#BOXOFFICE: “CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER” WARDS OFF STIFF CHALLENGE FROM “RIO 2”
Last week’s North American Box Office Champ Captain America: The Winter Solider continues to perform beautifully in its second week with $41 million from 3,938 theatres for Disney.
Although it certainly was a tight match, RIO 2 soars high enough for second with $38 million from 3,948 theatres this weekend in a heated Battle of the Sequels, for 20th Century Fox. The Sequel to the 2011 Hit, reunites Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg for more aviary adventures. By comparison its Predecessor debuted with $39, besting this Instalment slightly. Critics weren’t crazy about it with a 50% score on Rotten Tomatoes, although Audiences loved it, giving it an A CinemaScore.
Oculus debuts in third spot for VVS Films/Relativity Media with $12 million from 2,648 theatres. The Horror starring Katie Sackhoff received great Reviews from Critics, 71% at Rotten Tomatoes, although Audiences gave it only a C CinemaScore.
Football Drama Draft Day debuts in fourth spot for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films with $9.7 million from 2,781 theatres. Starring Kevin Costner, Critics gave it a decent 61% on the Tomatometer and Audiences gave it an B+ CinemaScore.
Divergent in its fourth week out, is in fifth spot with $7.4 million, just surpassing the $125-million-mark domestically for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films.
Former Champ, Mr. Peabody and Sherman rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.7 million for 20th Century Fox in its sixth week of release.