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Weekend Box Office Report: April 11-13, 2014

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Captain America stands his ground!

For his second weekend in theaters, Marvel's patriotic champion captured the top spot at the box office as CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER grabbed another $41.3 million!

That's a drop of around 56% from its impressive opening last week, but the shield-slinging sequel is clearly feeling the post-AVENGERS bump -- its current $476 million worldwide total has already easily surpassed the final $370.6 million global take of CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER in 2011 (granted, the second solo adventure is arguably also a superior movie).

While CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER may never hit the billion-plus worldwide haul of THE AVENGERS or IRON MAN 3, at this pace it holds a good chance of catching up to IRON MAN ($585 million), IRON MAN 2 ($623 million) and THOR: THE DARK WORLD ($644 million).

Cap fended off the family-friendly feathered flappers of Fox's CG-animated sequel RIO 2, which opened in second with $39 million. That's almost the same amount that the first RIO opened with back in 2011, but the South American birds have already taken flight with an additional $125 million from international audiences (the original ended with $484.6 million worldwide). Critics weren't really feeling the follow-up (51% on Rotten Tomatoes) but the kids seemed to enjoy it, giving the sequel a solid 'A' CinemaScore.

In third was the new supernatural horror movie OCULUS with an opening of $12 million. The R-rated mirror-themed spooker, featuring sci-fi girls Karen Gillan ("Doctor Who", GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) and Katee Sackhoff ("Battlestar Galactica", RIDDICK) came with a mere $5 million production cost. While critics appreciated the no-frills chills (71% on Rotten Tomatoes), paying crowds shrugged it off with a 'C' CinemaScore.

The latest Kevin Costner sports drama DRAFT DAY (from GHOSTBUSTERS director Ivan Reitman) opened in fourth place with $9.7 million. Although the actual NFL draft takes place soon, perhaps the fall would be a better time to release a football-themed movie? Audiences found Costner's third 2014 movie appearance to be fairly enjoyable ('B+' CinemaScore) but critics seemed a little uncertain (63% on Rotten Tomatoes).

The young-adult adaptation DIVERGENT slid to fifth place with $7.5 million, followed by Bible buddies NOAH and GOD'S NOT DEAD in sixth and seventh. It's interesting that the low-budget anti-atheism melodrama has made nearly half as much as Aronofsky's costly FX-filled ark tale domestically, although NOAH has collected nearly $250 million worldwide.

Wes Anderson's THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL is still going strong with another $4 million in eighth place, followed by MUPPETS MOST WANTED and MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN, discarded by family crowds for the new RIO 2 option.

Outside the chart, THE RAID 2 kicked its way onto nearly a thousand screens for $1 million, while NON-STOP, NEED FOR SPEED and SABOTAGE disappeared out of sight and Jim Jarmusch's vampire drama ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE (featuring Loki himself Tom Hiddleston) opened in limited release to an adequate $24k per-screen average.

And in the continuing saga of Disney's FROZEN, the movie is still in a few theaters as it reaches for the $400 million domestic badge of pride, and it also just nudged past SKYFALL to become the eighth highest-grossing worldwide release of all time.

Next weekend finds Johnny Depp getting virtual in TRANSCENDENCE, Disney tracks wilderness beasts in the documentary BEARS, the Wayans continue silly horror parody in A HAUNTED HOUSE 2, and (on Wednesday) a kid checks out the afterlife in the religious drama HEAVEN IS FOR REAL.

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# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier $41.3 M $159 M
2. Rio 2 $39 M
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3. Oculus $12 M
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4. Draft Day $9.7 M
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5. Divergent $7.5 M $124.8 M
6. Noah $7.4 M $84.8 M
7. God's Not Dead $4.4 M $40.7 M
8. The Grand Budapest Hotel $4 M $39.4 M
9. Muppets Most Wanted $2.1 M $45.6 M
10. Mr. Peabody and Sherman $1.8 M $105.2 M

