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 Sat, Nov. 16 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 16 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Thor: The Dark World$16,761,42759%3,8410$4,364$135,797,0112Disney
2The Best Man Holiday$12,265,99515%2,024--$6,060$22,952,7151Universal
3Free Birds$3,925,184121%3,510-226$1,118$39,620,0713Relativity Media
4Last Vegas$3,908,07355%3,237155$1,207$44,514,4453CBS Films
5Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$3,392,63148%3,1903$1,064$88,209,7104Paramount
6Gravity$2,942,05872%2,560-160$1,149$238,931,3377Warner Bros.
7Ender's Game$2,781,20861%3,236-171$859$52,088,4853Lionsgate / Summit
8Captain Phillips$2,089,89363%2,626-20$796$96,488,7916Sony / Columbia
912 Years a Slave$2,085,39256%1,411267$1,478$23,672,6815Fox Searchlight
10About Time$1,491,02540%1,28080$1,165$10,665,4733Universal
11Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$979,832157%1,645-191$596$112,428,1918Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Nov. 16 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dallas Buyers Club$783,23756%184149$4,257$2,545,3673Focus
2All Is Lost$414,55553%48384$858$3,988,2045Roadside Attractions
3Carrie (2013)$259,29850%933-579$278$34,903,0705Sony / Screen Gems
4Enough Said$250,79581%393-36$638$16,472,0339Fox Searchlight
5Escape Plan$244,09560%687-362$355$23,970,3185Lionsgate / Summit
6Despicable Me 2$208,925108%305-5$685$365,835,24520Universal
7The Counselor$156,50547%481-541$325$16,494,8984Fox
8Prisoners$110,32056%355130$311$60,522,8949Warner Bros.
9We're the Millers$104,00760%303-55$343$149,973,82815Warner Bros. / New Line
10Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$75,294108%215-1$350$67,882,70815Fox
11Elysium$52,32957%181-11$289$92,915,94415Sony / TriStar
12Insidious Chapter 2$47,52367%167-62$285$83,166,30310FilmDistrict
13Rush (2013)$45,19560%131-33$345$26,882,0949Universal
14Lee Daniels' The Butler$44,86654%176-38$255$115,447,01414Weinstein Company
15Baggage Claim$31,18687%108-27$289$21,458,7228Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Nov. 16 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Book Thief$194,60392%2925$6,710$439,5852Fox
2Nebraska$59,74368%4--$14,936$95,2791Paramount Vantage
3I'm in Love with a Church Girl$56,10874%55-19$1,020$2,274,2975High Top Releasing
4Grown Ups 2$26,62085%91-20$293$133,654,87119Sony / Columbia
5Don Jon$26,41139%48-44$550$24,178,8958Relativity Media
6The Smurfs 2$22,841155%88-6$260$71,001,72216Sony / Columbia
7Diana$22,33334%83-17$269$282,1163eOne Films US
8Turbo$18,351145%53-9$346$82,917,41218Fox / DreamWorks Animation
9The Wolverine$18,21588%65-12$280$132,472,41017Fox
10Instructions Not Included$13,869113%47-5$295$44,228,63512Lionsgate / Pantelion
11Pulling Strings$11,77271%760$155$5,820,0387Lionsgate / Pantelion
12Runner Runner$10,16438%76-43$134$19,279,4677Fox
13The Family (2013)$5,71636%30-27$191$36,645,12210Relativity Media
14In a World...$5,54872%9-9$616$2,940,50315Roadside Attractions
15Grace Unplugged$5,20448%29-8$179$2,495,5287Roadside Attractions
16The Heat$4,54662%27-1$168$159,543,30621Fox
17Reaching for the Moon$3,98874%20$1,994$28,7882Wolfe Releasing
18Romeo and Juliet (2013)$3,311-40%298$114$1,141,1326Relativity Media
19The World's End$1,70245%8-1$213$25,988,81413Focus
20The Wicker Man: The Final Cut$1,64512%30$548$56,6088Rialto Pictures
21Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story (2013 re-issue)$1,35990%2-1$680$27,7214Cinepix
22The Spectacular Now$486-10%8-4$61$6,849,72316A24
23Big Sur$266-25%1-4$266$33,4163Ketchup Entertainment