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, Feb. 17 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Good Day to Die Hard$7,464,595-27%3,553--$2,101$33,073,9611Fox
2Identity Thief$7,247,850-27%3,16524$2,290$70,962,0802Universal
3Safe Haven$5,893,288-30%3,223--$1,829$30,230,5121Relativity Media
4Escape From Planet Earth$5,509,547-18%3,288--$1,676$15,891,0551Weinstein Company
5Warm Bodies$2,599,303-29%2,897-112$897$50,085,7173Lionsgate / Summit
6Beautiful Creatures (2013)$2,247,986-26%2,950--$762$10,124,9121Warner Bros.
7Silver Linings Playbook$1,994,324-27%2,202-607$906$98,616,37414Weinstein Company
8Side Effects (2013)$1,937,724-27%2,6050$744$19,092,9882Open Road
9Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$1,153,767-22%2,103-1182$549$49,742,2054Paramount
10Zero Dark Thirty$1,043,485-19%1,527-1035$683$87,924,5679Sony / Columbia
11Mama$766,325-34%1,648-1029$465$68,166,4205Universal
12Lincoln$571,461-19%1,007-510$567$176,223,11015Disney / DreamWorks
13Django Unchained$522,290-19%1,017-485$514$157,020,2648Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Feb. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Argo$733,341-24%903-502$812$126,845,32119Warner Bros.
2Life of Pi$593,970-8%647-277$918$110,872,26913Fox
3Quartet$416,509-25%33389$1,251$6,890,1146Weinstein Company
4The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$346,902-19%605-396$573$299,874,70610Warner Bros. / New Line
5Les Miserables (2012)$294,055-19%676-771$435$145,527,8758Universal
6Wreck-It Ralph$275,286-20%506-251$544$185,527,33116Disney
7Parental Guidance$166,644-18%603-616$276$75,153,3698Fox
8The Impossible$156,530-24%422-317$371$17,507,0539Lionsgate / Summit
9Rise of The Guardians$153,639-14%33863$455$101,381,49413Paramount / DreamWorks
10Parker$151,782-14%705-1299$215$16,999,6694FilmDistrict
11The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$97,481-18%25494$384$291,779,21914Lionsgate / Summit
12A Haunted House$91,987-30%340-573$271$39,546,2616Open Road
13Bullet to the Head$81,137-17%470-1934$173$9,234,4983Warner Bros.
14Skyfall$78,840-32%262-108$301$303,898,78115Sony / Columbia
15Gangster Squad$68,406-14%210-732$326$45,346,2936Warner Bros.
16Stand Up Guys$37,203-10%119-551$313$3,161,6073Lionsgate / Roadside
17Jack Reacher$34,903-38%175-132$199$79,334,2329Paramount
18Hotel Transylvania$31,661-18%144-47$220$148,280,63521Sony / Columbia
19This is 40$29,225-30%167-111$175$67,432,8059Universal
20Broken City$25,350-26%133-622$191$19,488,2955Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Feb. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Top Gun 3D$48,818-11%40-260$1,220$2,958,3992Paramount
2Hyde Park on Hudson$32,102-25%86-44$373$6,015,09211Focus
3To the Arctic 3D$28,116-15%520$541$11,279,73944Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Texas Chainsaw 3D$21,477-12%96-89$224$34,288,9117Lionsgate
5ABCD - Any Body Can Dance$20,222-8%22-3$919$179,8112UTV Motion Pictures
6Born to Be Wild 3D$19,27732%300$643$21,985,56898Warner Bros. / IMAX
7The Guilt Trip$16,613-20%88-137$189$36,794,8079Paramount
8Here Comes the Boom$16,393-32%96-48$171$45,274,25119Sony / Columbia
9Anna Karenina (2012)$15,4972%51-40$304$12,762,90414Focus
10The Last Stand$9,494-7%54-185$176$11,959,6475Lionsgate
11Red Dawn (2012)$8,890-26%56-49$159$44,794,93613FilmDistrict
12Race 2$7,019-2%11-52$638$1,566,7394UTV Motion Pictures
13A Late Quartet$5,258-3%131$404$1,531,48316Entertainment One / RKO
14Movie 43$5,027-29%35-742$144$8,778,6794Relativity Media
15The Sessions$4,187-22%16-2$262$5,954,28018Fox Searchlight
16Lost in Thailand$3,1473%350$90$55,5442WAMCR
17Hitchcock$2,861-29%14-22$204$5,944,06313Fox Searchlight
18Playing For Keeps (2012)$2,374-29%23-58$103$13,099,78611FilmDistrict
19Taken 2$1,945-23%16-19$122$139,852,11520Fox
20The Package (2013)$114-73%1--$114$1,0951Anchor Bay Films