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 Wed, Oct. 17 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Oct. 17 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Argo$1,754,322-6%3,232--$543$24,838,3391Warner Bros.
2Taken 2$1,459,429-19%3,70645$394$91,062,5182Fox
3Sinister$1,084,331-23%2,527--$429$21,798,8371Lionsgate / Summit
4Hotel Transylvania$731,031-14%3,37523$217$104,544,6513Sony / Columbia
5Here Comes the Boom$665,667-17%3,014--$221$13,996,8741Sony / Columbia
6Pitch Perfect$613,140-20%2,78717$220$38,021,7933Universal
7Looper$539,192-18%2,605-388$207$53,105,3513Sony / TriStar
8Frankenweenie$419,377-12%3,0050$140$23,424,0672Disney
9Seven Psychopaths$398,840-16%1,480--$269$5,481,0641CBS Films
10End of Watch$165,648-12%1,551-819$107$36,911,3964Open Road
11Trouble with the Curve$148,9148%1,812-1191$82$33,193,8354Warner Bros.
12Atlas Shrugged: Part 2$119,21813%1,012--$118$2,125,1941Atlas Distribution
13House at the End of the Street$80,6255%1,866-854$43$30,228,5454Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Oct. 17 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Perks of Being A Wallflower$200,749-6%726505$277$6,738,7574Lionsgate / Summit
2The Master$76,0191%682-182$111$14,139,9695Weinstein Company
3The Dark Knight Rises$51,131-3%465-110$110$446,350,90313Warner Bros.
4Arbitrage$29,843-12%194-50$154$6,743,3475Roadside Attractions
5Finding Nemo 3D$28,120-4%480-1266$59$40,198,8305Disney
6Won't Back Down$18,261-10%513-2004$36$5,163,8343Fox
7The Bourne Legacy$14,700-8%245-237$60$112,626,84010Universal
8Dredd 3D$14,268-28%155-676$92$13,205,4074Lionsgate
9Ice Age: Continental Drift$13,529-1%237-63$57$159,860,71214Fox
10Ted (2012)$11,585-6%145-42$80$218,547,31016Universal
11The Possession$11,1136%369-452$30$48,764,2057Lionsgate
12Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$6,97418%176-81$40$48,460,87011Fox
13ParaNorman$6,299-6%176-166$36$54,551,1669Focus
14The Expendables 2$6,004-26%146-167$41$84,522,1069Lionsgate
15Lawless$5,58511%287-324$19$37,172,2767Weinstein Company
16Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$5,1695%122-33$42$216,382,25819Paramount / DreamWorks
17The Campaign$5,160-10%101-202$51$86,397,91910Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Oct. 17 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$18,14233%520$349$9,164,75126Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Born to Be Wild 3D$8,36574%30-3$279$21,048,42980Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Intouchables$7,31411%59-25$124$12,770,62921Weinstein Company
4Beasts of the Southern Wild$5,38616%36-15$150$11,165,72816Fox Searchlight
5Moonrise Kingdom$5,24412%56-36$94$45,464,96821Focus
6Barfi!$2,001-45%34-76$59$2,787,0215UTV Communications
7Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare$84523%6-6$141$49,9652Roadside Attractions
8War of the Buttons (2012)$79773%5--$159$6,4241Weinstein Company
9Safety Not Guaranteed$560-25%18-6$31$4,010,25519FilmDistrict
10Thaandavam$283-78%3-18$94$207,8113UTV Communications