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, Jun. 9 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 9 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Purge$6,821,840-35%2,536--$2,690$34,058,3601Universal
2Fast & Furious 6$5,335,965-35%3,77185$1,415$202,812,5803Universal
3Now You See Me$5,244,094-32%3,02095$1,736$60,914,9142Lionsgate / Summit
4The Internship$4,205,250-37%3,366--$1,249$17,325,3071Fox
5Epic$3,325,684-32%3,594-300$925$83,930,5593Fox
6Star Trek Into Darkness$3,259,819-34%3,152-433$1,034$199,866,1944Paramount
7After Earth$2,926,418-34%3,4010$860$46,103,8092Sony / Columbia
8The Hangover Part III$1,919,119-38%3,242-323$592$102,337,3703Warner Bros.
9Iron Man 3$1,576,023-37%2,351-544$670$394,283,3266Disney
10The Great Gatsby (2013)$1,120,733-36%2,160-475$519$136,167,5275Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jun. 9 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$315,539-39%5801$544$18,589,7537Roadside Attractions
2The Croods$198,673-34%414-92$480$181,649,00712Fox / DreamWorks Animation
342 (2013)$99,562-38%370-131$269$92,924,9549Warner Bros.
4Oblivion (2013)$62,580-43%298-59$210$88,473,9258Universal
5Olympus Has Fallen$57,913-29%23687$245$98,110,71212FilmDistrict
6G.I. Joe: Retaliation$57,028-23%236-50$242$121,900,11911Paramount
7Escape From Planet Earth$35,508-9%182-86$195$56,548,35517Weinstein Company
8Evil Dead$29,085-24%171131$170$54,239,85610Sony / TriStar
9Pain and Gain$24,179-46%175-32$138$49,215,8397Paramount
10The Place Beyond the Pines$19,590-39%13431$146$21,255,48111Focus
11Tyler Perry Presents Peeples$15,947-42%1309$123$9,123,8345Lionsgate
12Quartet$10,320-26%11497$91$18,302,12922Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jun. 9 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kings of Summer$60,275-34%4440$1,370$294,4812CBS Films
2The East$58,617-45%4137$1,430$336,0022Fox Searchlight
3Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$38,499-38%5--$7,700$171,9431Roadside Attractions
4Stories We Tell$36,990-43%7031$528$1,091,6605Roadside Attractions
5Kon-Tiki$32,859-33%751$438$1,076,5407Weinstein Company
6The Call$18,802-34%91-47$207$51,872,37813Sony / TriStar
7Lost and Found in Armenia$17,61517%9--$1,957$49,8291High Top Releasing
8The Big Wedding$12,732-42%92-34$138$21,373,9537Lionsgate
9The Sapphires$11,750-39%55-3$214$2,276,23712Weinstein Company
10To the Arctic 3D$11,397-20%520$219$12,754,47360Warner Bros. / IMAX
11We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks$10,416-36%2514$417$128,6913Focus World
12Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$8,403-21%29-9$290$441,7766eOne Films US
13Jack the Giant Slayer$7,534-36%58-85$130$65,171,86015Warner Bros. / New Line
14Wish You Were Here (2013)$7,163-40%11--$651$25,9371eOne Films US
15Not Today$6,639-12%191$349$278,5049Freestyle Releasing
16Scary Movie 5$4,145-33%510$81$31,433,8519Weinstein / Dimension
17Born to Be Wild 3D$3,264-21%300$109$22,760,241114Warner Bros. / IMAX
18Tiger Eyes$2,505-23%17--$147$10,8741Freestyle Releasing
19Hello Herman$2,40375%15--$160$5,9851Freestyle Releasing
20From Up on Poppy Hill$1,812-13%10-2$181$993,51013GKIDS
21Emperor$5249%5-1$105$3,345,31914Roadside Attractions
22Spring Breakers$259-31%5-35$52$14,123,77313A24
23Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan$92-90%31$31$2,5122Cinema Purgatorio