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, Jul. 15 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 15 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age: Continental Drift$12,935,466-24%3,881--$3,333$46,629,2591Fox
2The Amazing Spider-Man$10,546,768-24%4,3180$2,443$200,500,3512Sony / Columbia
3Ted (2012)$6,804,180-22%3,30347$2,060$159,257,2503Universal
4Brave$3,466,547-21%3,392-499$1,022$196,061,3194Disney
5Savages$3,069,775-20%2,6357$1,165$32,125,2902Universal
6Magic Mike$2,322,519-29%3,090-30$752$91,841,1983Warner Bros.
7Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$1,443,426-38%2,004-157$720$55,611,7213Lionsgate
8Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$1,144,110-22%2,285-576$501$203,901,3976Paramount / DreamWorks
9Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$1,137,722-16%2,7322$416$18,653,5442Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jul. 15 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$1,122,090-27%92440$1,214$32,483,0028Focus
2Marvel's The Avengers$416,137-29%747-378$557$613,660,48611Disney
3Prometheus$297,129-26%559-546$532$124,307,4166Fox
4Snow White and the Huntsman$274,185-37%677-475$405$151,630,8007Universal
5Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$225,527-28%655-1002$344$35,915,8424Fox
6People Like Us$223,219-33%961-1094$232$11,194,5363Disney / DreamWorks
7The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$208,532-24%342-17$610$43,040,82711Fox Searchlight
8Men in Black 3$206,894-48%497-382$416$174,787,8988Sony / Columbia
9Safety Not Guaranteed$104,340-26%18273$573$2,621,8246FilmDistrict
10The Hunger Games$82,288-29%212-16$388$404,864,65117Lionsgate
11Rock of Ages$71,566-38%255-446$281$37,559,9865Warner Bros. / New Line
12Dark Shadows$68,949-24%239-64$288$77,268,18810Warner Bros.
13Battleship$67,260-31%228-21$295$64,734,9509Universal
14That's My Boy$66,472-53%172-228$386$36,723,4995Sony / Columbia
15The Pirates! Band of Misfits$51,664-24%232-25$223$30,466,67212Sony / Columbia
16What to Expect When You're Expecting$49,860-28%221-15$226$40,729,8809Lionsgate
17Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$36,955-36%168-7$220$213,745,89520Universal
18The Dictator$34,055-10%161-25$212$59,504,4279Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jul. 15 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Beasts of the Southern Wild$252,257-23%8162$3,114$1,692,6753Fox Searchlight
2The Intouchables$116,308-23%8323$1,401$3,581,4888Weinstein Company
3Bol Bachchan$72,739-23%980$742$1,004,1742Fox International Pictures
4To the Arctic 3D$67,081-10%520$1,290$5,522,81413Warner Bros. / IMAX
5For Greater Glory$22,79125%423$543$5,494,6147ARC Entertainment
6The Three Stooges$19,676-57%72-4$273$44,053,04214Fox
7Born to Be Wild 3D$15,978-26%330$484$19,958,30267Warner Bros. / IMAX
8The Obama Effect$12,800-30%25--$512$83,8961ARC Entertainment
9Mirror Mirror$12,204-44%91-28$134$64,757,06416Relativity Media
10The Imposter$8,7364%1--$8,736$22,3791Indomina Releasing
11Easy Money (2012)$8,588-16%2--$4,294$27,7831Weinstein Company
12A Cat In Paris$6,655-1%18--$370$208,7507GKIDS
13The Lucky One (2012)$5,118-41%41-31$125$60,443,23713Warner Bros.
14Chernobyl Diaries$3,799-33%23-15$165$18,112,9298Warner Bros.
15Crooked Arrows$942-49%9-2$105$1,830,4759Branded/Peck Films