Weekend Box Office: CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 Three-Peats at No.1

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Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier won the battle for #1 for a second weekend in a row over the animated family sequel Rio 2 from 20th Century Fox.

Starring Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie and Robert Redford, Captain America 2 crossed the $200 million mark domestically.
Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, and Jemaine Clement, the birds of Rio 2 settled for second place taking in an estimated $22.5 million and only down 35% from last weekend.

The religious newcomer Heaven is for Real, debuted in third place over Easter weekend, beating formidable contender Johnny Depp‘s sci-fi thriller, Transcendence that opened in fourth place with just $11 million in 3,455 theaters. The third Christian-themed film of the year really broke out on Good Friday with $7.8 million, with no stars to speak of.

In fifth place, A Haunted House 2 didn’t fare nearly as well as the original, while Divergent showed good legs, reaching $134.1 million.

Draft Day continued to disappoint, falling just short of $20 million and the generally well-received horror flick Oculus took the typical horror movie second week plunge.

The indie breakout God’s Not Dead and Darren Aronofsky‘s biblical epic Noah managed to hang in the top ten, whereas Disneynature’s Bears opened in eighth place with a $4,8 million gross.

Meanwhile, Sony Pictures’ The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opened in 14 overseas markets this weekend where it grossed $47 million, the biggest international opening of the year.

Marc Webb‘s upcoming superhero sequel opens in America on May 2nd.

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All U.S. movie box-office figures provided by Collider.

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