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 Tue, Jun. 26 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 26 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Brave$8,926,7750%4,164--$2,144$84,198,5401Disney
2Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$3,202,5785%3,920-343$817$163,352,3013Paramount / DreamWorks
3Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$2,027,7207%3,108--$652$20,236,6801Fox
4Prometheus$1,390,7224%2,862-580$486$111,184,0413Fox
5That's My Boy$1,305,5326%3,0300$431$30,447,4032Sony / Columbia
6Snow White and the Huntsman$1,167,6005%2,919-782$400$139,405,1704Universal
7Rock of Ages$1,118,24117%3,4700$322$30,495,0812Warner Bros. / New Line
8Marvel's The Avengers$989,5463%2,230-352$444$600,377,0808Disney
9Men in Black 3$920,6176%2,462-673$374$165,253,7965Sony / Columbia
10Seeking a Friend for the End of the World$545,56818%1,625--$336$4,830,0161Focus

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Jun. 26 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$501,6863%395217$1,270$12,604,0945Focus
2The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$256,70215%741-443$346$38,864,5328Fox Searchlight
3The Hunger Games$107,23710%414-179$259$403,168,93514Lionsgate
4Battleship$74,86515%483-459$155$63,330,1756Universal
5The Dictator$73,36516%316-803$232$58,841,4846Paramount
6Safety Not Guaranteed$64,8775%12982$503$1,201,0693FilmDistrict
7What to Expect When You're Expecting$56,47512%411-805$137$39,904,9716Lionsgate
8Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$46,78548%234-43$200$212,979,65017Universal
9Dark Shadows$37,4618%302-378$124$75,825,1067Warner Bros.
10For Greater Glory$32,7065%160-220$204$5,145,9674ARC Entertainment
11Mirror Mirror$32,21423%222-56$145$64,306,87613Relativity Media
12The Lucky One (2012)$23,85023%202-148$118$60,197,42910Warner Bros.
13Chernobyl Diaries$23,3115%240-15$97$17,930,9915Warner Bros.
14The Cabin in the Woods$22,698-2%196-28$116$41,823,13911Lionsgate
15The Three Stooges$20,05012%154-47$130$43,694,88511Fox
16The Raven$12,67416%133104$95$15,939,5569Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Jun. 26 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$63,694-2%521$1,225$4,192,39110Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Intouchables$47,50117%74-3$642$2,181,7005Weinstein Company
3Born to Be Wild 3D$13,846-16%330$420$19,626,85964Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$13,76536%85-23$162$103,836,14720Warner Bros. / New Line
5Wrath of the Titans$8,67029%70-35$124$83,655,82013Warner Bros.
6Lola Versus$7,244-3%50-2$145$217,8443Fox Searchlight
7Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap$5,0928%16-141$318$275,9532Indomina Media
8Crooked Arrows$1,87931%25-73$75$1,791,1236Branded/Peck Films