captain+america+weekend+movie+preview Weekend Box Office: Captain America: The Winter Soldier Fights Off Rio 2 With $41.4M
NEW YORK (AP) – With $ 41.4 million in its second week of release, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” held off “Rio 2″ at the weekend box office.

According to studio estimates Sunday, the Marvel superhero narrowly bested the animated family film in a battle of sequels. “Rio 2″ debuted with $ 39 million, almost exactly the opening weekend total of the 2011 Oscar-nominated original.

Two other new releases opened in a distant third and fourth place.

The low-budget supernatural horror film “Oculus” took in $ 12 million. The football drama “Draft Day” debuted with $ 9.8 million. Starring Kevin Costner, “Draft Day” was made with the cooperation of the National Football League.

Box Office Top 10
1. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” $ 41.4 M
2. “Rio 2″ $ 39 M
3. “Oculus” $ 12 M
4. “Draft Day” $ 9.8 M
5. “Divergent” $ 7.5 M
6. “Noah” $ 7.5 M
7. “God’s Not Dead” $ 4.5 M
8. “The Grand Budapest Hotel” $ 4 M
9. “Muppets Most Wanted” $ 2.2 M
10. “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” $ 1.8 M


Article photo courtesy of Marvel

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