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 Sat, Dec. 29 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Dec. 29 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$11,588,6379%4,1000$2,826$211,908,7853Warner Bros. / New Line
2Django Unchained$11,362,49917%3,010--$3,775$54,378,1801Weinstein Company
3Les Miserables (2012)$9,750,5105%2,814--$3,465$58,503,2801Universal
4Parental Guidance$5,330,8725%3,367--$1,583$25,181,2711Fox
5Jack Reacher$5,216,92615%3,3520$1,556$40,289,2692Paramount
6This is 40$4,676,97014%2,9141$1,605$32,716,0002Universal
7Lincoln$2,753,84315%1,966-327$1,401$129,672,1828Disney / DreamWorks
8The Guilt Trip$2,411,21111%2,4310$992$18,985,6862Paramount
9Monsters, Inc. 3D$2,295,1030%2,6180$877$16,708,4472Disney
10Rise of The Guardians$1,714,358-4%2,055-976$834$88,755,2196Paramount / DreamWorks
11Skyfall$1,682,03614%1,637-728$1,028$288,155,5498Sony / Columbia
12Life of Pi$1,399,42218%1,178-572$1,188$83,452,6316Fox
13The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$858,04711%1,191-809$720$285,314,1507Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Dec. 29 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$1,531,49419%745374$2,056$26,066,5137Weinstein Company
2Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$881,59519%8400$1,050$6,649,1932Paramount
3Wreck-It Ralph$663,9870%913-531$727$174,978,2089Disney
4Argo$393,62130%345-105$1,141$108,117,73412Warner Bros.
5Hotel Transylvania$217,22317%3010$722$145,049,23914Sony / Columbia
6Anna Karenina (2012)$192,02422%218-113$881$10,529,9507Focus
7Flight$176,34330%400-342$441$91,746,7709Paramount
8Red Dawn (2012)$142,41410%425-586$335$43,274,1166FilmDistrict
9Hitchcock$142,39324%349-186$408$4,863,8926Fox Searchlight
10Here Comes the Boom$129,11916%252-39$512$43,440,90512Sony / Columbia
11Taken 2$96,73123%232-43$417$138,829,56213Fox
12Pitch Perfect$58,5608%183-31$320$64,357,82814Universal
13Playing For Keeps (2012)$45,4553%268-583$170$12,652,1334FilmDistrict
14End of Watch$35,81922%162-10$221$40,727,78215Open Road
15The Perks of Being A Wallflower$33,50515%125-16$268$17,281,55915Lionsgate / Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Dec. 29 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hyde Park on Hudson$159,58729%84-2$1,900$1,592,0534Focus
2Zero Dark Thirty$111,78019%50$22,356$1,258,4322Sony / Columbia
3Promised Land (2012)$72,04835%25--$2,882$125,5011Focus
4The Impossible$70,64336%150$4,710$422,8112Lionsgate / Summit
5To the Arctic 3D$46,8893%520$902$10,461,11437Warner Bros. / IMAX
6The Sessions$29,26640%80-18$366$5,490,93811Fox Searchlight
7Not Fade Away$21,56638%1916$1,135$78,2122Paramount Vantage
8A Late Quartet$21,21438%37-2$573$1,248,6909Entertainment One / RKO
9Killing Them Softly$16,15410%68-81$238$14,818,2935Weinstein Company
10Born to Be Wild 3D$16,052-17%300$535$21,610,86391Warner Bros. / IMAX
11Ice Age: Continental Drift$15,80112%62-10$255$161,118,46925Fox
12Looper$15,41324%84-16$183$66,455,99814Sony / TriStar
13Alex Cross$14,87826%77-17$193$25,853,66311Lionsgate / Summit
14Sinister$14,80414%82-11$181$48,044,54412Lionsgate / Summit
15Cloud Atlas$10,67661%45-5$237$26,772,30110Warner Bros.
16Paranormal Activity 4$8,24033%500$165$53,878,50011Paramount
17The Intouchables$6,83954%114$622$13,121,21632Weinstein Company
18The Polar Express (2012 re-issue)$5,559-18%150$371$663,2186Warner Bros.
19Talaash$5,33726%16-9$334$2,845,5465Reliance Entertainment
20The Collection$5,2148%17-95$307$6,838,5715LD Entertainment
21The Master$5,05424%130$389$15,952,35516Weinstein Company
22ParaNorman$3,73938%22-2$170$55,992,13120Focus
23Arbitrage$2,40373%72$343$7,906,36316Roadside Attractions