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 Tue, Aug. 13 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 13 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1We're the Millers$4,177,46018%3,260--$1,281$45,613,7561Warner Bros. / New Line
2Elysium$3,925,85215%3,284--$1,195$37,150,3661Sony / TriStar
3Planes$3,085,71024%3,702--$834$27,809,0311Disney
4Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$2,430,33930%3,031--$802$27,550,9781Fox
5The Smurfs 2$2,070,62258%3,8671$535$49,851,8572Sony / Columbia
62 Guns$1,589,65527%3,0283$525$51,484,3252Universal
7The Wolverine$1,276,74727%2,867-1057$445$114,294,1233Fox
8Despicable Me 2$1,221,45034%2,395-812$510$340,613,4206Universal
9The Conjuring$979,01113%2,650-465$369$122,519,5084Warner Bros. / New Line
10Grown Ups 2$616,95229%2,102-973$294$124,880,8505Sony / Columbia
11Turbo$485,55639%1,771-1214$274$75,956,9814Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12The Heat$314,40327%1,351-723$233$154,144,2257Fox
13Red 2$282,92923%1,574-1181$180$49,864,3674Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Aug. 13 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pacific Rim$277,34922%980-823$283$97,284,2735Warner Bros.
2The Way, Way Back$253,87832%780-221$325$16,758,5256Fox Searchlight
3Chennai Express$250,30346%196--$1,277$2,837,9561UTV Motion Pictures
4Fruitvale Station$197,81416%828-258$239$13,822,4605Weinstein Company
5Monsters University$159,62128%405-474$394$260,455,5268Disney
6Man of Steel$129,20316%426122$303$288,923,0099Warner Bros.
7World War Z$122,02321%505-407$242$197,680,8808Paramount
8R.I.P.D.$69,31016%478-1225$145$32,099,1704Universal
9Star Trek Into Darkness$45,20711%256-44$177$226,887,10413Paramount
10Epic$31,22733%222-33$141$107,039,11212Fox
11Now You See Me$30,15047%143-63$211$115,800,85511Lionsgate / Summit
12The Croods$18,24327%142-20$128$186,887,61921Fox / DreamWorks Animation
13Fast & Furious 6$18,1650%191-39$95$238,322,95012Universal
14The Internship$16,1352%136-36$119$44,454,67210Fox
15The Great Gatsby (2013)$13,253-5%135-93$98$144,737,44814Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Aug. 13 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Spectacular Now$34,6562%1915$1,824$603,4362A24
2The To Do List$12,4111%86-499$144$3,472,0943CBS Films
3Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$10,25614%77-137$133$32,182,2956Lionsgate / Summit
4Unfinished Song$8,75334%53-15$165$1,525,2918Weinstein Company
5In a World...$8,526-1%3--$2,842$87,7101Roadside Attractions
6Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$7,361-3%53-5$139$4,184,27010Roadside Attractions
7Mud$4,0844%44-18$93$21,546,39316Roadside Attractions
8The Bling Ring$3,053-6%401$76$5,812,7499A24
9The Hangover Part III$2,929-8%46-57$64$112,192,75112Warner Bros.
10Stories We Tell$1,641111%10-7$164$1,572,16214Roadside Attractions
11Pain and Gain$1,4682%19-1$77$49,806,69216Paramount
12Girl Most Likely$1,0373%12-24$86$1,372,1054Roadside Attractions