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, Jan. 20 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 20 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mama$7,464,540-31%2,647--$2,820$28,402,3101Universal
2Zero Dark Thirty$3,978,333-45%2,9469$1,350$54,142,3695Sony / Columbia
3Silver Linings Playbook$3,018,054-36%2,5231713$1,196$54,712,10610Weinstein Company
4Gangster Squad$2,308,687-37%3,1030$744$31,750,6002Warner Bros.
5A Haunted House$2,258,009-35%2,1600$1,045$29,783,2002Open Road
6Les Miserables (2012)$2,179,255-33%2,579-348$845$130,050,0154Universal
7Django Unchained$2,111,873-39%2,516-496$839$137,874,5354Weinstein Company
8The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$1,904,263-32%2,323-689$820$287,166,6826Warner Bros. / New Line
9Broken City$1,825,129-48%2,620--$697$8,268,9081Fox
10The Last Stand$1,696,167-34%2,913--$582$6,281,4331Lionsgate
11Lincoln$1,498,513-41%2,174147$689$160,611,34211Disney / DreamWorks
12Parental Guidance$1,273,283-33%2,337-620$545$66,277,5724Fox
13Life of Pi$1,051,384-30%1,256499$837$99,188,9309Fox
14Jack Reacher$581,583-43%1,707-1000$341$76,415,2805Paramount
15This is 40$498,960-46%1,232-1088$405$64,913,8055Universal
16Wreck-It Ralph$471,763-24%1,312836$360$180,809,77812Disney
17Texas Chainsaw 3D$333,182-39%1,474-1185$226$33,462,8873Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jan. 20 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Impossible$732,752-32%88678$827$10,192,8035Lionsgate / Summit
2Argo$622,582-41%756135$824$114,784,50115Warner Bros.
3Monsters, Inc. 3D$268,488-24%565-562$475$31,693,0605Disney
4Skyfall$249,293-46%507-316$492$300,856,31511Sony / Columbia
5Rise of The Guardians$197,539-24%474-431$417$99,497,1059Paramount / DreamWorks
6The Guilt Trip$172,222-34%642-964$268$35,697,7785Paramount
7Hotel Transylvania$118,293-30%237-15$499$147,078,98117Sony / Columbia
8Hyde Park on Hudson$112,968-42%194-52$582$4,861,2267Focus
9The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$102,287-30%306-236$334$290,713,79510Lionsgate / Summit
10Flight$79,493-38%300150$265$93,091,05712Paramount
11Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$79,385-13%265-165$300$12,164,9645Paramount
12Red Dawn (2012)$64,395-30%24924$259$44,287,9909FilmDistrict
13Here Comes the Boom$58,502-35%209-19$280$44,646,00215Sony / Columbia
14Anna Karenina (2012)$51,261-27%117-27$438$12,234,11410Focus
15Promised Land (2012)$29,919-49%134-1513$223$7,534,1284Focus
16Taken 2$28,635-40%156-34$184$139,653,87116Fox
17Pitch Perfect$21,250-29%125-29$170$64,896,59317Universal
18Hitchcock$19,402-31%122-5$159$5,773,9909Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jan. 20 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Quartet$95,224-31%3230$2,976$376,3402Weinstein Company
2To the Arctic 3D$26,318-17%520$506$10,860,83140Warner Bros. / IMAX
3LUV$21,441-42%45--$476$83,1941Indomina Media
4The Perks of Being A Wallflower$16,138-27%73-27$221$17,659,36918Lionsgate / Summit
5Born to Be Wild 3D$13,2671%300$442$21,774,36094Warner Bros. / IMAX
6The Sessions$12,548-33%628$202$5,793,78514Fox Searchlight
7Cloud Atlas$9,309-27%58-104$161$27,093,69613Warner Bros.
8A Late Quartet$5,620-38%14-3$401$1,444,79812Entertainment One / RKO
9The Master$4,425-49%14-2$316$16,044,36119Weinstein Company
10Playing For Keeps (2012)$3,861-52%58-49$67$12,935,5097FilmDistrict
11The Rabbi's Cat$3,102-35%7--$443$17,3137GKIDS
12Not Fade Away$2,538-13%56-121$45$605,7475Paramount Vantage
13Officer Down$173-15%1--$173$1,0611Anchor Bay Films