News

Friday Report: 'Rio 2' Narrowly Defeats 'Captain America'

by Ray Subers
Rio 2
 

 
April 12, 2014

Rio 2 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier were neck-and-neck on Friday, though it looks like the weekend is going to the birds.

Playing at 3,948 locations, Rio 2 took the top spot on Friday with $12 million. That's an improvement over the first Rio, which earned $10.3 million on opening day back in 2011. For the weekend, Rio 2 will take the top spot with at least $45 million.

Captain America wasn't far behind with $11.9 million. That's a steep 68 percent drop from last Friday; in comparison, Thor: The Dark World fell 67 percent, while Iron Man 3 plummeted 71 percent. Captain America should earn just over $40 million for the weekend.

Supernatural horror movie Oculus took third place with a solid $4.94 million. Among April horror movies, that's about on par with Insidious ($4.8 million), but below The Cabin in the Woods ($5.5 million). By Sunday, Oculus could earn as much as $13 million.

In fourth place, Draft Day opened to an estimated $3.58 million. That's a little over half as much as Moneyball ($6.7 million), and is also noticeably lower than Leatherheads ($4.6 million). For the weekend, Draft Day should wind up just over $10 million.

Divergent rounded out the Top Five with $2.35 million. The young-adult hit should earn over $7 million for the three-day frame.

Weekend Projections
1. Rio 2 - $45 million
2. Captain America - $41 million
3. Oculus - $12.5 million
4. Draft Day - $10.4 million

Discuss this story with fellow Box Office Mojo fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @boxofficemojo, and follow author Ray Subers at @raysubers.

Related Stories:
Forecast: 'Rio 2,' 'Captain America' Could Both Reach $40 Million This Weekend

Related Chart:
Grosses for Friday, April 11, 2014



RECENT ARTICLES
8/17 Weekend Report: 'Turtles,' 'Guardians' Crush Weak 'Expendables'
8/16 Friday Report: 'Turtles' Hangs On to First, 'Expendables' Tanks
8/14 Forecast: 'Expendables' To Battle 'Turtles,' 'Guardians' This Weekend
8/10 Weekend Report: 'Turtle' Power
8/10 Weekend Report (cont.): 'Hundred-Foot Journey,' 'Step Up' and Around-the-World Roundup
8/9 Friday Report: 'Ninja Turtles' Shreds Competition on Friday
> MORE: News | Features
LATEST UPDATES
First look at Paul Rudd in Marvel's 'Ant-Man' >
SCHEDULE: 'Spectral,' 'Krampus'
MPAA: New Ratings
SCHEDULE: 'Nightcrawler'
DAILY: Monday, 8/18 (41 tracked)
STUDIOS: Market Share (as of Sun.)
8/19 DVD/Blu-ray Releases
WEEKEND: Actuals (88 tracked)
WEEKEND: Studio Estimates vs. Actuals
FRANCHISES: 'The Expendables' Openings
ACTORS: Sylvester Stallone Openings
ACTORS: Jason Statham Openings
FOREIGN CHARTS >
Korea: Local title reaches $100M >
U.K.: 'Expendables' in 3rd >
France: 'Guardians' trails 'Lucy' >
Japan: Local title repeats >
Brazil: 'Ninja Turtles' rules >
Germany: Strong start for 'Lucy' >
Australia: 'Guardians' repeats >
Mexico: 'Ninja Turtles' holds 1st >
Italy: 'Dragon' beats 'Hercules' >
Spain: 'Guardians' on top >
> MORE UPDATES