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Weekend Box Office Report: April 4-6, 2014

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Captain America's back!

Marvel's star-spangled hero returned to theaters in explosive fashion this weekend, putting CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER at the top of the box office with an opening of $96.2 million!

That opening sets a new record for April, defeating FAST FIVE's $86.1 million first weekend in 2011. For Marvel's cinematic universe, the flag-wearing super-soldier's second solo opening ranks higher than last November's THOR: THE DARK WORLD ($85.7 million) but behind the IRON MAN trilogy and the studio's record-breaking superhero assembly THE AVENGERS.

On top of that, the patriotic shield-slinging champion got a head start in the rest of the world and has collected an additional $207 million internationally, already putting its global total over $300 million.

Nearly everyone seems more than satisfied with the sequel, which combines conspiracy thriller elements with all the expected widesceen slam-bang fireworks of Marvel's blockbusters. Paying crowds gave Cap's post-AVENGERS adventure a straight 'A' CinemaScore, and critics showed their support with an 89% average on Rotten Tomatoes.

The big-budget Bible story NOAH drifted down to second place with $17 million, off by 61% from its opening last week. Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky's divisive apocalypse tale has gathered $178.5 million worldwide so far. Dropping to third was the young-adult adaptation DIVERGENT with $13 million as it passed the $100 million domestic mark during its third week of release.

GOD'S NOT DEAD continues to assure audiences of the Creator's apparent well-being as it advances to fourth place with $7.7 million after adding nearly 600 more screens. And crowds keep rushing to spend their weekends in Wes Anderson's THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, which rose to the fifth floor with $6.3 million (at this pace it has potential to crack $100 million worldwide).

MUPPETS MOST WANTED and MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN were fighting for the family crowds in sixth and seventh, with the latter hitting the domestic $100 million mark this week. After that it was practically a tie for last place as Arnie's SABOTAGE, the videogame racer NEED FOR SPEED (likely to cross $200 million globally) and Liam Neeson's airborne thriller NON-STOP battled at the bottom of the list.

Outside the chart, 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE left the Top 10 as the Scarlett Johansson sci-fi movie UNDER THE SKIN opened in limited release to a decent $35k per-screen average, and the Halle Berry drama FRANKIE & ALICE was delivered to 171 screens for a limp $2k per-screen. And Disney's unstoppable FROZEN climbed to #9 on the all-time biggest worldwide grossing movies, pushing past THE DARK KNIGHT RISES.

Next weekend brings the Kevin Costner sports drama DRAFT DAY, the supernatural horror flick OCULUS, the CG feathered family sequel RIO 2the Nicolas Cage drama JOE and the Nick Frost dancing comedy CUBAN FURY.

Tonight is the highly anticipated return of HBO's series "Game of Thrones". Who is your favorite character on the show? VOTE HERE!

# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier $96.2 M
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2. Noah $17 M $72.3 M
3. Divergent $13 M $114 M
4. God's Not Dead $7.7 M $32.5 M
5. The Grand Budapest Hotel $6.3 M $33.3 M
6. Muppets Most Wanted $6.2 M $42.1 M
7. Mr. Peabody and Sherman $5.3 M $102.2 M
8. Sabotage $1.9 M $8.7 M
9. Need for Speed $1.8 M $40.8 M
10. Non-Stop $1.8 M $88.1 M

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Source: Box Office Mojo

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5:04AM on 04/07/2014
Following my experience with Man of Steel, I've made it a habit to stay away from images and video clips to do with any movie I really want to watch. Other then the first full trailer, I'd seen nothing on the Winter Soldier, going in to it. I didn't go in with low expectations (I never do...well, apart from Green Lantern) but I certainly hadn't had my expectations given a turbo boost (as I had when I went in to see Man of Steel, following that third trailer) so I don't know if that's
Following my experience with Man of Steel, I've made it a habit to stay away from images and video clips to do with any movie I really want to watch. Other then the first full trailer, I'd seen nothing on the Winter Soldier, going in to it. I didn't go in with low expectations (I never do...well, apart from Green Lantern) but I certainly hadn't had my expectations given a turbo boost (as I had when I went in to see Man of Steel, following that third trailer) so I don't know if that's why...but I felt that Winter Soldier knocked it out of the park...and then some. I saw Avengers Assemble the other day - first time in some time...and perhaps it's the Winter Soldier affect... but even that movie seemed to be better on a third (may be it was a second) watch!
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4:45AM on 04/07/2014

Pen very intended...

Salute to Cap, not just for this amazing opening weekend but being one of, if not the single superhero who proved that not all comic book movies have to be grounded in reality (cough Batman) and fans love these comics because they are crazy sci-fi adventures with an unlimited source of characters who have their own followings. IT TOOK A COMIC BOOK COMPANY to become a film studio for that to happen btw.

