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Weekend box office: 'Captain America' barely wins battle with 'Rio 2'

Last weekend’s smash hit “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” was number one at the box office again this weekend, but it had to fight hard to get there. While “Captain America” was the sole new release last weekend, this week there were several new film to go up against it, including the family-friendly “Rio 2”, a sequel to the 2011 animated hit “Rio”. That movie opened with a strong $39 million, falling in second behind “Captain America”’s $41.3 million.

Chris Evans reprises his role as Captain America in the newest Marvel movie
Chris Evans reprises his role as Captain America in the newest Marvel movie
Walt Disney Studios

Oculus”, the well-reviewed horror movie starring Karen Gillan of “Doctor Who” fame debuted in third with $12 million, not bad for an R-rated film. “Draft Day”, however, had a mediocre performance. The sports drama starring Kevin Costner as the manager of the Cleveland Browns opened in fourth with only $9.7 million.

This is the third weekend that the action movie “The Raid 2” has been in theaters, but the first one where it expanded to an almost nationwide release, boosting the film into eleventh with $1.01 million.

The complete list of the top 12 movies at the box office this weekend is below. Click the links to read my full review of each film.

1. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”: $41.3 million

2. “Rio 2”: $39 million

3. “Oculus”: $12 million

4. “Draft Day”: $9.7 million

5. “Divergent”: $7.5 million

6. “Noah”: $7.4 million

7. “God’s Not Dead”: $5.4 million

8. “The Grand Budapest Hotel”: $4.05 million

9. “Muppets Most Wanted”: $2.1 million

10. “Mr. Peabody and Sherman”: $1.8 million

11. “The Raid 2”: $1.01 million

12. “Non-Stop”: $716,000

Check out showtimes for these movies and more at the following St. Louis-area theaters.

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