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 Sun, May. 13 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 13 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Marvel's The Avengers$30,923,238-28%4,3490$7,110$373,071,6472Disney
2Dark Shadows$9,162,239-16%3,755--$2,440$29,685,2741Warner Bros.
3Think Like a Man$1,994,593-11%2,05242$972$81,432,8404Sony / Screen Gems
4The Hunger Games$1,461,615-21%2,531-263$577$387,007,0488Lionsgate
5The Lucky One (2012)$1,181,454-27%2,839-166$416$53,788,2334Warner Bros.
6The Pirates! Band of Misfits$1,094,434-16%3,079-279$355$23,047,0003Sony / Columbia
7The Five-Year Engagement$1,053,290-19%2,569-372$410$24,623,4203Universal
8Chimpanzee$751,53322%1,55928$482$25,717,4784Disneynature
9Safe (2012)$506,299-9%1,690-581$300$15,717,4293Lionsgate
10The Raven$423,936-22%1,888-321$225$14,723,7753Relativity Media
11The Three Stooges$347,389-24%1,416-758$245$41,153,7695Fox
12The Cabin in the Woods$267,397-33%1,029-640$260$39,753,9125Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, May. 13 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$919,057-15%178151$5,163$3,744,6562Fox Searchlight
2Girl in Progress$532,71220%322--$1,654$1,384,0781Lionsgate / Pantelion
3Mirror Mirror$241,7829%607-315$398$60,993,8867Relativity Media
421 Jump Street$154,652-45%589-451$263$135,117,5439Sony / Columbia
5Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$145,595-19%455-66$320$209,591,93511Universal
6American Reunion$91,175-53%521-335$175$56,050,1706Universal
7Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$86,190-12%260-43$332$102,581,33414Warner Bros. / New Line
8The Artist$79,79015%751710$106$44,439,47025Weinstein Company
9Salmon Fishing in the Yemen$63,838-18%200-47$319$8,541,99210CBS Films
10Titanic 3D$59,2191%157-176$377$57,614,3106Paramount
11Wrath of the Titans$50,210-46%265-450$189$81,990,1687Warner Bros.
12Lockout$43,181-47%255-56$169$14,136,7035Open Road
13Bully (2012)$30,381-24%2630$116$2,864,0717Weinstein Company
14A Thousand Words$27,666-16%127-13$218$18,292,87010Paramount
15Safe House$25,855-24%136-39$190$126,149,65514Universal
16This Means War$16,776-41%132-39$127$54,586,78413Fox
17Tyler Perry's Good Deeds$16,721-8%110-33$152$35,010,19212Lionsgate
18The Vow$13,496-39%111-46$122$125,014,03014Sony / Screen Gems
19Act of Valor$12,437-28%118-75$105$69,903,95712Relativity Media
20Jeff Who Lives at Home$12,116-26%11770$104$4,244,1559Paramount Vantage

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, May. 13 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$69,1715%49-1$1,412$1,412,7854Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Sound of My Voice$17,220-26%4618$374$188,2743Fox Searchlight
3The Road (2012)$17,161-23%50--$343$56,6921Freestyle Releasing
4Born to Be Wild 3D$17,005-3%340$500$18,784,71758Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day$15,78824%23-7$686$1,180,9305Code Black Entertainment
6Casa de mi Padre$11,4929%56-12$205$5,895,2389Lionsgate / Pantelion
7Chronicle$8,697-15%51-27$171$64,511,76315Fox
8Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$7,731-14%67-8$115$133,062,41922Fox
9Kalakalappu @ Masala Cafe$5,309-29%10--$531$17,1011UTV Communications
10Project X (2012)$3,874-16%40-32$97$54,724,27211Warner Bros.
11Friends With Kids$3,174-45%362$88$7,206,80010Roadside Attractions
12Coriolanus$1,951-8%11-7$177$740,16917Weinstein Company
13Blue Like Jazz$1,8685%11-9$170$588,7005Roadside Attractions
14Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$1,362-33%12-5$114$43,453,65614Fox
15Undefeated$1,300-34%130$100$541,31913Weinstein Company
16Touchback$1,018-41%6-6$170$202,7135Anchor Bay Films
17Red Tails$792-74%9-3$88$49,866,61417Fox
18Tonight You're Mine$682-13%2--$341$2,1441Roadside Attractions
19Albert Nobbs$250541%2-3$125$3,014,54116Roadside Attractions