232,9554Warner Bros.
12Lockout$942,673-31%2,33527$404$11,219,6202Open Road
13Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$664,860-21%1,583-529$420$207,152,8658Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Apr. 22 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$187,093-33%444-58$421$101,238,90711Warner Bros. / New Line
2Salmon Fishing in the Yemen$186,336-43%44611$418$7,077,2147CBS Films
3Bully (2012)$163,789-20%263105$623$1,537,6704Weinstein Company
4Safe House$57,190-46%301-70$190$125,607,28011Universal
5This Means War$44,455-53%29310$152$54,111,03210Fox
6Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day$43,312-40%1064$409$936,5292Code Black Entertainment
7The Vow$40,410-52%297-38$136$124,618,23611Sony / Screen Gems
8Project X (2012)$38,900-24%258113$151$54,493,9778Warner Bros.
9Jeff Who Lives at Home$35,552-39%122-61$291$4,029,7086Paramount Vantage
10Act of Valor$35,254-42%229-123$154$69,472,5389Relativity Media
11Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance$34,408-43%175-41$197$51,538,03710Sony / Columbia
12Blue Like Jazz$32,654-36%126-10$259$468,0742Roadside Attractions
13Chronicle$28,212-38%137-28$206$64,306,82912Fox
14Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$22,340-31%135-18$165$132,923,50419Fox
15The Iron Lady$18,482-45%102-44$181$29,959,43617Weinstein Company
16A Thousand Words$16,916-45%168-109$101$17,936,8797Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Apr. 22 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$88,493-17%50--$1,770$270,2281Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Born to Be Wild 3D$23,449-14%32-8$733$18,330,77255Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Friends With Kids$19,070-41%83-30$230$7,089,9597Roadside Attractions
4The Artist$15,058-40%86-35$175$44,154,51822Weinstein Company
5Touchback$14,011-37%6919$203$141,4562Anchor Bay Films
6Casa de mi Padre$13,651-9%58-63$235$5,774,9376Lionsgate / Pantelion
7The Woman in Black$10,745-48%90-32$119$54,279,71112CBS Films
8We Bought a Zoo$9,358-45%66-17$142$75,548,24418Fox
9Tyler Perry's Good Deeds$8,043-55%81-44$99$34,853,5099Lionsgate
10Silent House (2012)$7,328-60%590$124$12,726,5587Open Road
11Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$7,301-32%32-1$228$43,402,10111Fox
12Red Tails$4,105-54%39-4$105$49,825,72114Fox
13W.E.$3,320-32%15-2$221$564,68812Weinstein Company
14Coriolanus$3,263-27%14-4$233$686,14914Weinstein Company
15Undefeated$2,190-54%170$129$504,95110Weinstein Company
16Albert Nobbs$1,201-66%153$80$2,998,23613Roadside Attractions