Thor deserves credit as well but I feel Cap was the one who pushed the bar
Salute to Cap, not just for this amazing opening weekend but being one of, if not the single superhero who proved that not all comic book movies have to be grounded in reality (cough Batman) and fans love these comics because they are crazy sci-fi adventures with an unlimited source of characters who have their own followings. IT TOOK A COMIC BOOK COMPANY to become a film studio for that to happen btw.

Thor deserves credit as well but I feel Cap was the one who pushed the bar higher.

Can't wait to finally see it tomorrow lol!!
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3:28AM on 04/07/2014

The sensible thing to do

The sensible thing to do would be to put Chris Evans behind the camera as a 2nd unit director for Captain America 3 and if it turns out he has talent for directing then have him direct Captain America 4. Seriously. I don't think killing Captain America and replacing him with Bucky Barnes is the way to go. I'd much rather see them kill off Nick Fury for real or simply have him retire in which case Steve Rogers can become the director of SHIELD and he would have a smaller role. The Captain
The sensible thing to do would be to put Chris Evans behind the camera as a 2nd unit director for Captain America 3 and if it turns out he has talent for directing then have him direct Captain America 4. Seriously. I don't think killing Captain America and replacing him with Bucky Barnes is the way to go. I'd much rather see them kill off Nick Fury for real or simply have him retire in which case Steve Rogers can become the director of SHIELD and he would have a smaller role. The Captain America movies would then basically be Mission Impossible movies with Cap sending out teams of agents including the Black Widow, Quicksilver, the Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, Falcon, Bucky Barnes and Maria Hill. They could do a Captain America movie every year and they would essentially be Avengers lite and would focus on individual characters rather than the whole Avengers team and, of course, the story lines would feed into and out of the Agents of SHIELD series.
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7:42AM on 04/07/2014
But Chris Evans never said he would direct and act. He said he wanted to retire from acting and focus entirely on directing, so even if Marvel gave him an opportunity to director, why would he want to continue to play the part of Captain America? If he is to be held to his word, directing would be all he would do.
But Chris Evans never said he would direct and act. He said he wanted to retire from acting and focus entirely on directing, so even if Marvel gave him an opportunity to director, why would he want to continue to play the part of Captain America? If he is to be held to his word, directing would be all he would do.
9:38PM on 04/06/2014
A $96.2 opening seems about right. This was a spectacular film.
A $96.2 opening seems about right. This was a spectacular film.
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7:31PM on 04/06/2014

Much deserved!

If Guardians of the Galaxy is successful, I can definitely see Marvel moving towards a three film yearly release covering Spring, Summer, and the Autumn/Winter.
If Guardians of the Galaxy is successful, I can definitely see Marvel moving towards a three film yearly release covering Spring, Summer, and the Autumn/Winter.
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6:28PM on 04/06/2014
Captain Ameica: Winte Soldier was amazing in every way and delivered on all cylinders. Deserves all the success it has been receiving and then some. It really set the bar high for comic book films in the future and I for one can't wait to check it out again.

Bring on Guardians of the Galaxy and Age of Ultron.
Captain Ameica: Winte Soldier was amazing in every way and delivered on all cylinders. Deserves all the success it has been receiving and then some. It really set the bar high for comic book films in the future and I for one can't wait to check it out again.

Bring on Guardians of the Galaxy and Age of Ultron.
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5:42PM on 04/06/2014

Awesome movie

Almost done with the second phase, and Marvel has yet to make a bad movie. Think about that... that's astonishing. They're killing it.
Almost done with the second phase, and Marvel has yet to make a bad movie. Think about that... that's astonishing. They're killing it.
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6:29PM on 04/06/2014
IM2 and IM3 both sucked
IM2 and IM3 both sucked
7:02PM on 04/06/2014
No they didn't. But Marvel does have some issues with Hulk though.
No they didn't. But Marvel does have some issues with Hulk though.
7:56PM on 04/06/2014
Iron Man 2 and 3 were both solid films.
Iron Man 2 and 3 were both solid films.
4:50PM on 04/06/2014

Good for them

It was a great film, not as daring or deep as it could have gone where espionage is concerned but I liked it.

Bring on GoTG.
It was a great film, not as daring or deep as it could have gone where espionage is concerned but I liked it.

Bring on GoTG.
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4:02PM on 04/06/2014
And it deserves every fucking penny. Cap 2 was fucking terrific!
And it deserves every fucking penny. Cap 2 was fucking terrific!
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2:40PM on 04/06/2014
'America F*ck Yeh, gonna save the whole fu*cking day yehhh"
'America F*ck Yeh, gonna save the whole fu*cking day yehhh"
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1:22PM on 04/06/2014
I guess the heading should be "Captain America IS back". I can't imagine why him Bum should be the headline... :P:P
I guess the heading should be "Captain America IS back". I can't imagine why him Bum should be the headline... :P:P
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7:11PM on 04/06/2014
Clever!
Clever!
7:53PM on 04/06/2014
It's even funnier when you look at the picture below the headline.
It's even funnier when you look at the picture below the headline.
7:56PM on 04/06/2014
Nice catch. Real funny.
Nice catch. Real funny.
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