OPENING: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (DIS), smashes April opening records with estimated $95M to $96.2M opening and ended up at $95M.

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UPDATED, MONDAY, 1:00 PM: Captain America: The Winter Soldier‘s final numbers are in, and it’s on the low end of the estimate to $95M with international numbers still coming in. But what a huge start overseas: The Disney/Marvel franchise has commanded an estimated international cume of $207.1M, with $32.9M coming this weekend from China alone. So worldwide, it already has grossed $302.1M to date. It’s about 47% ahead of the first Captain America, which made $193.9M overseas and ended its run with $370.5M worldwide in 2011.

Domestically, it should be clear sailing next weekend for Captain America as bowing will be the animated kid’s fare Rio 2 From Fox, which has already hit overseas markets to gross $55.4M. It hasn’t swung into China or Mexico yet. The first Rio made $143M domestically and $484.6M worldwide in 2011. But family audiences are growing weary of both Muppets Most Wanted and Mr. Peabody & Sherman, which have been in the marketplace for three and five weeks, respectively, so its prime time to come out with another family film. In addition, Lionsgate Films’ opens in wide release the Ivan Reitman-directed Draft Daystarring Kevin Costner, who must be exhausted from the number of press junkets he’s had to go through this year with Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, 3 Days to Kill and now Draft Day. Blumhouse Prods’ horror flick Oculus from Relativity hopes to mirror the success of Evil DeadOculus premiered at Toronto while Evil Dead also went the festival circuit last year at SXSW before bowing in April. In limited release from The Weinstein Company will be opening the Colin Firth-Nicole Kidman starrer Railway Man, the WWII film based on the Eric Lomax’s best-selling book.

1). Captain America: The Winter Soldier (DIS), 3,938 theaters / 3-day cume: $95M ($10.2M from previews) / Per screen average: $24,129 / Wk 1

2). Noah (PAR), 3,571 theaters (+4) / 3-day cume: $17M (-61%) / Per screen average: $4,773 / Total cume: $72.3M / Wk 2

3). Divergent (LGF), 3,631 theaters (-305) / 3-day cume: $12.9M (-49%) /Per screen average: $3,573 /  Total cume: $114M / Wk 3

4). God’s Not Dead (FREE), 1,758 theaters (+580) / 3-day cume: $7.7M (-12%) / Per screen average: $4,416 / Total cume: $32.5M / Wk 3

5). Muppets Most Wanted (DIS), 3,052 theaters (-142) / 3-day cume: $6.1M (-46%) / Per screen average: $2,014 / Total Cume: $42M / Wk 3

6). The Grand Budapest Hotel (FSL), 1,263 theaters (+286) / 3-day cume: $6.1M (-28%) / Per screen average: $4,842 / Total cume: $33.19M / Wk 5

7). Mr. Peabody And Sherman (FOX), 2,931 theaters (-368) / 3-day cume: $5.1M (-43%) / Per screen average: $1,751 / Total cume: $102M / Wk 5

8). Sabotage (OPRD), 2,486 theaters / 3-day cume: $1.9M (-62%) / Per screen average: $2,486 / Total cume: $8.8M / Wk 2

9). Need for Speed (DIS), 1779 theaters (-926) /3-day cume: $1.8M (-57%) / Per screen average: $1,016 / Total cume: $40.8M / WK 4

10). Non-Stop (UNI), 2,515 theaters (-430) / 3-day cume: $1.7M (-55%) / Per screen average: $1,040 /  Total cume: $88.1M / Wk 6

11). Bad Words (FOCUS), 1,074 theaters (+232) / 3-day cume: $1.6M (-37%) / Per screen average: $1,502 / Total cume: $5.9M / Wk 4

12). 300: Rise of An Empire (WB), 1,555 theaters (-1,406) / 3-day cume: $1.46M (-65%) / Per screen average: $943 / Total cume: $104M / 5

13). The Lego Movie (WB), 1,350 theaters (-651) / 3-day cume: $1.4M (-54%) / Per screen average: $1,039 / Total cume: $250.6M / Wk 9

14). Cesar Chavez (LGF), 664 theaters (0) / 3-day cume: $962K (-66%) / Per screen average: $1,448 / Total cume: $4.5M / Wk 2

15). Frozen (DIS), 321 theaters (-66) / 3-day cume: $399K (+18%) / Per screen average: $1,246 / Total cume: $398.9M / Wk 20

16). Frankie & Alice (LGF), 171 theaters / 3-day cume: $350K / Per screen average: $2,050 / Wk 1

