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, Apr. 14 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Apr. 14 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
142 (2013)$7,085,264-38%3,003--$2,359$27,487,1441Warner Bros.
2The Croods$3,904,398-37%3,689-190$1,058$142,439,1444Fox / DreamWorks Animation
3G.I. Joe: Retaliation$3,004,636-39%3,535-199$850$102,520,1133Paramount
4Scary Movie 5$2,617,199-57%3,402--$769$14,157,3671Weinstein / Dimension
5Jurassic Park 3D$2,486,310-37%2,7787$895$31,970,9852Universal
6Evil Dead$2,269,080-44%3,0250$750$41,530,0842Sony / TriStar
7Olympus Has Fallen$1,927,514-41%2,935-124$657$81,856,8984FilmDistrict
8Oz: The Great and Powerful$1,348,945-41%2,504-401$539$219,381,3706Disney
9Tyler Perry's Temptation$1,080,941-47%1,805-242$599$45,425,0983Lionsgate
10The Host (2013)$573,009-46%2,172-1030$264$23,428,4833Open Road
11The Call$489,522-45%1,630-372$300$48,574,2155Sony / TriStar

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Apr. 14 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Place Beyond the Pines$984,674-41%514484$1,916$5,239,8663Focus
2Trance$226,420-41%438434$517$1,071,2162Fox Searchlight
3Admission$191,434-53%909-498$211$16,795,2474Focus
4Identity Thief$124,080-53%564-157$220$132,022,26510Universal
5Spring Breakers$98,661-36%426-646$232$13,529,1905A24
6Silver Linings Playbook$91,246-54%451-73$202$130,333,79822Weinstein Company
7Jack the Giant Slayer$87,652-42%331-171$265$62,958,2917Warner Bros. / New Line
8Life of Pi$63,577-42%217-52$293$124,279,74121Fox
9Quartet$60,741-42%224-28$271$17,577,66514Weinstein Company
10Warm Bodies$55,821-44%279-8$200$65,898,06711Lionsgate / Summit
11Escape From Planet Earth$46,845-38%276-156$170$54,660,1139Weinstein Company
12The Incredible Burt Wonderstone$40,030-41%274-261$146$22,129,4005Warner Bros. / New Line
13A Good Day to Die Hard$39,368-44%210-15$187$67,006,7659Fox
14Safe Haven$39,122-53%277-83$141$70,604,6969Relativity Media
15Snitch (2013)$33,290-46%215-89$155$41,988,9718Lionsgate / Summit
16Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$29,367-37%154-26$191$55,587,13912Paramount
1721 And Over$21,229-33%107-73$198$25,431,6767Relativity Media
18Django Unchained$18,729-51%126-57$149$162,691,58216Weinstein Company
19Argo$13,958-45%1720$81$135,986,92327Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Apr. 14 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sapphires$66,836-43%9333$719$784,3464Weinstein Company
2From Up on Poppy Hill$28,561-33%498$583$608,9775GKIDS
3Not Today$24,250-28%41--$591$96,3471Freestyle Releasing
4Emperor$14,926-31%96-24$155$3,219,1416Roadside Attractions
5The Impossible$14,370-47%77-3$187$18,996,75517Lionsgate / Summit
6Side Effects (2013)$13,288-46%53-27$251$31,479,38910Open Road
7To the Arctic 3D$12,436-37%520$239$12,123,51452Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Parental Guidance$11,691-56%90-20$130$77,118,97716Fox
9Dead Man Down$8,721-24%94-52$93$10,880,9266FilmDistrict
10Starbuck$8,639-45%321$270$3,658,8314eOne Films US
11The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$8,452-37%55-22$154$302,975,07518Warner Bros. / New Line
12Free Angela and All Political Prisoners$6,782-13%13-3$522$110,6542CodeBlack Films
13Dark Skies$6,435-61%25-3$257$17,217,8588Weinstein / Dimension
14Settai$4,666-37%15-18$311$76,6652UTV Motion Pictures
15Girl Rising$3,650--4842$76$668,9226Gathr Films
16Born to Be Wild 3D$2,988-52%300$100$22,457,828106Warner Bros. / IMAX
17Stoker$2,941-45%30-59$98$1,672,4957Fox Searchlight
18Himmatwala$144-61%3-58$48$270,5783UTV Motion Pictures
19Kai Po Che$92-70%1-1$92$1,120,7858UTV Motion Pictures