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, Jun. 21 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 21 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Monsters University$30,473,099--4,004--$7,611$30,473,0991Disney
2World War Z$25,196,879--3,607--$6,986$25,196,8791Paramount
3Man of Steel$12,547,01379%4,2070$2,982$181,337,9602Warner Bros.
4This Is The End$4,124,68796%3,0550$1,350$48,916,2112Sony / Columbia
5Now You See Me$2,371,32198%2,823-259$840$88,952,2974Lionsgate / Summit
6Fast & Furious 6$1,498,54597%2,417-958$620$225,186,0155Universal
7The Purge$1,199,54569%2,201-390$545$57,215,9903Universal
8The Internship$1,077,96547%1,916-1483$563$36,017,4703Fox
9Star Trek Into Darkness$871,10067%1,565-766$557$214,482,0166Paramount
10Epic$535,692-26%1,994-1157$269$99,790,8175Fox
11After Earth$278,331-20%1,166-1266$239$56,720,5404Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jun. 21 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 3$770,823179%924-725$834$401,716,0458Disney
2The Bling Ring$742,7923082%650645$1,143$1,084,0332A24
3The Hangover Part III$243,0872%530-1371$459$109,539,5555Warner Bros.
4Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$209,813944%206183$1,019$682,4083Roadside Attractions
5The Great Gatsby (2013)$163,862-23%362-813$453$141,161,9657Warner Bros.
6The Croods$154,07351%324-44$476$183,216,69814Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7The East$96,415236%19580$494$939,3564Fox Searchlight
8Mud$82,24836%213-192$386$19,977,5639Roadside Attractions
942 (2013)$81,69959%325-119$251$94,028,00511Warner Bros.
10Oblivion (2013)$41,20551%201-57$205$88,926,26010Universal
11Olympus Has Fallen$34,74991%177-24$196$98,501,14414FilmDistrict
12G.I. Joe: Retaliation$25,89372%139-31$186$122,198,39413Paramount
13Scary Movie 5$25,03292%134-7$187$31,615,71611Weinstein / Dimension
14The Big Wedding$22,29528%141-24$158$21,563,4629Lionsgate
15Escape From Planet Earth$12,3925%138-13$90$56,753,25619Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jun. 21 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kings of Summer$34,29775%652$528$664,9054CBS Films
2Kon-Tiki$11,5245%53-17$217$1,267,4399Weinstein Company
3Stories We Tell$10,373-12%33-30$314$1,299,5187Roadside Attractions
4Born to Be Wild 3D$10,02355%300$334$22,839,473116Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Place Beyond the Pines$9,10483%53-23$172$21,362,82513Focus
6Pain and Gain$7,41162%50-20$148$49,316,8329Paramount
7To the Arctic 3D$6,498-4%520$125$12,840,23662Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Unfinished Song$5,120--2--$2,560$5,1201Weinstein Company
9The Sapphires$5,04318%29-10$174$2,345,93214Weinstein Company
10Quartet$3,55552%294$123$18,372,31924Weinstein Company
11Lost and Found in Armenia$2,35411%1-1$2,354$97,6843High Top Releasing
12Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire$1,225-25%17--$72$2,8491High Top Releasing
13Not Today$1,096246%3-4$365$294,76611Freestyle Releasing
14Made in Cleveland$1,091--5--$218$4,6911Striped Entertainment
15Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$865-70%8-6$108$484,8098eOne Films US
16Wish You Were Here (2013)$54018%3-3$180$43,7993eOne Films US
17Tiger Eyes$402-29%2-4$201$24,6233Freestyle Releasing
18Girl Rising$370--16--$23$1,417,79716Gathr Films
19Camp (2013)$164-54%1-1$164$324,84818Freestyle Releasing