'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' storms to
record $96 million at box office
By Todd Cunningham, TheWrap
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" surged on
Saturday to post a $41.4 million come-from-behind victory over the 3D animated
family musical "Rio 2," and post its second straight weekend win
at the box office.
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It looked as if it would be one-and-done at No. 1 for Disney's Marvel
superhero sequel after "Rio 2," from Fox's Blue Sky Studios, surprisingly took
the lead on Friday. And with families expected to provide a Saturday-Sunday
bump, the singing parrots -- voiced by Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg --
appeared to have the inside track.
But it was "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" that saw its Saturday
grosses skyrocket, rising 49 percent over its $11.9 million Friday. "Rio 2,"
which posted a $12 million first day, received just a 28 percent bump on
Saturday and will come in at around $39 million over the three days. It was a
fair fight, with "Rio 2" in a market-high 3,948 theaters and the "Captain
America" sequel in 3,938. See more