17). Tyler Perry’s The Single Mom’s Club (LGF), 425 theaters (-714) / 3-day cume: $324K (-71%) / Per screen average: $763 / Total cume: $15.6M / Wk 4

18). Lunchbox (SPC), 103 theaters (+30) / 3-day cume: $320K (+12%) / Per screen average: $3,114 / Total cume: $1.3M / Wk 6

19). Son of God (FOX), 481 theaters (-796) / 3-day cume: $305K (-71%) / Per screen average: $635 /  Total cume: $58.5M / Wk 6

20). Le Weekend (MUSIC), 106 theaters (+56) / 3-day cume: $290K (+35%) / Per screen average: $2,742 / Total cume: $841K / Wk 4

PREVIOUSLY, SUNDAY 7:30 AM: Captain America: The Winter Soldier looks like it will end up at $95M to $96.2M for the three-day and preview night, clearly busting all previous daily and opening weekend April records previously held by Fast Five in 2011. And there is no picture to stop it for the next couple of weekends either. The year-to-date was up 6.8% from last year, thanks, in part, to the Captain and 23% up from this weekend last year. Specifically, strong showings from a number of films (The Lego Movie is now at $250.6M this weekend). “The strength of holdovers from 2013 has helped propel this year to almost a 7% increase from the record-breaking year 2013. I’m talking about films like Frozen and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, even some of the Oscar contenders like The Wolf of Wall Street, American Hustle and 12 Years a Slave helped boost the overall revenue this year,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst from Rentrak. “We had a pretty good crop of newcomers, too, like  Lone Survivor, Ride Along, Divergent, Non-Stop, 300, Noah and now Captain America. Even Grand Budapest is adding $33M so that is an added bonus. And now, we’re sitting pre-summer in a very good spot.”  Weekend 2014 from weekend 2013, the industry is up 23%.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier also ranks No. 1 across the entire social media universe for the year so far with “fan momentum heaviest on Marvel Facebook and new YouTube subscriber counts,” according to RelishMix which gauges social engagement. The film, directed by the Russo brothers, is also racking up strong international numbers and is hovering around $300M worldwide on a $177.6M budget, according to estimates. Final numbers are contingent on Sunday moviegoing and percentages declines. Will post the international numbers as soon as they come this morning. The Disney/Marvel franchise charged strong out of the gate on Thursday, starting at 8 PM with a commanding $10.2M.

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noah emma watsonIn its second weekend, Noah looks to drop 61% and is estimated to take in around $16.8M to $17M, depending on the percentage drop on Sunday. Not the best news for Paramount domestically. It is doing better in international markets with an estimated 106.2M to date. So that means a total cume of $178.4M on a budget of what Paramount says is $125M but others have it more in the $147M range. In their third weekends out, Divergent stands at roughly $114M having pulled in another $13M+ while God’s Not Dead, having added theaters, helped keep its percentage drop to only 12% for a total gross of $32M+ for Freestyle Releasing on only a $2M budget. It grossed another $7.3M to $7.8M (depending on the faithful Sunday crowd).  Rounding out the Top Five is either Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted or The Grand Budapest Hotel from Fox Searchlight which had the second strongest per screen of all the bunch behind Captain America: The Winter Soldier with roughly $4,800 per. Wes Anderson’s last film, Moonrise Kingdom, only expanded to 984 theatres at its widest point. Budapest Hotel will continue to add theaters this coming weekend. It’s too close to call the 8, 9 and 10 spots with Sabotage, Non-Stop and Need for Speed all within dollars of each other. The weekend chart is below, including the weekend to weekend percentage drops:

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1). Captain America: The Winter Soldier (DIS), 3,938 theaters / $37M Fri. / $34.4M to $34.6M Sat. / 3-day cume: $95.8M to $96.2M / Wk 1

2). Noah (PAR), 3,571 theaters (+4) / $4.9M Fri./ $7.2M Sat. / 3-day cume: $16.8M to $17M (-61%) / Total cume: $72M+ / Wk 2

3). Divergent (LGF), 3,631 theaters (-305) / $4.1M Fri. / $5.8M Sat. / 3-day cume: $13M (-49%) / Total cume: $114M / Wk 3

4). God’s Not Dead (FREE), 1,758 theaters (+580) / $2.2M Fri. / $3M Sat. / 3-day cume: $7.3M to $7.8M (-12%) / Total cume: $32.1M to $32.6M / Wk 3

5/6). Muppets Most Wanted (DIS), 3,052 theaters (-142) / $1.5M Fri. / $2.8M Sat. / 3-day cume: $6.1M to $6.2M (-45%) / Total Cume: $42.1M to $42.3M / Wk 3

