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BOX OFFICE: In supplement showdown, ‘Captain America: Winter Soldier’ binds off …

This picture expelled by Marvel shows Chris Evans, left, and Scarlett Johansson in a stage from

Cap (Chris Evans) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” (AP/Marvel-Disney)


IN A SHOWDOWN of authorization sequels, a red-white-and-blue Cap hold off a masculine blue macaw.

A week after a record-setting Apr opening, Disney/Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” grossed $41.4-million a second weekend out, to corner a entrance of Fox/Blue Sky’s tune-happy cartoon, “Rio 2″ ($39-million), according to studio estimates expelled Sunday. Final numbers for a North American marketplace are due Monday.

Monday’s final tally, in fact, will establish either “Rio 2″ tops a large domestic entrance of a strange “Rio,” that non-stop with $39.225-million in 2011.


* “Winter Soldier” has now grossed $476.7-million worldwide, already commanding a lifetime tellurian sum of 2011′s “Captain America: The First Avenger” ($370.5-million).

* With a new tellurian total, “Winter Soldier” also becomes a biggest film of 2014 so far, relocating forward of “The LEGO Movie” ($424.8-million worldwide).

* “Rio 2″ ranks seventh among domestic debuts for Blue Sky Studio’s 9 films — a register surfaced by “Ice Age: The Meltdown” ($68.03-million), with “Epic” ($33-million opening) bringing adult a rear.

* Disney’s “Frozen” — aka The Biggest Animated Film of All Time *(Not Adjusted For Inflation) — is now also a eighth highest-grossing film ever, reaching $1.112-billion worldwide and flitting “Skyfall” ($1.108-billion), according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. Next in a sights: “The Lord of a Rings: The Return of a King” ($1.119-billion).

The estimated sheet sales Friday by Sunday during U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak:
1.”Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” $41.4 million.
2.”Rio 2,” $39 million,
3.”Oculus,” $12 million.
4.”Draft Day,” $9.8 million.
5.”Divergent,” $7.5 million.
6.”Noah,” $7.5 million.
7.”God’s Not Dead,” $5.5 million.
8. “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” $4.1 million.
9. “Muppets Most Wanted,” $2.2 million.
10. “Mr. Peabody and Sherman,” $1.8 million.

Article source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp/2014/04/13/box-office-in-sequel-showdown-captain-america-winter-soldier-holds-off-rio-2/

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