Box Office Roundup: Captain America 2 Remains #1

By Peter Towe

Published on Sunday, April 20, 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier once again took home the top prize, finishing first with $26.6 million.   The Winter Soldier has crossed the $200 million mark domestically, and has earned $586.6 million worldwide.  The film should surpass Marvels last release in Thor: The Dark World within days.  Once again finishing second was the animated feature Rio 2, which earned a solid $22.5 million ($75.4 million total).  The new wide releases of the weekend finished in the next three spots.   In third place was Heaven is For Real, which earned an impressive $21.5 million.  The religious true-story, is the latest faith-based film to do well at the box office this year.  Unfortunately for the Johnny Depp film Transcendence, audiences passed on a what was a seemingly interesting idea about our interaction with technology in the near future, but in the end failed to provide any real story.  Transcendence finished fourth with a lousy $11.2 million.  With a reported budget of over $100 million, weak reviews, and poor word of mouth, Wally Pfister’s directorial debut looks like  critical and financial disaster.

The Marlon Waynes‘ horror spoof comedy A Haunted House 2 opened with $9.1 million, half of what the original made last year.  Disney’s Bears opened outside of the top-ten with a disappointing $4.8 million, which is the worst Disney film to date.  Noah finished 9th, adding $5 million, which brings it’s worldwide total to just under $200 million.

Here’s the full top-ten estimates from the weekend box office.  Happy Holidays.

1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier $26.6 million

2. Rio 2 $22.5 million

3. Heaven is For Real $21.5 million

4. Transcendence $11.2 million

5. A Haunted House 2 $9.1 million

6. Draft Day $5.9 million

7. Divergent $5.8 million

8. Oculus $5.2 million

9. Noah $5 million

10. God’s Not Dead $4.8 million

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