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, Jul. 21 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 21 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Conjuring$10,959,863-21%2,903--$3,775$41,855,3261Warner Bros. / New Line
2Despicable Me 2$7,410,800-26%3,820-183$1,940$276,006,3953Universal
3Turbo$6,177,242-27%3,806--$1,623$31,015,3841Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4Grown Ups 2$5,592,712-29%3,4910$1,602$79,388,0262Sony / Columbia
5Pacific Rim$4,920,897-23%3,28510$1,498$68,282,5232Warner Bros.
6Red 2$4,806,655-30%3,016--$1,594$18,048,4221Lionsgate / Summit
7R.I.P.D.$3,265,540-29%2,852--$1,145$12,691,4151Universal
8The Heat$2,614,826-32%2,689-439$972$129,271,2244Fox
9Monsters University$1,554,750-24%2,186-956$711$249,114,1325Disney
10World War Z$1,533,955-27%2,066-937$742$186,932,6085Paramount
11The Lone Ranger$1,261,841-30%2,273-1631$555$81,291,2903Disney
12White House Down$664,026-35%1,454-1112$457$68,452,8754Sony / Columbia
13Man of Steel$570,094-23%1,050-1100$543$285,000,4746Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jul. 21 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Way, Way Back$617,601-36%304225$2,032$4,592,8923Fox Searchlight
2Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$541,420-35%748-144$724$29,947,0173Lionsgate / Summit
3This Is The End$342,899-29%622-772$551$94,429,9136Sony / Columbia
4Girl Most Likely$188,295-33%351--$536$694,4771Roadside Attractions
5Now You See Me$120,779-34%333-517$363$114,410,7088Lionsgate / Summit
6Star Trek Into Darkness$112,552-31%250-153$450$225,120,96610Paramount
7Epic$109,165-29%319-33$342$105,595,2019Fox
8The Great Gatsby (2013)$102,021-22%302177$338$143,664,02811Warner Bros.
9Fast & Furious 6$93,465-28%279-113$335$237,121,2259Universal
10The Internship$62,561-33%202-31$310$43,582,1227Fox
11After Earth$62,122-21%189-49$329$59,755,0508Sony / Columbia
12The Croods$61,850-27%212-31$292$186,039,19618Fox / DreamWorks Animation
13The Purge$40,555-17%156-23$260$64,064,4107Universal
14The Hangover Part III$35,744-19%202-63$177$111,883,4479Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jul. 21 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fruitvale Station$224,982-21%3427$6,617$1,331,6972Weinstein Company
2Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$43,944-29%95-43$463$3,832,5097Roadside Attractions
3Unfinished Song$41,490-41%88-3$471$1,070,5465Weinstein Company
4Mud$26,356-39%77-36$342$21,240,34213Roadside Attractions
5The Bling Ring$21,242-24%38-59$559$5,628,6116A24
6The Kings of Summer$12,079-21%35-21$345$1,290,2228CBS Films
7The East$10,384-33%31-40$335$2,209,5238Fox Searchlight
8Pain and Gain$9,575-19%70-80$137$49,735,74013Paramount
942 (2013)$9,242-29%85-20$109$95,001,34315Warner Bros.
10Copperhead$7,112-22%3631$198$145,2794Brainstorm Media
11Stories We Tell$6,659-15%22-6$303$1,516,40511Roadside Attractions
12Kon-Tiki$3,200-17%9-12$356$1,467,13813Weinstein Company
13The Sapphires$1,04921%10-5$105$2,448,45518Weinstein Company
14Scary Movie 5$842-23%8-25$105$32,014,28915Weinstein / Dimension
15Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$771-69%41$193$516,71912eOne Films US
16Escape From Planet Earth$282-42%7-48$40$57,011,84723Weinstein Company
17Not Today$12-83%10$12$317,90315Freestyle Releasing