Add On: But as Saturday gives way to Sunday, Rio fades a bit and Captain America WS regains the top spot.
U.S. - Canadian Box Office (revised)
1). Captain America: The Winter Soldier (DIS), 3,938 theaters (0) / $11.7M Fri. / $17.8M Sat. (+49%) / $11.4M to $11.7M Sun. (-35%) / 3-day cume: $40.5M to $41.4M (-57%) / Total Cume: $157. 9M to $158.4M / Wk 2
2). Rio 2 (FOX), 3,948 theaters / $11.9M Fri. / $15.2M Sat. (+28%) / $11.6M Sun. (-24%) / 3-day cume: $37.6M to $38.7M / Wk 1
3). Oculus (REL), 2,648 theaters / $4.9M Fri. / $4.3M Sat. (-12%) / $2.8 Sun. (-35%) / 3-day cume: $11.8M to $12M / Wk 1
4). Draft Day (LGF), 2,781 theaters / $3.57M Fri. / $3.8M Sat. (+75) / $2.4M Sun. (-35%) / 3-day cume: $9.75M / Wk 1
5). Divergent (LGF), 3,110 theaters (-521) / $2.3M Fri. / $3.26M Sat. (+41%) / $1.8M Sun. (-45%) / 3-day cume: $7.48M (-42%) / Total cume: $124.87M / Wk 4
6). Noah (PAR), 3,282 theaters (-289) / $2M Fri./ $3.18M Sat. (+55%) / $2.2M Sun. (-30%) / 3-day cume: $7.3M (-57%) / Total cume: $84.7M / Wk 3
7). God’s Not Dead (FREE), 1,860 theaters (+102) / $1.56M Fri. / $2.1M Sat. (+35%) / $1.79M Sun. (-15%) / 3-day cume: $5.46M (-30%) / Total cume: $40.8M / Wk 4
8). The Grand Budapest Hotel (FSL), 1,467 theaters (+204) / $1.17M Fri. / $1.8M Sat. (+54%) / $1M Sun. (-40%) / 3-day cume: $4M (-33%) / Total cume: $39.4M / Wk 6
9). Muppets Most Wanted (DIS), 2,261 theaters (-791) / $565K Fri. / $975K Sat. (+73%) / $635K Sun. (-35%) / 3-day cume: $2.1M (-65%) / Total Cume: $45.6M / Wk 4
10). Mr. Peabody And Sherman (FOX), 2,001 theaters (-930) / $445K Fri. / $790K Sat. (+76%) / $510K Sun. (-35%) / 3-day cume: $1.7M (-65%) / Total cume: $105M+ / Wk 6
As Deadline noted:
The animated family film Rio 2 from Fox’s Blue Sky Studios has soared to the top spot this weekend, besting Disney/Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier which is expected to drop roughly 59% in its sophomore frame. The budget for Rio 2 is said to be about $103M and internationally it has already taken in over $55M (as of last weekend).Rio-2 It will have made roughly $100M worldwide after its debut this weekend here in the states.
A huge force for the picture on social media, of course, is Bruno Mars who is on a world tour right now in Japan. “He’s feeding the Rio 2 fans across his 51 million Facebook and 18 million Twitter followers,” said RelishMix CEO Marc Karzen who also noted, “YouTube views are climbing and on par for animated (films), but fan reposted clips to owned studio trailers are soaring at a healthy 8 to 1 ratio.” The first Rio opened in 2011 to $39M so the sequel is performing about 10% better. The sequel received an A CinemaScore.
We did an interview with Rio 2's director Carlos Saldanha two years back. Find it here.