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'Captain America' sets record for April debut; 'Rio 2,' 'Draft Day' open Friday

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‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ opened with a record-breaking April weekend, according to industry figures reported by Box Office Mojo on Monday.

The Marvel superhero sequel grossed $95 million in ticket sales from Friday to Sunday, easily besting the 2011 original, which debuted with $65 million.

Last weekend’s No. 1 movie, the biblical epic ‘Noah’ starring Russell Crowe, dropped to No. 2 in its second weekend, earning $17 million for a total of $72.3 million since opening March 28.

Dystopian young adult novel adaptation ‘Divergent’ dropped one spot to No. 3 in its third weekend, earning $12.9 million for a total of $114 million since opening March 21.

‘God’s Not Dead’ continued its strong run in theaters, climbing one spot to No. 4 in its third weekend. The Christian drama earned $7.7 million for a total of $32.5 million since opening March 21.

'Muppets Most Wanted' fell two spots to No. 5 in its third weekend, earning $6.1 million for a total of $42 million since opening March 21.

FRIDAY’S NATIONWIDE RELEASES

  • A family of macaws journeys to the wilds of the Amazon in animated comedy adventure sequel Rio 2.’ Rated G. Watch the official trailer here.
  • A woman tries to prove a mirror possessed by an evil supernatural entity is responsible for murder in R-rated horror film ‘Oculus.’ Watch the official trailer here.
  • The general manager of the Cleveland Browns vies for the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft and the future of the franchise in sports drama ‘Draft Day’ starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner. Watch the official trailer here.
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