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, Jul. 27 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 27 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Wolverine$18,191,631-12%3,924--$4,636$38,847,4031Fox
2The Conjuring$8,440,55615%3,022119$2,793$77,506,4862Warner Bros. / New Line
3Despicable Me 2$6,395,84031%3,476-344$1,840$301,650,8604Universal
4Turbo$5,437,84432%3,8093$1,428$52,014,9272Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Grown Ups 2$4,563,35623%3,258-233$1,401$98,444,0303Sony / Columbia
6Red 2$3,857,51842%3,0160$1,279$32,257,7792Lionsgate / Summit
7Pacific Rim$3,062,51939%2,602-683$1,177$81,754,5523Warner Bros.
8The Heat$2,849,96936%2,384-305$1,195$139,345,8965Fox
9R.I.P.D.$2,408,27527%2,850-2$845$22,798,5052Universal
10Fruitvale Station$1,781,58923%1,0641030$1,674$4,911,4403Weinstein Company
11World War Z$1,134,43140%1,440-626$788$191,806,0346Paramount
12Monsters University$1,096,24336%1,470-716$746$254,514,3466Disney
13The Lone Ranger$703,44444%1,267-1006$555$84,829,5984Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jul. 27 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Way, Way Back$1,417,32445%886582$1,600$8,027,6234Fox Searchlight
2The To Do List$537,371-9%591--$909$1,127,5731CBS Films
3White House Down$393,10343%676-778$582$70,393,4895Sony / Columbia
4Man of Steel$308,47845%501-549$616$286,579,9327Warner Bros.
5Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$294,79324%498-250$592$31,285,5134Lionsgate / Summit
6This Is The End$193,53930%270-352$717$95,456,7917Sony / Columbia
7Fast & Furious 6$128,16043%267-12$480$237,521,45510Universal
8Epic$127,78435%289-30$442$106,098,96210Fox
9Now You See Me$118,67040%215-118$552$114,897,2619Lionsgate / Summit
10Star Trek Into Darkness$113,67372%180-70$632$225,532,69311Paramount
11The Great Gatsby (2013)$105,15025%271-31$388$144,077,76612Warner Bros.
12The Internship$80,79728%197-5$410$43,865,6518Fox
13Girl Most Likely$80,28948%227-124$354$1,159,4722Roadside Attractions
14The Croods$73,61736%194-18$379$186,332,35619Fox / DreamWorks Animation
15After Earth$67,64745%167-22$405$59,994,6339Sony / Columbia
16The Purge$46,31531%1571$295$64,229,5108Universal
17The Hangover Part III$27,14040%147-55$185$111,997,04010Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jul. 27 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Unfinished Song$47,28944%82-6$577$1,233,0206Weinstein Company
2Mud$34,06254%73-4$467$21,350,67414Roadside Attractions
3Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$30,27653%77-18$393$3,972,2398Roadside Attractions
4The Bling Ring$18,83251%34-4$554$5,707,9227A24
5The East$9,27551%20-11$464$2,240,9479Fox Searchlight
6Pain and Gain$5,93750%35-35$170$49,763,40214Paramount
7Kon-Tiki$4,080-14%145$291$1,482,85014Weinstein Company
8The Servant (2013 re-issue)$3,32861%1--$3,328$5,3931Rialto Pictures
9Stories We Tell$1,383-6%14-8$99$1,537,10212Roadside Attractions
10Copperhead$1,05022%2-34$525$160,6465Brainstorm Media