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 Fri, Oct. 19 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 19 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Paranormal Activity 4$15,110,106--3,412--$4,429$15,110,1061Paramount
2Argo$5,066,115193%3,24715$1,560$31,632,6042Warner Bros.
3Taken 2$4,284,894184%3,489-217$1,228$96,856,3633Fox
4Alex Cross$4,030,024--2,539--$1,587$4,030,0241Lionsgate / Summit
5Hotel Transylvania$3,615,658270%3,3849$1,068$109,136,6134Sony / Columbia
6Sinister$2,992,221167%2,54215$1,177$25,912,3892Lionsgate / Summit
7Here Comes the Boom$2,584,147255%3,0140$857$17,308,4752Sony / Columbia
8Pitch Perfect$2,287,595210%2,660-127$860$41,047,9434Universal
9Looper$1,285,907140%2,223-382$578$54,926,0394Sony / TriStar
10Frankenweenie$1,161,701139%2,362-643$492$25,071,1223Disney
11Seven Psychopaths$1,002,053146%1,4800$677$6,890,0452CBS Films

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Oct. 19 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Perks of Being A Wallflower$712,329207%74519$956$7,682,9545Lionsgate / Summit
2End of Watch$239,06652%751-800$318$37,307,8285Open Road
3Trouble with the Curve$236,57147%925-887$256$33,591,7895Warner Bros.
4Atlas Shrugged: Part 2$196,56064%945-67$208$2,442,6322Atlas Distribution
5House at the End of the Street$160,40986%746-1120$215$30,474,9735Relativity Media
6The Master$150,84394%412-270$366$14,368,3796Weinstein Company
7The Dark Knight Rises$105,86497%345-120$307$446,510,42214Warner Bros.
8Arbitrage$74,905143%169-25$443$6,849,0316Roadside Attractions
9The Bourne Legacy$54,520268%232-13$235$112,696,18511Universal
10Ice Age: Continental Drift$49,438154%222-15$223$159,929,63615Fox
11Dredd 3D$30,028118%1605$188$13,249,1975Lionsgate
12Resident Evil: Retribution$28,573--158-191$181$41,881,5966Sony / Screen Gems
13ParaNorman$26,938213%168-8$160$54,586,71810Focus
14Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$26,854142%149-27$180$48,498,80012Fox
15Lawless$26,140356%184-103$142$37,204,1478Weinstein Company
16Ted (2012)$21,78587%109-36$200$218,580,72017Universal
17Hope Springs (2012)$19,770--131-84$151$63,493,73211Sony / Columbia
18The Possession$18,38365%133-236$138$48,793,7128Lionsgate
19Premium Rush$15,514--119-44$130$20,238,4319Sony / Columbia
20Won't Back Down$12,736-36%168-345$76$5,196,6174Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Oct. 19 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sessions$34,284--4--$8,571$34,2841Fox Searchlight
2To the Arctic 3D$30,45666%520$586$9,213,58327Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Intouchables$12,79485%601$213$12,790,34722Weinstein Company
4The Expendables 2$12,744109%92-54$139$84,540,94610Lionsgate
5The Campaign$11,323113%74-27$153$86,414,55311Warner Bros.
6Born to Be Wild 3D$10,99114%300$366$21,069,07581Warner Bros. / IMAX
7The Other Dream Team$7,370--131$567$87,1184The Film Arcade
8Moonrise Kingdom$6,33131%29-27$218$45,476,13222Focus
9Simon and the Oaks$6,185--76$884$20,4572The Film Arcade
10Beasts of the Southern Wild$5,33352%28-8$190$11,174,57017Fox Searchlight
11War of the Buttons (2012)$4,751689%3530$136$11,7772Weinstein Company
12Barfi!$2,1998%10-24$220$2,791,2616UTV Communications
13Thaandavam$825132%2-1$413$208,9924UTV Communications
14Gayby$668--1--$668$6,9702The Film Collaborative