Grosses

'Rio 2' Wins Close Three-Way Race on Monday with $2.68MApril 22, 2014 12:25 PM

by Daniel Garris

After placing in a close third over the weekend, Fox's Rio 2 moved back into first place on Monday with $2.68 million. The 3D computer animated sequel from Blue Sky Studios was down just 43 percent from Sunday and essentially unchanged from last Monday, as the Monday after Easter is traditionally a very strong day for family films. Rio 2 has grossed a very solid $77.72 million through eleven days of release. That places the film 8 percent behind the $84.15 million eleven-day take of 2011's Rio (which fell 42 percent to take in $3.34 million on the Monday after Easter).

Disney's Captain America: The Winter Soldier placed in a very close second with $2.595 million. The blockbuster 3D superhero sequel from Marvel was down 55 percent from Sunday and down a healthy 25 percent from last Monday. Captain America: The Winter Soldier has grossed $203.096 million through 18 days and will soon surpass the $206.36 million final domestic gross of last year's Thor: The Dark World. The Winter Soldier is currently running 22 percent ahead of the $169.28 million 18-day take of The Dark World.

Heaven is for Real took third place on Monday with $2.49 million. The low-budget faith-based drama from Sony was down 61 percent from Sunday, which was quite understandable given the film's strong daily hold on Easter Sunday. Heaven is for Real surpassed the $30 million mark yesterday and continues to outpace expectations with an impressive six-day start of $32.04 million. That is 15.5 percent stronger than the $27.73 million six-day take of 2010's The Last Song. With the aid of strong word of mouth, Heaven is for Real is likely to hold up nicely going forward.

Warner's Transcendence claimed fourth place with $0.997 million. The pricey sci-fi film starring Johnny Depp was down 56 percent from Sunday. Transcendence has grossed an extremely disappointing $11.88 million in its first four days of release. That represents a very poor performance given the film's price tag and is quite similar to the $12.86 million four-day start of 2007's Grindhouse. Given its performance thus far, Transcendence looks to fade away from theatres quickly.

Open Road's A Haunted House 2 rounded out the day's top five with $0.665 million. The low-budget horror comedy sequel starring Marlon Wayans fell 62 percent from Sunday, which represented one of the day's poorer daily percentage holds among wide releases. A Haunted House 2 is performing below expectations with a four-day start of $9.51 million and is currently running 50 percent behind the $19.08 million four-day start of last year's A Haunted House.

After a lackluster start over the weekend, Bears experienced the day's strongest percentage hold among wide releases, as it was down just 28 percent from Sunday to land in sixth with $0.653 million. The latest nature documentary from Disneynature should have another great hold today thanks to Earth Day. Bears has grossed $5.43 million in four days, which places it 18.5 percent behind the $6.66 million four-day take of 2011's African Cats.

Daily Domestic Gross Sat, Jun. 15 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 15 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Man of Steel$36,315,318-17%4,207--$8,632$92,390,8091Warner Bros.
2This Is The End$7,576,4539%3,055--$2,480$26,831,7941Sony / Columbia
3Now You See Me$4,081,18322%3,08262$1,324$77,109,2413Lionsgate / Summit
4Fast & Furious 6$3,677,22530%3,375-396$1,090$216,637,5154Universal
5The Purge$3,136,0306%2,59155$1,210$49,746,2852Universal
6The Internship$2,712,98414%3,39933$798$29,046,9582Fox
7Epic$2,292,86124%3,151-443$728$93,577,5564Fox
8Star Trek Into Darkness$2,179,81750%2,331-821$935$208,466,2995Paramount
9After Earth$1,473,47527%2,432-969$606$53,095,0013Sony / Columbia
10The Hangover Part III$1,138,03724%1,901-1341$599$107,302,7314Warner Bros.
11Iron Man 3$1,053,98741%1,649-702$639$398,505,2927Disney
12The Great Gatsby (2013)$661,72523%1,175-985$563$139,501,1636Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jun. 15 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
142 (2013)$250,29730%44474$564$93,538,30610Warner Bros.
2Mud$218,05146%405-175$538$19,443,2898Roadside Attractions
3The Croods$209,04622%368-46$568$182,460,80713Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4The East$121,09545%11574$1,053$625,6723Fox Searchlight
5Oblivion (2013)$69,66029%258-40$270$88,718,5509Universal
6Olympus Has Fallen$68,65527%201-35$342$98,341,05313FilmDistrict
7G.I. Joe: Retaliation$43,09645%170-66$254$122,070,81112Paramount
8Scary Movie 5$34,54430%14190$245$31,504,37210Weinstein / Dimension
9The Big Wedding$31,24824%16573$189$21,453,3138Lionsgate
10Escape From Planet Earth$22,97832%151-31$152$56,669,72618Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jun. 15 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Bling Ring$69,997-10%5--$13,999$147,4941A24
2Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$68,15357%2318$2,963$338,6382Roadside Attractions
3The Kings of Summer$59,58136%6319$946$495,1973CBS Films
4Stories We Tell$36,60064%63-7$581$1,219,6626Roadside Attractions
5Kon-Tiki$28,90643%70-5$413$1,184,6178Weinstein Company
6Pain and Gain$14,90525%70-105$213$49,280,0778Paramount
7The Place Beyond the Pines$13,57635%76-58$179$21,320,57512Focus
8To the Arctic 3D$10,0371%520$193$12,796,49261Warner Bros. / IMAX
9The Sapphires$9,86960%39-16$253$2,319,37313Weinstein Company
10Born to Be Wild 3D$6,227-17%300$208$22,797,069115Warner Bros. / IMAX
11Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$5,17159%14-15$369$469,3047eOne Films US
12Quartet$4,28652%25-89$171$18,333,11623Weinstein Company
13We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks$4,16329%11-14$378$155,8174Focus World
14Not Today$3,52254%7-12$503$290,18510Freestyle Releasing
15Lost and Found in Armenia$2,57524%2-7$1,288$79,0902High Top Releasing
16Wish You Were Here (2013)$2,29649%6-5$383$39,5822eOne Films US
17Camp (2013)$1,723-19%2--$862$323,18817Freestyle Releasing
18From Up on Poppy Hill$1,169181%9-1$130$997,94714GKIDS
19Tiger Eyes$747-50%6-11$125$19,2792Freestyle Releasing
20The Stroller Strategy$586-10%1--$586$1,2341Rialto Premieres