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 Fri, Jul. 13 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 13 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age: Continental Drift$16,728,341--3,881--$4,310$16,728,3411Fox
2The Amazing Spider-Man$10,198,41266%4,3180$2,362$176,070,6592Sony / Columbia
3Ted (2012)$6,903,27084%3,30347$2,090$143,749,6653Universal
4Magic Mike$3,407,13739%3,090-30$1,103$86,227,2123Warner Bros.
5Brave$3,289,27527%3,392-499$970$188,190,0724Disney
6Savages$2,740,40093%2,6357$1,040$25,471,8502Universal
7Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$1,794,27981%2,004-157$895$51,821,9733Lionsgate
8Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$1,313,66031%2,7322$481$16,166,5972Paramount
9Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$1,067,5623%2,285-576$467$201,299,2846Paramount / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jul. 13 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$1,044,576110%92440$1,130$29,823,0718Focus
2Marvel's The Avengers$395,43437%747-378$529$612,657,16611Disney
3Snow White and the Huntsman$311,42054%677-475$460$150,919,9507Universal
4Prometheus$278,61919%559-546$498$123,607,3806Fox
5Men in Black 3$269,98734%497-382$543$174,182,0508Sony / Columbia
6People Like Us$239,080-20%961-1094$249$10,640,3033Disney / DreamWorks
7Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$228,359-15%655-1002$349$35,376,4484Fox
8The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$167,92259%342-17$491$42,557,69811Fox Searchlight
9That's My Boy$101,28335%172-228$589$36,515,3385Sony / Columbia
10Safety Not Guaranteed$94,179206%18273$517$2,376,7696FilmDistrict
11Rock of Ages$85,2974%255-446$334$37,373,2925Warner Bros. / New Line
12The Hunger Games$81,31556%212-16$384$404,666,21117Lionsgate
13Battleship$74,09580%228-21$325$64,569,6509Universal
14Dark Shadows$67,60340%239-64$283$77,108,86510Warner Bros.
15What to Expect When You're Expecting$56,63763%221-15$256$40,610,2879Lionsgate
16The Pirates! Band of Misfits$55,026--232-25$237$30,347,04312Sony / Columbia
17Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$48,72074%168-7$290$213,650,98020Universal
18The Dictator$31,42739%161-25$195$59,432,4049Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jul. 13 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Beasts of the Southern Wild$212,290456%8162$2,621$1,114,4303Fox Searchlight
2The Intouchables$88,146152%8323$1,062$3,313,3018Weinstein Company
3To the Arctic 3D$66,279-6%520$1,275$5,381,50813Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Bol Bachchan$61,256--980$625$836,6782Fox International Pictures
5The Obama Effect$52,922--25--$2,117$52,9221ARC Entertainment
6The Three Stooges$40,137327%72-4$557$43,987,58314Fox
7Born to Be Wild 3D$21,72153%330$658$19,920,62167Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Mirror Mirror$16,99626%91-28$187$64,723,23116Relativity Media
9For Greater Glory$13,791106%423$328$5,453,5617ARC Entertainment
10The Lucky One (2012)$7,001-13%41-31$171$60,429,38513Warner Bros.
11Easy Money (2012)$5,846266%2--$2,923$8,9451Weinstein Company
12Chernobyl Diaries$5,42066%23-15$236$18,103,4528Warner Bros.
13The Imposter$5,264--1--$5,264$5,2641Indomina Releasing
14A Cat In Paris$3,810--18--$212$195,3427GKIDS
15Crooked Arrows$2,07993%9-2$231$1,827,6889Branded/Peck Films