Friday Report: ‘Captain America’ Sequel Opens Above ‘Thor 2’
April 8, 2014 - box officeby Ray Subers
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
April 5, 2014
As expected, Captain America: The Winter Soldier took over a box bureau on Friday with a outrageous $37 million. While it substantially won’t strech $100 million this weekend, it’s still on lane to simply set a new record for April.
Captain America‘s $37 million entrance is a biggest opening day given The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in November. It’s adult 14 percent from Thor: The Dark World‘s $31.9 million, and adult 44 percent from a initial Captain‘s $25.7 million.
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If The Winter Soldier plays likewise to The Dark World, it will in. past $100 million this weekend. Other allied titles (The Avengers, Iron Man 3) advise it will breeze adult in a $94-to-$96 million range.
Noah was no compare for Captain America: Darren Aronofsky‘s divisive Biblical epic sunk 68 percent to an estimated $4.9 million on Friday. For a weekend, it should take second place with around $17 million.
Divergent fell 49 percent to an estimated $4.2 million. The young-adult instrumentation now ranks third among 2014 releases with $105.2 million.
God’s Not Dead stretched to 1,758 locations and combined $2.2 million. That’s off only 6 percent from final Friday. The faith-based indie strike is on a approach to flitting $30 million by Sunday.
Wes Anderson‘s The Grand Budapest Hotel dull out a Top Five with $1.83 million (down 24 percent). To date, it has warranted $28.9 million.
1. Captain America – $96 million
2. Noah – $17 million
3. Divergent – $13 million
4. God’s Not Dead – $7.7 million
5. Grand Budapest – $6.5 million
Forecast: ‘Captain America’ Takes Aim during Apr Record This Weekend
Grosses for Friday, Apr 4, 2014