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, Sep. 15 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Sep. 15 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Insidious Chapter 2$6,643,342-50%3,049--$2,179$40,272,1031FilmDistrict
2The Family (2013)$3,292,498-39%3,091--$1,065$14,034,7641Relativity Media
3Riddick$1,901,370-31%3,11710$610$31,108,1752Universal
4Lee Daniels' The Butler$1,417,232-42%3,239-91$438$100,003,7395Weinstein Company
5We're the Millers$1,278,479-46%3,238-207$395$131,591,4816Warner Bros. / New Line
6Planes$982,636-31%2,739-294$359$83,028,8506Disney
7One Direction: This Is Us$607,094-41%2,300-435$264$26,957,3843Sony / TriStar
8Elysium$559,616-39%1,720-521$325$88,444,0746Sony / TriStar
9Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$545,281-38%1,638-407$333$62,093,5876Fox
10Despicable Me 2$397,370-35%1,006-44$395$359,113,97511Universal
11The World's End$321,103-44%1,243-277$258$23,972,8574Focus
12The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones$298,152-41%1,576-943$189$29,642,6854Sony / Screen Gems
13This Is The End$194,981-38%1,333-828$146$100,434,25914Sony / Columbia
14Getaway$172,327-37%1,378-757$125$9,984,9453Warner Bros.
15You're Next$115,037-43%1,110-792$104$17,938,7684Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Sep. 15 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Instructions Not Included$2,083,85251%933216$2,233$27,193,4103Lionsgate / Pantelion
22 Guns$222,460-39%908-257$245$73,450,0807Universal
3The Smurfs 2$212,386-29%693-256$306$68,949,8427Sony / Columbia
4The Spectacular Now$185,043-36%770355$240$5,737,7207A24
5The Grandmaster$142,318-26%705-99$202$5,840,1134Weinstein Company
6Turbo$139,214-28%353-5$394$81,131,1239Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7The Conjuring$137,874-43%676-40$204$136,002,8409Warner Bros. / New Line
8The Wolverine$137,474-44%540-158$255$130,226,0588Fox
9World War Z$92,874-29%280-94$332$201,835,67613Paramount
10In a World...$74,162-43%14442$515$2,059,6366Roadside Attractions
11The Way, Way Back$68,283-50%421-129$162$20,850,38311Fox Searchlight
12Pacific Rim$67,038-31%254-53$264$101,197,79410Warner Bros.
13Kick-Ass 2$65,170-38%343-319$190$28,556,8805Universal
14The Heat$64,940-49%336-14$193$158,298,26312Fox
15Grown Ups 2$64,724-51%294-61$220$131,017,50310Sony / Columbia
16The Ultimate Life$59,325-39%4120$144$1,071,0602High Top Releasing
17Closed Circuit$57,891-39%413-457$140$5,595,2463Focus
18Jobs$53,013-37%239-263$222$15,883,0525Open Road
19R.I.P.D.$33,620-42%164-17$205$33,455,8559Universal
20Now You See Me$32,620-41%171-34$191$117,575,14316Lionsgate / Summit
21Red 2$27,222-55%209-41$130$52,627,0709Lionsgate / Summit
22Fruitvale Station$19,744-35%137-51$144$15,881,01710Weinstein Company
23White House Down$16,791-45%117-51$144$73,103,78412Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Sep. 15 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Man of Steel$16,102-41%91-110$177$291,021,56514Warner Bros.
2Salinger$12,321-40%40$3,080$157,6732Weinstein Company
3Populaire$12,121-23%1512$808$61,3532Weinstein Company
4Afternoon Delight$10,219-21%3914$262$152,4633The Film Arcade
5Chennai Express$7,658-50%30-23$255$5,266,3226UTV Motion Pictures
6Satyagraha$6,259-45%35-44$179$724,0883UTV Motion Pictures
7Paranoia$5,469-70%71-107$77$7,254,8815Relativity Media
8Contempt (2013 re-issue)$2,514-9%10$2,514$20,6812Rialto Pictures
9Unfinished Song$2,494-22%17-4$147$1,661,70713Weinstein Company
10Jayne Mansfield's Car$1,962-51%11--$178$9,3201Anchor Bay Films
11Passion$1,571-33%12-1$131$85,7263eOne Films US
12Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$1,395-57%14-5$100$4,291,09415Roadside Attractions
13Savannah$1,016-10%61$169$34,2314Ketchup Entertainment
14Stories We Tell$185285%4-5$46$1,595,84119Roadside Attractions