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.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Apr. 5 - Sun, Apr. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Evil Dead$26,000,000--3,025--$8,595$26,000,0001Sony / TriStar
2G.I. Joe: Retaliation$21,100,000-48%3,73415$5,651$86,663,0602Paramount
3The Croods$21,100,000-21%3,879-186$5,440$125,800,2023Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4Jurassic Park 3D$18,247,000--2,771--$6,585$18,247,0001Universal
5Olympus Has Fallen$10,042,000-29%3,059-47$3,283$71,115,5013FilmDistrict
6Tyler Perry's Temptation$10,000,000-54%2,0470$4,885$38,383,3412Lionsgate
7Oz: The Great and Powerful$8,171,000-30%2,905-419$2,813$212,767,7185Disney
8The Host (2013)$5,239,000-51%3,2020$1,636$19,664,7132Open Road
9The Call$3,500,000-29%2,002-437$1,748$45,481,0934Sony / TriStar
10Admission$2,054,466-36%1,407-754$1,460$15,374,0143Focus
11Spring Breakers$1,200,000-57%1,072-307$1,119$12,644,7424A24

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Identity Thief$818,000-26%721-361$1,135$131,253,6309Universal
2Silver Linings Playbook$607,000-33%524-228$1,158$129,728,64721Weinstein Company
3Life of Pi$360,000-16%269-71$1,338$123,925,62120Fox
4Quartet$358,000-6%252-50$1,421$17,191,76013Weinstein Company
5Snitch (2013)$263,000-41%304-442$865$41,821,1227Lionsgate / Summit
6Warm Bodies$260,000111%287125$906$65,574,30410Lionsgate / Summit
7Escape From Planet Earth$236,0000%432-545$546$54,414,6698Weinstein Company
8The Gatekeepers$171,492-15%13126$1,309$2,115,32510Sony Pictures Classics
9A Good Day to Die Hard$162,0002%22516$720$66,792,4828Fox
10Django Unchained$134,000-22%183-50$732$162,545,30515Weinstein Company
11Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$131,000-29%180-22$728$55,432,15611Paramount
12Emperor$126,000-15%120-18$1,050$3,103,3645Roadside Attractions
13Dead Man Down$50,00075%14671$342$10,828,1295FilmDistrict

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Place Beyond the Pines$695,041149%3026$23,168$1,081,0712Focus
2The Sapphires$322,000350%6048$5,367$473,9523Weinstein Company
3No (2013)$219,797-3%8919$2,470$1,619,7778Sony Pictures Classics
4The Company You Keep$146,058--5--$29,212$146,0581Sony Pictures Classics
5Ginger & Rosa$140,000-18%9921$1,414$589,8044A24
6Trance$136,103--4--$34,026$136,1031Fox Searchlight
7From Up on Poppy Hill$133,66913%4015$3,342$475,4604GKIDS
8Renoir$103,00058%2014$5,150$200,4082IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
9Starbuck$62,06625%3114$2,002$3,609,8483eOne Films US
10Stoker$62,000-65%89-105$697$1,626,1626Fox Searchlight
11The Impossible$41,600-9%80-6$520$18,889,55516Lionsgate / Summit
12Rise of The Guardians$39,000-40%89-45$438$103,396,31520Paramount / DreamWorks
13Blancanieves$35,85442%1410$2,561$73,6032Cohen Media Group
14Upstream Color$31,500--1--$31,500$31,5001ERBP
15Reality$18,00054%128$1,500$55,2384Oscilloscope
16Upside Down$7,418-6%10-9$742$102,9584Millennium Entertainment
17Bless Me, Ultima$6,799-40%5-6$1,360$1,559,3687Arenas Entertainment
18Somebody Up There Likes Me (2013)$6,060--1--$6,060$84,3585Tribeca Film
19Wrong$2,673-87%8-11$334$33,0752Drafthouse Films