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. 30 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 30 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1One Direction: This Is Us$8,868,530--2,735--$3,243$8,868,5301Sony / TriStar
2Lee Daniels' The Butler$3,620,610111%3,330220$1,087$62,885,7163Weinstein Company
3We're the Millers$3,151,568150%3,4450$915$100,103,4864Warner Bros. / New Line
4Planes$1,713,181126%3,259-119$526$64,800,8514Disney
5Elysium$1,591,421119%2,539-374$627$73,695,1504Sony / TriStar
6The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones$1,445,178113%3,1180$463$18,899,3622Sony / Screen Gems
7Getaway$1,430,885--2,130--$672$1,430,8851Warner Bros.
8The World's End$1,340,984110%1,5532$863$13,150,2182Focus
9You're Next$1,144,035133%2,4370$469$10,483,7432Lionsgate
10Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$994,327130%2,393-337$416$51,534,3464Fox
112 Guns$649,060116%1,411-430$460$67,358,9655Universal
12Despicable Me 2$597,060128%1,284-118$465$352,535,8509Universal
13Kick-Ass 2$518,49026%1,646-1299$315$25,047,5353Universal
14The Smurfs 2$404,35237%1,366-486$296$64,558,5885Sony / Columbia
15Monsters University$303,541--1,889--$161$262,305,85511Disney
16Jobs$303,00019%1,302-1079$233$13,567,3233Open Road
17World War Z$280,259662%1,2471008$225$199,304,09011Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Aug. 30 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Instructions Not Included$1,928,863--348--$5,543$1,928,8631Lionsgate / Pantelion
2Closed Circuit$747,998184%870--$860$1,259,8441Focus
3The Grandmaster$741,3275072%749742$990$937,3712Weinstein Company
4The Wolverine$430,465102%988-461$436$126,539,3476Fox
5The Conjuring$360,120104%903-452$399$132,833,0307Warner Bros. / New Line
6The Spectacular Now$309,809130%385231$805$2,652,0885A24
7Pacific Rim$189,043319%401141$471$99,566,0948Warner Bros.
8Grown Ups 2$185,622210%471-149$394$129,409,7798Sony / Columbia
9The Way, Way Back$175,797290%654352$269$18,996,3709Fox Searchlight
10Star Trek Into Darkness$170,834923%958814$178$227,611,64416Paramount
11Turbo$165,163178%438-32$377$79,212,6467Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12The Heat$156,586218%393-16$398$156,782,24310Fox
13Now You See Me$100,500146%239-7$421$116,698,34514Lionsgate / Summit
14Red 2$90,952181%261-128$348$51,837,0487Lionsgate / Summit
15Man of Steel$69,003115%284-19$243$290,429,08512Warner Bros.
16White House Down$56,869--206-23$276$72,586,63110Sony / Columbia
17R.I.P.D.$55,205194%1812$305$32,858,3007Universal
18Paranoia$49,463-63%392-2067$126$6,910,9273Relativity Media
19Fruitvale Station$48,70632%294-98$166$15,381,8788Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Aug. 30 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Satyagraha$115,420--83--$1,391$115,4201UTV Motion Pictures
2In a World...$80,716144%9116$887$944,1864Roadside Attractions
3Chennai Express$51,27593%93-51$551$4,886,0704UTV Motion Pictures
4This Is The End$20,126--34-4$592$96,825,48012Sony / Columbia
5Fast & Furious 6$14,455195%59-39$245$238,586,34515Universal
6Passion$10,269--14--$734$10,2691eOne Films US
7Epic$8,91838%80-35$111$107,392,94515Fox
8Afternoon Delight$8,477--2--$4,239$8,4771The Film Arcade
9The Croods$6,44687%45-24$143$187,093,51624Fox / DreamWorks Animation
10The Servant (2013 re-issue)$1,777--21$889$25,7966Rialto Pictures
11Unfinished Song$1,761-52%17-10$104$1,627,74911Weinstein Company
12Savannah$997-24%5-9$199$22,6472Ketchup Entertainment
13Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$735-71%13-14$57$4,262,94113Roadside Attractions
14Mud$563-44%6-10$94$21,585,82519Roadside Attractions
15The Last Flight of the Champion$532--15--$35$5321High Top Releasing
16Underdogs (2013)$4299%1-1$429$31,0373Freestyle Releasing
17Inch'Allah$36623%20$183$459,0893eOne Films US
18Stories We Tell$268-40%4-2$67$1,585,15817Roadside Attractions
19Girl Most Likely$1467%10$146$1,377,1617Roadside Attractions