Box Office: 'Captain America' Battles Newcomers For Top Spot


In its second weekend, 'Cap' managed to defeat three new challengers

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
topped the box office again this week, earning $41.3 million. That is a 56% drop from it's opening weekend, however that does seem to be on par with the second-weekend drop of almost all Marvel films, usually because they just make so much in their debut. It is also less of a drop than Captain America: The First Avenger, which had a smaller first and second weekend haul, and had a 60% drop after its bow.

Domestically, Captain America: The Winter Soldier has already made $159 million off a $170 million budget, and it close to surpassing its predecessor's total domestic gross in just three weekends. Internationally, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is simply dominating, having already earned $317.7 million overseas, bringing its world-wide total to $476.7 million.

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Another sequel, the family-friendly animated film Rio 2, had a strong opening, coming close to Cap's totals but falling slightly short with $39 million. It also fell slightly short of Rio's $39.2 million opening back in 2011, which is never a good sign for a big-budget sequel. The movie is going to need staying power to earn back its $103 million dollar budget domestically.

The low-budget horror flick Oculus, starring Doctor Who alum Karen Gillan, had a strong bow, earning $12 million against a $5 million budget, and knocking the highly-advertised Draft Day down into fourth. Draft Day, despite starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner, only managed to rake in $9.7 million.

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And finally, the young adult action thriller Divergent couldn't compete against the might of the new wave of films, but still managed to snag $7.5 million, bringing its domestic total to $124 million, far more than its $85 million budget.

sank to sixth place, right next to another faith-based film God's Not Dead. Wes Anderson's quirky comedy The Grand Budapest Hotel dropped two spots to eighth place, while family comedies Muppets Most Wanted and Mr. Peabody & Sherman held tough in ninth and tenth place respectively.

1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier - $41.3 million

2. Rio 2 - $39 million

3. Oculus - $12 million

4. Draft Day - $9.7 million

5. Divergent - $7.5 million

6. Noah - $7.4 million

7. God's Not Dead - $5.4 million

8. The Grand Budapest Hotel - $4 million

9. Muppets Most Wanted - $2.1 million

10. Mr. Peabody & Sherman - $1.8 million