‘Captain America’ Dominates Strong Apr during a Box Office

May 4, 2014 - box office

by Ray Subers
Captain America: The Winter Soldier 


 May 2, 2014

Thanks to an considerable opening from Captain America: The Winter Soldier, a domestic box bureau totaled $771 million in April. That’s a 22 percent boost from final April, and is a small $22 million bashful of a 2011 record.

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Going in to a start of a Summer season, year-to-date box bureau is during $3.18 billion, that is adult 9 percent from final year.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
warranted $228.5 million in April, that represents scarcely 30 percent of sum box bureau for a month. The superhero supplement non-stop to an Apr record of $95 million, afterwards played good via a subsequent 3 weeks. Within a subsequent week it should pass My Big Fat Greek Wedding ($241.4 million) to turn a highest-grossing Apr recover ever.

The film could eventually acquire around $260 million, that is a poignant step adult from Thor: The Dark World ($206.4 million). Disney has already scheduled a third tour for May 6th, 2016.

Rio 2
ranked second in Apr with $98.3 million. Its opening was roughly matching to a 2011 predecessor, nonetheless a 20-day sum lags by $7.8 million. Ultimately, Rio 2 should acquire over $125 million.

Heaven is for Real
was a warn strike this month. The faith-based play was a biggest new recover over Easter weekend, and warranted an considerable $55.9 million by a finish of April. It has already surfaced God’s Not Dead ($53.8 million), and will pass Son of God ($59.6 million) on Saturday, May 3rd. If you’re including Noahwhich is debatablethat creates 4 faith-based cinema over $50 million in 2014.

Speaking of Noah: a Darren Aronofsky epic was a tip Mar holdover with $51.1 million. The film fell tough in a second and third weekends, though, and is on gait to hardly climb past $100 million. It has during slightest finished plain general business ($220 million and counting).

Another Mar release, Divergent, warranted $44.3 million during April. The film hold adult surprisingly good for a young-adult adaptation, and was still in a Top 10 in a sixth week. It’s warranted over $140 million total, and could breeze adult tighten to $150 million. Three sequels are on a calendar for Mar 2015, 2016 and 2017.

The final leader this month is The Other Woman, that warranted a really good $31.3 million by a initial 6 days. The comedy should sum during slightest $65 million by a finish of a run.

The rest of a new releases were sincerely unimpressive. Supernatural fear film Oculus and football play Draft Day are both on lane to tumble usually bashful of $30 million. Meanwhile, Brick Mansions non-stop underneath $10 million, and Bears is on gait to be one of a lowest-grossing Disneynature documentaries yet.

The month also delivered 3 large bombs. Transcendence, that cost a reported $100 million, warranted usually $19.9 million by a initial 13 days. It could tighten next $25 million, that is a fragment of new Johnny Depp disappointments Dark Shadows and The Lone Ranger.

Meanwhile, A Haunted House 2 grossed $14.9 million in a initial 13 days, that is reduction than a strange Haunted House done in a initial weekend. Finally, The Quiet Ones had a misfortune entrance nonetheless this year for a film opening during over 2,000 theaters.

Even with clever formula from April, this wound adult being a lowest-grossing Spring given 2009. Still, it was usually a bit off from final Spring, and altogether business stays certain going in to a Summer season. Assuming Summer isn’t a finish disaster, it seems like 2014 could be a initial year that a domestic box bureau winds adult above $11 billion.

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