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Captain America is #1 for third consecutive week


captain americaFor the weekend of April 18-20, Captain America: The Winter Soldier once again held on to the top spot. It’s now passed $200 million domestic, pushing its worldwide total to $586 million. It looks likely to hang on to the #1 spot until The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in May.

Rio 2 was #2 for the second week in a row. It’s behind the pace of the original, so its domestic run will probably cap out around $125 million, but its worldwide gross will likely make up the difference. It has the benefit of new animated movies opening until June (unless you count the “should’ve gone straight to DVD” release Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return.)

Of the four wide releases, Heaven Is for Real is the surprise winner. Or maybe it’s not a surprise. This is the year for faith-based films to do well. Meanwhile the $100 million-budgeted Transcendence is a huge flop, and the final indicator that Johnny Depp just isn’t the movie star he used to be. He already has plans to star in the sequels Pirates of the Caribbean 5 and Through the Looking Glass.

A Haunted House 2 is cheap, so it was ultimately worth its investment. Bears also wasn’t expected to break records.

Three new wide releases are set for next week. The Other Woman is tracking to open in the $16-18 million range. Brick Mansions and The Quiet Ones are both in the $5-6 million range.

1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $26.61 million ($201.53) – 3 wks (BV) -35.5%
. . . 3825 screens / $6957 per screen
2. Rio 2 – $22.5 ($75.36) – 2 wks (Fox) -42.8%
. . . 3975 / $5660
3. Heaven Is for Real – $21.5 – 1 wk (TriS)
. . . 2417 / $8895
4. Transcendence – $11.15 – 1 wk (WB)
. . . 3455 / $3227
5. A Haunted House 2 – $9.1 – 1 wk (OR)
. . . 2310 / $3939
6. Draft Day – $5.9 ($19.55) – 2 wks (LG) -39.7%
. . . 2781 / $2122
7. Divergent – $5.75 ($133.92) – 5 wks (LG) -22.1%
. . . 2486 / $2313
8. Oculus – $5.2 ($21.19) – 2 wks (Rel) -56.7%
. . . 2648 / $1965
9. Noah – $5 ($93.27) – 4 wks (Par) -33.8%
. . . 2537 / $1971
10. God’s Not Dead – $4.8 ($48.33) – 5 wks (Free) -13.3%
. . . 1796 / $2673
11. Bears – $4.77 – 1 wk (BV)
. . . 1720 / $2776
12. The Grand Budapest Hotel – $3.43 ($44.97) – 7 wks (FS) -15.8%
. . . 1280 / $2676

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