Marvel studios have struck again with another surge of success from one of their cinematic adventure. When moviegoers flood to theaters to see their beloved characters brought to life on the big screen, it shows them that they do care about what started as an idea short comic story into one of the giant monster hit. Over the weekend, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” dominates the box-office for its second weekend in a row.
According to Superherohype.com reports today that there have been some concerns Friday night that the highly acclaimed sequel might lose the battle holding the number one spot to the highly anticipated animated sequel “Rio 2,” which opened this weekend. Box-Office mojo also reports that both movies were neck-and-neck this past Friday, and speculated that the weekend would be going to the birds … with musical numbers. “Rio 2” did win the box-office on Friday by taking the number one spot by grossing $12 million. The first installment of the family movie grossed only $10.3 million during its opening day back in 2011.
“Captain America” wasn’t far behind with only $11.9 million, which was pretty steep drop from last Friday with 68 percent; don’t count him out just yet. On Saturday, with a little help from 3D ticket prices and the IMAX experience, which this movie is currently playing, “Captain America” had pulled ahead with $41.4 million, which was enough money to win the top spot compared to “Rio 2” (which grossed $39 million). So far “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” grossed a total of $159 million in North America, less than what the original movie grossed domestically. The sequel is only $20 million away from the original.
So what movie has taking the third spot at the box-office? Relativity Media’s horror flick “Oculus” debuted with only $12 million while two Lionsgate films finish the top five spots with “Draft Day” which grossed only $9.8 million in fourth and “Divergent” holding onto the fifth spot with $7.5 million.
So who will challenge the captain next weekend for the number one spot? Someone will take the crown from Marvel for maybe a week or two until Marvel/Sony’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” opens in theaters the first weekend of May. Good job, “Captain America,” we salute you.
1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Disney - $41.4M
2. Rio 2 - 20th Century Fox - $39.0M
3. Oculus - Relativity Media - $12.0M
4. Draft Day - Lionsgate - $9.8M
5. Divergent - Lionsgate - $7.5M
6. Noah - Paramount - $7.5M
7. God's Not Dead - Freestyle Releasing - $5.5M
8. Grand Budapest Hotel, The - Fox Searchlight - $4.0M
9. Muppets Most Wanted - Disney - $2.2M
10. Mr. Peabody And Sherman - 20th Century Fox - $1.8M