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Source: Box Office Mojo

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10:45PM on 04/13/2014
Noah's drop in the box office takings seems deserved; the more I think about the movie the less I like it. I still think it's okay and I'm glad Aronofsky got his way and that the film we have does adhere to his vision, but I do agree with this sentiment: if fans of a book series like Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings want the films to stick to the books, if comic book readers want the characters in film adaptations to kinda look like their comics counterparts and if history buffs want
Noah's drop in the box office takings seems deserved; the more I think about the movie the less I like it. I still think it's okay and I'm glad Aronofsky got his way and that the film we have does adhere to his vision, but I do agree with this sentiment: if fans of a book series like Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings want the films to stick to the books, if comic book readers want the characters in film adaptations to kinda look like their comics counterparts and if history buffs want historical movies to be as accurate as possible, it's reasonable for Christians to want a movie like Noah to be true to the Bible. And Noah isn't. But I'm conflicted about it as movies made by Christian directors and Christian production houses are almost uniformly terrible and if it takes a filmmaker like Aronofsky offering up his own very different take on the material for Biblical epics to become in vogue again, I'm certainly for it.
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11:34PM on 04/13/2014
Is the drop unusual? Seems like its doing pretty good, specially worldwide, on course for profit. I still haven't seen it so I cant argue about the quality. Your point about fidelity to the story is valid, up to a point. The tale as it is in the bible is short, it had to be embellished to make a film. Yet before being appropriated by the christians it was jewish. And Aronofsky comes at it from that side with a lot more jewish writings to adapt the story from. Some christian film fans are happy
Is the drop unusual? Seems like its doing pretty good, specially worldwide, on course for profit. I still haven't seen it so I cant argue about the quality. Your point about fidelity to the story is valid, up to a point. The tale as it is in the bible is short, it had to be embellished to make a film. Yet before being appropriated by the christians it was jewish. And Aronofsky comes at it from that side with a lot more jewish writings to adapt the story from. Some christian film fans are happy about this challenging and brainy bible film, most bible films are pretty bland. It might not be perfect but I hope it does well and he gets the leeway to keep on making interesting films.
11:42PM on 04/13/2014
I think the film is doing pretty well, but it wasn't a case of it opening very strongly and then holding the top spot for two or three more weeks, which is perhaps also due to Captain America: The Winter Soldier. I do recognize that the story as presented in the Bible is very short, and where most adaptations have to condense and shorten novels, this one has to expand on a brief portion of Genesis while adding apocryphal aspects of the story and parts from the original forms in which it
I think the film is doing pretty well, but it wasn't a case of it opening very strongly and then holding the top spot for two or three more weeks, which is perhaps also due to Captain America: The Winter Soldier. I do recognize that the story as presented in the Bible is very short, and where most adaptations have to condense and shorten novels, this one has to expand on a brief portion of Genesis while adding apocryphal aspects of the story and parts from the original forms in which it appears. It certainly is far from a staid, boring, low-budget Bible movie and I won't write it off completely, but I guess it's easy to see why Paramount got cold feet and wanted to recut the film. The film as released is apparently what Aronofsky intended, though there are still lots of fades to black that seem to indicate some editing. Thanks for the really civil reply!
5:21PM on 04/13/2014

Finally Saw Raid 2!!

I finally caught Raid 2. It didn't disappoint. I've been waiting for it to go wider around here. Glad to see Cpt. America doing well. I saw it last week and I've been telling everyone to catch it. I'll probably be seeing it again soon.
I finally caught Raid 2. It didn't disappoint. I've been waiting for it to go wider around here. Glad to see Cpt. America doing well. I saw it last week and I've been telling everyone to catch it. I'll probably be seeing it again soon.
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5:19PM on 04/13/2014

You guys...

...should stop referring to Cinemascores in these articles. If you traveled in box office aficionado circles (yes, they exist), you'd know they mean zilch these days.
...should stop referring to Cinemascores in these articles. If you traveled in box office aficionado circles (yes, they exist), you'd know they mean zilch these days.
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11:25AM on 04/14/2014
You must not be that much of a Box Office Aficionado, because you would know that Cinemascores are very important for a film's long term success. If a film opens well, even after getting bad reviews from critcs, then it's longevity depends greatly on those so called zilch Cinemascores. Because if audience's like a movie, it doesn't matter if your circle doesn't. They have to like it, and they bring in the money, to this business, which is what this is at the end of the day, a business. And
You must not be that much of a Box Office Aficionado, because you would know that Cinemascores are very important for a film's long term success. If a film opens well, even after getting bad reviews from critcs, then it's longevity depends greatly on those so called zilch Cinemascores. Because if audience's like a movie, it doesn't matter if your circle doesn't. They have to like it, and they bring in the money, to this business, which is what this is at the end of the day, a business. And that's why films like TRANSFORMERS gets bashed, but make a billion dollars globally.
4:10PM on 04/13/2014
Hooray for the Captain, Superman and Batman should think twice about challenging him. Its good to see at least some appreciation for creativity and intelligence with Noah and Budapest still in the top ten. Is there hope for a Noah part 2? Or maybe a Wolverine's Ark?
Hooray for the Captain, Superman and Batman should think twice about challenging him. Its good to see at least some appreciation for creativity and intelligence with Noah and Budapest still in the top ten. Is there hope for a Noah part 2? Or maybe a Wolverine's Ark?
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3:53PM on 04/13/2014
Glad to see Captain America: Winter Soldier dominating at the box office. It really is a great film. I've seen it twice already and I wanna see it again as soon as possible.

And also glad to see Grand Budapest Hotel climbing the box office chart. Terrific film and without a doubt one of Anderson's better films.
Glad to see Captain America: Winter Soldier dominating at the box office. It really is a great film. I've seen it twice already and I wanna see it again as soon as possible.

And also glad to see Grand Budapest Hotel climbing the box office chart. Terrific film and without a doubt one of Anderson's better films.
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