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April 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Captain America: The Winter Soldier held off a strong challenge by the birds of Rio 2 to remain at the top of the domestic box office with $41.27 million. Rio 2 came in a close second with $39.33 million. In fact, Rio 2 took the lead on Friday and many analysts figured that with kiddy matinees over the weekend, it would remain on top. But many families chose Captain America instead, it would seem, and while the majority flocked to see Rio, the lower ticket price for kids was reflected in the outcome. The two films finished in reverse order overseas, withRio flying to the top with $62.3 million, and Captain America settling for second place with $60.6 million. If the original Rio is any indication, the animated feature should remain well ahead at the foreign box office, particularly in South America. And, what with the World Cup being played in Brazil this year, the movie, which is set in the Amazon, appears certain to enjoy a long run down sud. Coming in a distant third was the horror flick Oculus, with a decent $12 million, given its $5-million budget. It’s expected to have a short life, particularly given the upcoming competition from The Quiet Ones in two weeks. On the other hand, the fourth-place finish for Draft Day with $9.78 million was clearly a disappointment, not only for Lionsgate, which produced and distributed it, but also sadly for Kevin Costner, whose last film, 3 Days to Kill, also flopped.