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Captain America 2 sets April box-office record

The Avengers bump continues to give. Captain America: The Winter Soldier set an April record with its $96.2 million opening, beating previous record-holder Fast Five‘s $86.2 million, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. It’s also the highest opening for a superhero movie outside of the May-July corridor. It handily beat the opening of the first Captain America ($65.05) as well.

Noah‘s steep drop isn’t bad when its high opening is taken into consideration, and since it’s already earned over $100 million overseas, the gamble on a big-budget Biblical epic seems to have paid off.

Divergent‘s success more than justifies greenlighting the other two books in the series.

Captain’s biggest challenger next week will be Rio 2, but it should still be able to beat it. Oculus and Draft Day are the other wide releases, and they will likely open no higher than the teens.

For the weekend of April 5-7, 2014:

1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $96.2 million – 1 wk (BV)
. . . 3928 screens / $24,429 per screen
2. Noah – $17 ($72.34) – 2 wks (Par) -61.1%
. . . 3571 / $4761
3. Divergent – $13 ($114.03) – 3 wks (LG) -49.3%
. . . 3631 / $3580
4. God’s Not Dead – $7.73 ($32.52) – 3 wks (Free) -12.2%
. . . 1758 / $4395
5. The Grand Budapest Hotel – $6.3 ($33.38) – 5 wks (FS) -26.2%
. . . 1263 / $4988
6. Muppets Most Wanted – $6.29 ($42.14) – 3 wks (BV) -44.3%
. . . 3052 / $2059
7. Mr. Peabody & Sherman – $5.3 ($102.2) – 5 wks (Fox) -41.6%
. . . 2931 / $1808
8. Sabotage – $1.91 ($8.77) – 2 wks (OR) -63.8%
. . . 2486 / $767
9. Need for Speed – $1.84 ($40.84) – 4 wks (BV) -56.6%
. . . 1779 / $1032
10. Non-Stop – $1.83 ($88.14) – 6 wks (U) -54.4%
. . . 1724 / $1060

Tags: Box Office Captain America Winter Soldier Divergent Noah

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