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'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Beats 'Rio 2' to Keep Box Office Crown

April 14, 2014 (1:03 am) GMT
'Rio 2' settles at the second place to make a room for Marvel's film, while 'Oculus' and 'Draft Day' follow at the third and fourth positions.

"" is unstoppable. The Marvel superhero movie directed by the Russo brothers stays strong at the first place on domestic box office with additional $41.4 million (56% decrease), fending off strong competitor "" and two other new releases "" and "".

The Marvel movie has now raked in $159 million in North America and $476.1 million worldwide, topping the lifetime global gross of 2011's "" ($370.5 million) and the first "" film ($449 million). It also becomes the biggest film of the year so far, surpassing "" ($424.8M worldwide).

"Rio 2" follows The Cap, flying at the runner-up position. Despite its strong Friday box office ($12 million), the family animated flick voiced by , , and falls short of taking the top spot on the domestic chart but it's still off to a strong start by finishing the weekend with an estimated $39 million.

The number is not far away from the first-weekend ticket sales earned by the first "" film which started with $39.2 million back in 2011. "It was a complete aberration," said Fox distribution chief Chris Aronson. "And with spring break in full swing, and with no other animated film opening for another nine weeks, we are in fantastic shape."

Costing $103M to produce, the "Rio" sequel beats "Captain America 2" overseas. It adds $62.3 million this weekend from 62 markets after opening in international markets in late March, while the Marvel pic adds $60.6 million from 54 territories. "Rio 2" has now earned $125.2 million internationally for a global total of $164.2 million.

"Oculus" takes the third place with approximately $12 million. The horror film made on a shoestring budget of only $5 million is led by "" star Karen Gillian. It beats sports drama "Draft Day" starring and which could only enter the chart at No. 4 with an estimated $9.8 million. Former champ "" rounds up the top five with additional $7.5 million.

  1. "" - $41.4 million
  2. "" - $39 million
  3. "" - $12 million
  4. "" - $9.8 million
  5. "" - $7.5 million
  6. "" - $7.45 million
  7. "" - $5.5 million
  8. "" - $4.1 million
  9. "" - $2.2 million
  10. "" - $1.8 million


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