Weekend Box Office: CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 Soars Above RIO 2

The 3D animated family musical Rio 2 got off to a good start on Friday, beating Disney’s Marvel sequel for the top spot, but with a better Saturday hold, Captain America:The Winter Soldier scored a second week on top by flying ahead of Fox’s animated sequel.

The Winter Soldier pulled out a win with an estimated $41.4 million to Rio 2‘s $39 million, dropping 56% in weekend two.

Two other new releases, Oculus starring Karen Gillan, Katee Sackhoff and Brenton Thwarts and Kevin Costner‘s latest, Draft Day settled for more terrestrial launches — the horror movie Oculus scored a modest $12 million in 2,648 theaters, while NFL backed Draft Day opened relatively weakly with just $9.8 million in 2,781 theaters.

The YA novel adaptation Divergent down two spots in its fourth weekend, Darren Aronofsky‘s Noah continues to fade, God’s Not Dead slipped down three spots to #7, Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel was down two spots in its sixth weekend, Muppets Most Wanted dropped four spots, while Mr. Peabody & Sherman closed out the top ten with a three-spot drop.

The Raid 2: Berandal finished at #11, and Joe took in a mere $100,000 on 48 screens. Meanwhile, Jim Jarmusch‘s Only Lovers Left Alive, did $97,000 on only four screens.

Next week will debut Transcendence and A Haunted House 2 – open on Friday, joining the faith-based feature Heaven is for Real which opens on Wednesday.


All U.S. movie box-office figures provided by Box Office Mojo.