Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: April 13th, 2014

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It was a tight race at the box office this weekend, but in the end Marvel squeaked out the repeat win.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier takes the number 1 spot for the second weekend in a row with $41.3 million. Marvel’s third Phase Two film is now at $159 million domestic, which is about $15 million ahead of last fall’s Thor: The Dark World.

On the worldwide front, Captain America 2 has grossed a very strong $476 million. If Cap 2 holds, it should end up finishing as the highest grossing Marvel Studios release not featuring Iron Man.

Coming in at number 2 is Rio 2 (read our review) with $39 million. The animated sequel battled back and forth with Captain America 2 all weekend, but it lost some ground on Saturday and ultimately relinquished the top spot.

While a $39 million opening is nothing to be ashamed of, it’s worth noting that Rio 2 actually grossed about $200,000 less than its predecessor. Internationally, though, Rio 2 is  far outpacing the first film and has grossed $124 million worldwide.

Oculus (read our review) is the number 3 film this weekend with $12 million. That’s certainly not bad for a film featuring almost no stars, but a little on the low side for a horror flick.

Karen Gillan and Brenton Thwaites in Oculus 2014 Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: April 13th, 2014

At the same time, the good thing about these low-budget horror films is that they usually double their budget within the first weekend. Will Oculus secure a place as the next big horror franchise? Probably not, but it will make a decent chunk of change.

In at number 4 is the Kevin Costner sports flick Draft Day (read our review) with $9.7 million. After Costner’s first 2014 release, 3 Days to Kill, posted mediocre box office receipts, many speculated we might see the same thing from Draft Day, and they were right. In fact, Draft Day earned about $3 million less than 3 Days to Kill.

Although Kevin Costner might have been a major box office draw in the ’80s and ’90s, his appeal has certainly waned among today’s audiences. Draft Day should top off somewhere around $30 million total.

Rounding out the top 5 is Divergent with $7.5 million. Lionsgate/Summit’s YA adaptation has proven itself a formidable box office force, grossing $124 million after four weeks. The studio has apparently been so pleased with Divergent‘s performance that they went ahead and made the call to split the series’ final film, Allegiant, into two movies.

Coming in at number 6 is Noah with $7.4 million. Darren Aronofsky’s biblical epic once again took a nosedive, this time falling 56% and out of the top 5. The good news is the film drummed up enough box office receipts early on and internationally to actually be considered a big success. All told, the film has grossed $246 million worldwide.

Noah Movie Russell Crowe Ray Winstone Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: April 13th, 2014

God’s Not Dead comes in at number 7 with $5.4 million, bringing its domestic total up to $40 million. There isn’t much more to say about this religious film’s success, except that it has earned more than 20-times its $2 million budget.

The number 8 film this weekend is The Grand Budapest Hotel with $4 million. After riding high in limited release for the past few weeks, Wes Anderson’s latest film seems to be tapering off a bit as it expands. That being said, the film has pulled in an excellent tally of $39 million over its first six weeks of release.

In at number 9 is Muppets Most Wanted with $2.1 million, which brings its domestic total up to $45 million. Although the film is inching closer to its $50 million budget, the hope was that this sequel would build off the success of its predecessor, not underperform.

Rounding out the top 10 is Mr. Peabody & Sherman with $1.8 million. Fox’s animated hit is now up to $105 million domestic and $248 million worldwide. Sounds like we have another animated franchise on our hands.

Outside the top 10: Frozen is now the 8th highest grossing film of all-time with $1.11 billion worldwide.

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[NOTE: These are only weekend box office estimates - based on Friday and Saturday ticket sales coupled with adjusted expectations for Sunday. Official weekend box office results will be released on Monday, April 14th - at which time we'll update this post with any changes.]

Source: Box Office Mojo

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TAGS: box office, captain america 2, divergent, draft day, Muppets Most Wanted, noah, oculus, peabody and sherman, rio 2, The Grand Budapest Hotel

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  1. Nice to see CA2 keep crushing… Well deserved from one of Marvels best movies to date, this movie has definitely raised the bar!

  2. Cap 2 deserves to make $1 billion

    • Indeed.

      More so than that travesty called Iron Man 3.

      • You fanboys still complaining huh

        • Not all of us… Iron Man 3 is awesome and deserved it’s success. I really enjoyed the first RIO, but nothing about the sequel drags me in. Oculus looks fairly generic going by the trailer.

  3. Too bad about the Muppets. I really enjoyed the last 2 films and was hoping to see a few more.

    • Agreed Andy. Seriously disappointed in its performance as well. Hopefully Disney can see past it and give it another chance. It has so much potential but I think we can all agree that it was missing something from the first one.

    • I’d rather them just reboot the show.

      • Out of a $50 mil budget, Muppets Most Wanted only made $60 mil so far worldwide. At least they break even.

  4. Just Say No… to Noah.

    Really disliked that film.

  5. I knew it wouldn’t, but I was still hoping The Raid 2 was going to break the top 10 going into wide release this weekend.

  6. Really glad CA2 is doing so well…”Phase 2″ FINALLY got it right. After “Crap” and the somewhat entertaining T:TDW, I’m glad Marvel got to a GOOD film for their second phase of the MCU. I’m glad “Noah” got its success tied up, although I wish it would maintain a more solid foundation in the Top 10…Personally, out of the above choices, I think it should be in the Top 5. “Muppets” was entertaining BUT not as much as the first…I DO hope another sequel is given a chance.

  7. Would you say that Noah is a surprise for being a big disappointment? I had high hopes for the film and it seems that people say the same thing when they see it, “it’s nothing like I thought it was going to be and could have waited for it to show up on netflix.” I too wasn’t a big fan of the film. It just felt meh to me and didn’t live up to the hype.

    • For me, it was not a disappointment. I think it’s an excellent film. The surprise comes from the fact that it is not continuing its success as it deserves.

    • I think the marketing knew it was an issue which is why the commercials seemed very different from the movie.

      I understand it’s about the destruction of mankind but it’s also about hope which is something they should have focused on rather than the deep dark depression Noah found himself in (including the audience).

      The visuals were good, they just messed up on how they told the story.

  8. I noticed the title “God’s Not Dead” wasn’t highlighted in yellow like the other movie titles. It made it harder to find. Overall, all info was helpful. Thank you.