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. 28 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 28 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Wolverine$14,266,349-22%3,924--$3,636$53,113,7521Fox
2The Conjuring$6,438,531-24%3,022119$2,131$83,945,0172Warner Bros. / New Line
3Despicable Me 2$5,161,860-19%3,476-344$1,485$306,812,7204Universal
4Turbo$4,168,318-23%3,8093$1,094$56,183,2452Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Grown Ups 2$3,320,552-27%3,258-233$1,019$101,764,5823Sony / Columbia
6Red 2$2,753,774-29%3,0160$913$35,011,5532Lionsgate / Summit
7Pacific Rim$2,435,013-20%2,602-683$936$84,189,5653Warner Bros.
8The Heat$1,963,512-31%2,384-305$824$141,309,4085Fox
9R.I.P.D.$1,767,000-27%2,850-2$620$24,565,5052Universal
10Fruitvale Station$1,361,095-24%1,0641030$1,279$6,272,5353Weinstein Company
11Monsters University$952,680-13%1,470-716$648$255,467,0266Disney
12World War Z$854,197-25%1,440-626$593$192,660,2316Paramount
13The Lone Ranger$491,832-30%1,267-1006$388$85,321,4304Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jul. 28 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Way, Way Back$1,049,632-26%886582$1,185$9,077,2554Fox Searchlight
2The To Do List$451,829-16%591--$765$1,579,4021CBS Films
3White House Down$245,128-38%676-778$363$70,638,6175Sony / Columbia
4Man of Steel$227,573-26%501-549$454$286,807,5057Warner Bros.
5Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$195,919-34%498-250$393$31,481,4324Lionsgate / Summit
6This Is The End$161,019-17%270-352$596$95,617,8107Sony / Columbia
7Fast & Furious 6$93,450-27%267-12$350$237,614,90510Universal
8Epic$91,031-29%289-30$315$106,189,99310Fox
9Now You See Me$83,478-30%215-118$388$114,980,7399Lionsgate / Summit
10The Great Gatsby (2013)$77,653-26%271-31$287$144,155,41912Warner Bros.
11Star Trek Into Darkness$70,103-38%180-70$389$225,602,79611Paramount
12The Internship$57,520-29%197-5$292$43,923,1718Fox
13Girl Most Likely$56,994-29%227-124$251$1,216,4662Roadside Attractions
14After Earth$52,774-22%167-22$316$60,047,4079Sony / Columbia
15The Croods$51,421-30%194-18$265$186,383,77719Fox / DreamWorks Animation
16The Purge$36,110-22%1571$230$64,265,6208Universal
17The Hangover Part III$20,414-25%147-55$139$112,017,45410Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jul. 28 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Unfinished Song$33,579-29%82-6$410$1,266,5996Weinstein Company
2Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$24,507-19%77-18$318$3,996,7468Roadside Attractions
3Mud$21,848-36%73-4$299$21,372,52214Roadside Attractions
4The Bling Ring$18,584-1%34-4$547$5,726,5067A24
5The East$5,051-46%20-11$253$2,245,9989Fox Searchlight
6Pain and Gain$4,985-16%35-35$142$49,768,38714Paramount
7Kon-Tiki$4,90620%145$350$1,487,75614Weinstein Company
8The Servant (2013 re-issue)$2,466-26%1--$2,466$7,8591Rialto Pictures
9Stories We Tell$1,85634%14-8$133$1,538,95812Roadside Attractions
10Copperhead$869-17%2-34$435$161,5155Brainstorm Media