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, May. 24 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 24 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fast & Furious 6$38,737,505--3,658--$10,590$38,737,5051Universal
2The Hangover Part III$14,497,88423%3,555--$4,078$26,287,3471Warner Bros.
3Star Trek Into Darkness$9,986,39798%3,90739$2,556$118,812,9632Paramount
4Epic$9,348,014--3,882--$2,408$9,348,0141Fox
5Iron Man 3$5,146,416133%3,424-813$1,503$353,228,9404Disney
6The Great Gatsby (2013)$3,934,68682%3,090-460$1,273$104,661,5773Warner Bros.
7The Croods$270,30723%1,008-1365$268$178,293,59510Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8Pain and Gain$186,58028%1,003-1426$186$48,100,4525Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, May. 24 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$480,521120%712-248$675$13,088,1575Roadside Attractions
242 (2013)$300,67940%915-1465$329$90,105,1297Warner Bros.
3Oblivion (2013)$246,22561%572-1505$430$86,711,3906Universal
4Oz: The Great and Powerful$164,206286%401-134$409$231,727,25712Disney
5G.I. Joe: Retaliation$116,952251%346-63$338$120,764,9779Paramount
6Tyler Perry Presents Peeples$82,109-11%485-1556$169$8,558,4743Lionsgate
7Identity Thief$58,905304%187-54$315$134,108,37016Universal
8The Big Wedding$56,740-24%265-1178$214$20,913,2165Lionsgate
9Escape From Planet Earth$56,547159%346-347$163$55,759,88815Weinstein Company
10The Call$42,410--166-63$255$51,444,33111Sony / TriStar
11The Place Beyond the Pines$40,67014%128-189$318$20,835,4979Focus
12Olympus Has Fallen$38,97315%209-257$186$97,557,21910FilmDistrict
13Jack the Giant Slayer$25,52435%185-65$138$64,887,22513Warner Bros. / New Line
14Scary Movie 5$21,30424%171-337$125$31,324,2157Weinstein / Dimension
15Tyler Perry's Temptation$14,547253%131-19$111$51,890,8399Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, May. 24 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kon-Tiki$41,101105%643$642$541,5985Weinstein Company
2Stories We Tell$31,792142%263$1,223$626,1883Roadside Attractions
3The Sapphires$16,17331%61-41$265$2,055,87710Weinstein Company
4Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$16,150126%3713$436$239,9824eOne Films US
5To the Arctic 3D$15,052112%520$289$12,585,75458Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Filly Brown$9,887944%29-10$341$2,784,3286Lionsgate / Pantelion
7Snitch (2013)$8,6632%93-60$93$42,881,57614Lionsgate / Summit
8The Host (2013)$7,566-41%59-172$128$26,594,9229Open Road
9We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks$7,484--4--$1,871$7,4841Focus World
10Spring Breakers$7,214700%7059$103$14,063,70211A24
11Quartet$7,13083%30-12$238$18,217,07220Weinstein Company
12Evil Dead$6,756--58-150$116$54,097,1208Sony / TriStar
13Born to Be Wild 3D$6,45114%300$215$22,679,189112Warner Bros. / IMAX
14Silver Linings Playbook$4,725-30%35-96$135$132,058,14128Weinstein Company
15From Up on Poppy Hill$4,4771%24-12$187$945,80411GKIDS
16Not Today$4,05668%5-1$811$189,1367Freestyle Releasing
17Admission$3,377-48%26-103$130$17,983,55410Focus
18Life of Pi$2,800-16%26-25$108$124,878,07927Fox
19A Pig Across Paris (2013 re-issue)$2,486--1--$2,486$2,4861Rialto Pictures
20Safe Haven$2,059-50%36-54$57$71,341,18615Relativity Media
21Emperor$1,500248%81$188$3,329,88312Roadside Attractions
22The Painting (2013)$1,426659%65$238$8,3903GKIDS
23Girl Rising$680-97%6326$11$1,286,21512Gathr Films