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, Aug. 23 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 23 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lee Daniels' The Butler$4,791,06396%3,110177$1,541$40,047,8762Weinstein Company
2We're the Millers$4,042,134104%3,445120$1,173$82,282,3333Warner Bros. / New Line
3The World's End$3,514,854--1,551--$2,266$3,514,8541Focus
4The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones$3,127,14579%3,118--$1,003$7,878,5471Sony / Screen Gems
5You're Next$2,985,205--2,437--$1,225$2,985,2051Lionsgate
6Planes$2,335,11562%3,378-338$691$53,359,8103Disney
7Elysium$2,021,25860%2,913-371$694$63,975,1963Sony / TriStar
8Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$1,505,47777%2,730-350$551$44,651,9303Fox
9Kick-Ass 2$1,354,70051%2,9455$460$19,507,8352Universal
102 Guns$975,73077%1,841-630$530$62,969,9004Universal
11Jobs$910,01171%2,3810$382$10,053,2982Open Road
12The Smurfs 2$753,59810%1,852-497$407$60,569,7164Sony / Columbia
13The Wolverine$717,66671%1,449-609$495$123,313,3425Fox
14Despicable Me 2$715,02055%1,402-416$510$348,815,4408Universal
15The Conjuring$651,91379%1,355-646$481$130,262,6216Warner Bros. / New Line
16Paranoia$439,06148%2,4590$179$5,376,1032Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Aug. 23 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Grown Ups 2$282,05399%620-621$455$128,326,6847Sony / Columbia
2The Spectacular Now$187,643273%15499$1,218$1,472,8214A24
3The Heat$171,476111%409-282$419$156,019,3549Fox
4Turbo$169,17252%470-289$360$78,311,1756Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5The Way, Way Back$123,46433%302-155$409$18,344,4078Fox Searchlight
6Pacific Rim$119,26047%260-184$459$98,891,6197Warner Bros.
7Chennai Express$108,257104%144-46$752$4,408,1073UTV Motion Pictures
8Red 2$103,12062%389-326$265$51,362,0096Lionsgate / Summit
9Man of Steel$101,72672%303-62$336$289,977,70211Warner Bros.
10Now You See Me$99,445311%246112$404$116,196,27213Lionsgate / Summit
11World War Z$91,88561%239-68$384$198,631,90610Paramount
12Fruitvale Station$81,80523%392-85$209$14,990,8827Weinstein Company
13White House Down$78,844--229122$344$72,238,7859Sony / Columbia
14R.I.P.D.$59,965165%179-24$335$32,584,7156Universal
15Star Trek Into Darkness$29,3047%144-66$204$227,300,79215Paramount
16Epic$19,49319%115-53$170$107,298,83414Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Aug. 23 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1In a World...$80,128176%7538$1,068$528,9133Roadside Attractions
2The Grandmaster$38,856--7--$5,551$38,8561Weinstein Company
3This Is The End$13,725--38-20$361$96,739,12211Sony / Columbia
4Fast & Furious 6$13,23018%98-43$135$238,511,10514Universal
5The Croods$9,437-4%69-45$137$187,043,00423Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6Savannah$5,793--14--$414$5,7931Ketchup Entertainment
7Unfinished Song$5,573-17%27-16$206$1,599,36210Weinstein Company
8Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$4,631-9%27-9$172$4,244,16512Roadside Attractions
9Mud$2,38348%16-12$149$21,576,37318Roadside Attractions
10Underdogs (2013)$1,887115%2-2$944$25,0452Freestyle Releasing
11Girl Rising$1,740-70%1-6$1,740$1,524,76825Gathr Films
12The Servant (2013 re-issue)$1,20514%1--$1,205$19,1455Rialto Pictures
13Stories We Tell$809169%6-2$135$1,580,36016Roadside Attractions
14Pain and Gain$733-90%22-64$33$49,873,46418Paramount
15The Bling Ring$592-57%7-11$85$5,829,63811A24
16Inch'Allah$55159%21$276$456,8042eOne Films US
17Girl Most Likely$259111%1-1$259$1,375,4516Roadside Attractions