Captain America 2 led the charge again this weekend, dropping about 56% to retain the title with $41 million in receipts. It's now totaled $159 million (the first movie only made $172 million overall) while its overseas grosses amount to a huge $476 million. Rio 2 was the kid's choice this week, as it opened to $39 million, exactly the same as Rio back in 2011. It got a great "A" Cinemascore from audiences despite mixed-negative reviews from critics (51% Rotten Tomatoes), so expect it to stick around as the family movie of choice for the next few weeks.
Oculus, the low budget horror movie from the studio Relativity, opened with $12 million and an awful "C" Cinemascore, so expect that to drop like a rock, while Kevin Costner's Draft Day also flopped, earning just under $10 million despite being aggressively targeted at sports fans who follow the ins and outs of the NFL (this movie was essentially trying to be a kind of Moneyball-lite). Divergent rounded out the top 5, beating Noah (which now looks like it may not top $100 million after all) and bringing its global total to $175 million.
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier- $41.4 million
- Rio 2- $39 million
- Oculus- $12 million
- Draft Day- $9.5 million
- Divergent- $7.5 million
In limited release, Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive did fairly well, opening with $97,000 from just 4 screens, and The Grand Budapest Hotel continues to be an indie sensation, still in the top ten after six weeks and now the first Wes Anderson movie ever to cross $100 million worldwide. Next week it's Johnny Depp in the sci-fi thriller Transcendence, the next Disney wildlife documentary Bears, and Marlon Wayans in Haunted House 2. See you then!