'Captain America 2' Leads Strong Tuesday with $4.73M; 'Rio 2' #2 with $4.26MApril 16, 2014 12:16 PM

by Daniel Garris

Captain America: The Winter Solider took in $4.73 million on Tuesday to continue to lead the daily box office. The blockbuster 3D superhero sequel from Disney and Marvel was up 36 percent over Monday and down a healthy 32 percent from last Tuesday. Midweek grosses continued to be stronger than usual in general on Tuesday due in part to Holy Week. Captain America: The Winter Soldier has grossed a strong $167.07 million through twelve days. That places the film 11 percent ahead of the $150.04 million twelve-day take of last year's Thor: The Dark World.

Fox's Rio 2 held steady in second place with $4.26 million. The 3D computer animated sequel from Blue Sky Studios was up a terrific 60 percent over Monday's performance, as family films held up especially well on Tuesday. Rio 2 has grossed $46.26 million through five days of release. That is in line with pre-release expectations and places the film a slim 1 percent behind the $46.68 million five-day start of 2011's Rio (which increased 28 percent on its first Tuesday to gross $4.18 million).

Draft Day was up 43 percent and one spot from Monday to claim third on Tuesday with $1.25 million. Lionsgate's modestly budgeted sports drama starring Kevin Costner has grossed $11.91 million in five days. That is a bit below expectations, but the film will hope to build upon Tuesday's strong hold going forward. Draft Day is currently running 16 percent behind the $14.21 million five-day take of recent Costner vehicle 3 Days to Kill.

Oculus was up 21 percent, but still down one spot from Tuesday to place in fourth with $1.15 million. The low-budget R-rated horror film from Relativity has grossed a solid $14.099 million in its first five days of release. Oculus continues to perform very similar to Relativity's House at the End of the Street, which grossed $13.84 million in its first five days of release back in September of 2012.

Paramount's Noah rounded out the day's top five with $1.04 million. The Darren Aronofsky directed biblical epic starring Russell Crowe was up 47 percent over Monday and down 37 percent from last Tuesday. Noah has grossed $86.73 million in 19 days, which leaves it $13.27 million away from reaching the $100 million domestic milestone.

Divergent followed closely behind in sixth with $1.01 million. Lionsgate's successful young adult adaptation starring Shailene Woodley was up 50 percent from Monday down only 2 percent from last Tuesday. The 26-day total for Divergent stands at $126.43 million.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Jan. 17 - Sun, Jan. 19

Wide (1000+)

1Ride Along$41,200,000--2,663--$15,471$41,200,0001Universal
2Lone Survivor$23,200,000-39%2,989114$7,762$74,010,1214Universal
3The Nut Job$20,550,000--3,427--$5,996$20,550,0001Open Road
4Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$17,200,000--3,387--$5,078$17,200,0001Paramount
5Frozen (2013)$11,971,000-19%2,979-260$4,018$332,602,3619Disney
6American Hustle$10,600,00028%2,204-425$4,809$116,431,1916Sony / Columbia
7Devil's Due$8,500,000--2,544--$3,341$8,500,0001Fox
8August: Osage County$7,592,0006%2,0511146$3,702$18,181,2704Weinstein Company
9The Wolf of Wall Street$7,500,000-15%1,930-591$3,886$90,276,5984Paramount
10Saving Mr. Banks$4,147,000-37%2,449-222$1,693$75,391,2976Disney
11Her (2013)$4,065,000-24%1,7290$2,351$15,064,4275Warner Bros.
12The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$3,875,000-52%1,815-1260$2,135$248,694,8456Warner Bros. / New Line
13The Legend Of Hercules$3,400,000-62%2,1040$1,616$14,375,6512Lionsgate / Summit
14The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$2,900,000-34%1,328-434$2,184$417,899,7929Lionsgate
15Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$2,240,000-62%1,731-1281$1,294$122,171,3495Paramount
16Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones$1,420,000-77%1,569-1314$905$31,353,1083Paramount
17The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$1,350,000-69%1,037-1547$1,302$55,145,8184Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

1Gravity$1,945,000364%944789$2,060$258,355,66916Warner Bros.
212 Years a Slave$1,515,000460%761647$1,991$40,619,29814Fox Searchlight
3Philomena$1,307,000-6%505-102$2,588$24,069,4849Weinstein Company
4Inside Llewyn Davis$1,105,000-41%585-144$1,889$11,143,2617CBS Films
5Nebraska$940,0006%408-113$2,304$9,714,71710Paramount Vantage
6Dallas Buyers Club$917,000282%419294$2,189$17,789,01312Focus
7Captain Phillips$550,000476%903789$609$105,667,66215Sony / Columbia
847 Ronin$446,000-73%343-1016$1,300$37,596,8754Universal
9Walking With Dinosaurs$350,000-75%454-885$771$34,326,6465Fox
10Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$315,000-5%256-8$1,230$118,449,54217Sony / Columbia
11The Book Thief$230,000-41%190-113$1,211$20,160,40011Fox
12Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas$200,000-82%391-649$512$52,251,7186Lionsgate
13Grudge Match$162,000-92%408-1597$397$29,066,1044Warner Bros.
14Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$80,000-41%154-38$519$101,957,20913Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

1The Great Beauty$129,88881%5416$2,405$1,259,67610Janus Films
2The Past$110,04941%3013$3,668$389,4325Sony Pictures Classics
3The Invisible Woman$100,304127%2617$3,858$292,7084Sony Pictures Classics
4Blue Jasmine$50,325184%2812$1,797$33,150,78926Sony Pictures Classics
5All Is Lost$41,10013%56-13$734$6,177,23714Roadside Attractions
6The Square (2013)$35,615--7--$5,088$88,56913Netflix Originals
7Like Father, Like Son (2014)$16,500--2--$8,250$16,5001IFC Films
8American Mustang$8,100--1--$8,100$8,1001Vitagraph / Just Media
9In Bloom$4,556-51%20$2,278$18,5362Big World Pictures
10Life of a King$4,304--16--$269$4,3041Millennium Entertainment
1120 Feet from Stardom$1,201-65%3-5$400$4,834,56732RADiUS-TWC
12Cutie and the Boxer$1,050--2--$525$190,42723RADiUS-TWC
13Inequality for All$237-65%21$119$1,194,87617RADiUS-TWC