Captain America: The Winter Soldier Wins Box Office and Sets April Record
Posted on April 6, 2014
Captain America: The Winter Soldier won the weekend box office and set a record for April. The film, starring Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson, opened in first and made $96.2 million. This broke the previous April record of $86.2 million set by Fast Five in 2011. The Winter Soldier also had a huge per theater average of $24,429.
Noah fell to second place and added $17 million during its second weekend in theaters. This was a considerable fall of 61% from the weekend before. Divergent added $13 million during its third weekend in theaters to push its total gross over the $100 million mark to $114 million.
Divergent was followed by God's Not Dead, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Muppets Most Wanted, Mr. Peadbody & Sherman and Sabotage. You can view the complete box office report here.
The Winter Soldier will battle Rio 2, Draft Day and Oculus next weekend. Deadline writes, "And there is no picture to stop it for the next couple of weekends either" suggesting they think Winter Soldier will easily defeat these films, although Rio 2 will bring a different audience.
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