‘Captain America’ Dominates Strong Apr during a Box Office
May 4, 2014 - box officeby 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.
March Reaches $800 Million, Fall Short of 2012 Record
‘LEGO’ Leads Not-So-Awesome February
‘Lone Survivor’ Leads Best Jan in Four Years
Strong Nov Box Office Falls Just Short of Record
Holiday 2013 Forecast
‘Gravity’ Dominates Disappointing October
‘Insidious’ Leads Average September
‘Despicable’ Drives Jul to Second-Highest Monthly Gross Ever
‘Man of Steel,’ ‘Monsters U’ Lead Record-Setting June
May Kicks Off Summer 2013 With Record Grosses
April Calendar Grosses
2014 Grosses (2014-only releases)