There were several new movie additions to the Box Office this weekend, but that didn’t stop Captain America from coming out on top. New to theaters this past weekend were “Rio 2,” the horror flick “Oculus,” and NFL drama “Draft Day.” On Monday, April 14, the Box Office updated their weekly charts to feature the top 10 movies of the weekend.
Last weekend, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” had the advantage of being released without any competitors. Not that it needed the head-start, Marvel movies always rise to the top. Proof of that is all over this weekend, as three new debuts opened in theaters and the Captain still took them down despite it being its second week.
Estimates from the source and CominSoon.net feature films that have been kicked out of the top 10 or simply did not make the cut this weekend. These movies include: Foreign film “The Raid 2,” “Non-Stop,” “Need for Speed,” and “Bad Words.” Liam Neeson’s “Non-Stop” leaves the chart with a worldwide total of $179.6 million.
“Need for Speed” hung by a thread last week when it was number nine. Now at number 13, it has left the top 10 with a worldwide total of $185 million. This sum isn’t very good at all, considering its $105 million budget and all the hype that the race movie advertised. Production had high hopes for this film, since Aaron Paul, famous for the role of Jesse Pinkman in “Breaking Bad,” is attached to the project.
Finally, Jason Bateman’s comedy “Bad Words” landed at number 14 with a worldwide total of $113.3 million. It has been in theaters for exactly a month, with a release date of March 14. It opened with $37.8 thousand.
Check out the top 10 movies of the weekend below. These are calculated from Friday, April 11, through Sunday, April 13. Which movies did you go watch?
"The Winter Soldier" #1
“Captain America: The Winter Solider” accumulated $41 million, for a worldwide total of $476 million. The Marvel film is the third movie into Marvel’s Phase Two. It stars Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, and Sebastian Stan. Up next for Marvel is “Guardians of the Galaxy,” in theaters August 1.
"Rio 2" #2
“Rio 2” flew close behind the Captain with $39 million. This amount is just about the same as the first “Rio” installment, which collected $39.2 million. It stars voices of Jake T. Austin, Jesse Eisenberg, Jamie Foxx, and more.
Horror flick “Oculus” was a surprise addition, this genre isn’t exactly too requested in the springtime. It debuted it $12 million, not bad for the season we are in. Another horror film, “The Quiet Ones,” opens April 25.
"Draft Day" #4
The first NFL endorsed movie, “Draft Day,” touched down to theaters with $9.7 million. Looks like sports fans crowded to watch this one. The football film stars Jennifer Garner, Kevin Costner, Dennis Leary, and more.
The young adult film of the year (or at least until the third “Hunger Games” hits theaters), “Divergent,” is now in fifth place. It collected $7.5 million, pulling slightly ahead of the sixth film. Its global total is $175 million.
“Noah” added $7.4 to its total, settling for sixth place. The film stars Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connolly, Emma Watson, and more.
"God's Not Dead" #7
“God’s Not Dead” landed at number seven with $4.4 million. It is down three places from the previous weekend. With a $2 million budget and considering it is a small film, this is not a bad total.
"Budapest Hotel" #8
We Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” came in eight with $4 million. This brings its total to $39.5 million. Not a bad total for a small film, budget is not available.
“Muppets Most Wanted” continues to prove that they are not so wanted after all. The Muppet film collected $2.1 million, for a total of $45.6 million. With a budget of $50 million, it still has a while to go to break even.
"Mr. Peabody & Sherman" #10
Lastly, is “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” with $1.8 million. This brings its worldwide total to $105.2 million. It is $40 million away from catching up to its $145 million budget.