U.K. Promo Poster for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." Photo Credit: Marvel

Captain America Edges Out Rio 2, Earning the Top Spot for the Second Week in a Row


It was certainly a battle at the Box Office for the Top Spot this weekend; however, our favorite patriotic superhero was able to get the job done and beat out this week’s newcomers and earn the Top Spot at the Box Office over the weekend.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier brought in an estimated $41.4 million over the weekend, bringing the film’s two week domestic total to $159 million. The film has performed significantly better in the foreign box office. The Winter Soldier has had slightly more time in theaters in the foreign market, but it is still performing at a very high margin. It has brought in $317.7 million so far in the foreign box office, bringing the film’s worldwide gross to an estimated $476.7 million to date.

Coming in a close second this week is the animated adventure Rio 2. The film, which boasts the voice talents of actors like Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, and Kristen Chenowith, brought in an estimated $39 million over the weekend. This is right on track with the $39.2 million that the first installation of the series made back in 2011.

In the third position this weekend is the creepy supernatural horror film Oculus. The film, which only took about $5 million to make, brought in an estimated $12 million over the weekend. Oculus stars Doctor Who alum Karen Gillan and Brenton Thwaites as Kaylie and Tim Russell; a brother and sister whose parents were both brutally murdered by a supernatural entity that lives inside of a very old mirror known as the Lasser Glass.

Coming in fourth this week is the film Draft Day. The film, which tells the story of the fictional general manager of the Cleveland Browns Sonny Weaver and his rebuilding of a team on NFL Draft Day, brought in an estimated $9.75 million over the weekend. This is just shy of the $12.2 million that his last film 3 Days to Kill made on its opening weekend back in February.

Rounding out the Top 5 this week is the young adult adventure Divergent. The film brought in an estimated $7.5 million, bringing the film’s 4 week domestic gross to $124.9 million. Unlike The Twilight Saga and The Hunger Games, it would seem that Divergent’s star is burning out disturbingly quickly. In just four weekends, the film has dropped from its $54.6 million opening weekend to the $7.5 it is estimated to have brought in this weekend.

With two more sequels on the way, the last of which will be broken into two films much like Twilight and The Hunger Games, one would hope that the fans who have read the book series by Veronica Roth remain faithful and return to theaters for the next three installments.

Here is a look at the Top 10 films at the Box Office this weekend courtesy of Box Office Mojo.

Rank Title Weekend Gross Weeks
1 Captain America: The Winter Soldier $41.4 million $159 million 2
2 Rio 2 $39 million $39 million 1
3 Oculus $12 million $12 million 1
4 Draft Day $9.8 million $9.8 million 1
5 Divergent $7.5 million $124.9 million 4
6 Noah $7.45 million $84.9 million 3
7 God’s Not Dead $5.5 million $40.7 million 4
8 The Grand Budapest Hotel $4.1 million $39.5 million 6
9 Muppets Most Wanted $2.2 million $45.7 million 4
10 Mr. Peabody & Sherman $1.8 million $105.2 million 6

 

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