The Grand Budapest Hotel (FSL), 1,263 theaters (+286) / $1.8M Fri. / $2.6M Sat. / 3-day cume: $6.1M to $6.3M (-27%) / Total cume: $33.2M to $33.6M / Wk 5

7). Mr. Peabody And Sherman (FOX), 2,931 theaters (-368) / $1.29M Fri. / $2.3M Sat. / 3-day cume: $5M to $5.3M (-43%) / Total cume: $101.9M to $102.2M / Wk 5

8/9/10). Sabotage (OPRD), 2,486 theaters / $560K Fri. / $812K Sat. / 3-day cume: $1.89M (-65%) / Total cume: $8.6M / Wk 2

Non-Stop (UNI), 2,515 theaters (-430) / $560K Fri./ $800K Sat. / 3-day cume: $1.7M to $1.8M (-54%) / Total cume: $88.2M / Wk 6

Need for Speed (DIS), 1779 theaters (-926) / $525K Fri. / $800K Sat. / 3-day cume: $1.7M to $1.8M (-59%) / Total cume: $40.8M / WK 4

11). Bad Words (FOCUS), 1,074 theaters (+232) / $483K Fri. / $708K Sat. / 3-day cume: $1.62M (-31%) / Total cume: $5.9M

PREVIOUSLY, SATURDAY, 9:47 PM: Captain America: The Winter Solider is on its way to scoring the highest Saturday gross in April ever with $31M to $34M, continuing to plant its flag tonight. The Disney/Marvel franchise is still in line to take in $90M to $95M+ this weekend. The two-day cume will pass the first Captain America‘s three-day cume of $65.1M when it bowed in 2011.  The last three slots are between Non-Stop, Need for Speed and Sabotage, which all took about 600K to 700K on Saturday and all are expected to make around $1.8M — too close to call. So, for the time being, here are the Top Seven as it stands now and will update again in the AM as more numbers come tumbling in. As always, numbers and positions may change:

1). Captain America: The Winter Soldier (DIS), 3,938 theaters / $37M Fri. / $32M to $34M Sat. / 3-day cume $90.5M to $95M+ / Wk 1

2). Noah (PAR), 3,571 theaters (+4) / $4.9M Fri./ $7M to 7.3M Sat. / 3-day cume: $16M to $16.5M/ Total cume: $72M to $72.3M / Wk 2

3). Divergent (LGF), 3,631 theaters (-305) / $4.1M Fri. / $5.4M to $5.9M / 3-day cume: $12.5M to $13.2M / Total cume: $114M to $114.2M/ Wk 3

4). God’s Not Dead (FREE), 1,758 theaters (+580) / $2.2M Fri. / $2.7M to $3M Sat. / 3-day cume: $7.9M to $8.3M / Total cume: $32.7M to $33.1M / Wk 3

5). The Grand Budapest Hotel (FSL), 1,263 theaters (+286) / $1.8M Fri. / $2.5M to $3M / 3-day cume: $6M to $6.3M / Total cume: $33.2M to $33.6M / Wk 5

6). Muppets Most Wanted (DIS), 3,052 theaters (-142) / $1.5M Fri. / $2.6M to $3M Sat. / 3-day cume: $6M to $6.3M / Total Cume: $42.1M to $42.3M / Wk 3

7). Mr. Peabody And Sherman (FOX), 2,931 theaters (-368) / $1.29M Fri. / $2.1M to $2.5M / 3-day cume: $4.7M to $5.2M / Total cume: $101.9M to $102.2M / Wk 5

8). Non-Stop (UNI), 2,515 theaters (-430) / $560K Fri./ 3-day cume: $1.9M / Total cume: $88.2M / Wk 6

9./10.) Need for Speed (DIS), 1779 theaters (-926) / $525K Fri. / 3-day cume: $1.89 / Total cume: $40.8M / WK 4

Sabotage (OPRD), 2,486 theaters / $560K Fri. / 3-day cume: $1.8M / Total cume: $8.6M / Wk 2

11). Bad Words (FOCUS), 1,074 theaters (+232) / $483K Fri. / 3-day cume: $1.6M / Total cume: $5.9M

PREVIOUSLY, SATURDAY, 7:08 AM: Captain America: The Winter Soldierhas stormed into this weekend’s box office taking charge of audiences across the nation, breaking April records and taking over the movie social media universe. The picture is playing strong across the board with solid A CinemaScores. In terms of Marvel openers, it’s in the Top Ten, ranking No. 7 above last year’s Thor: The Dark World ($85.7M opener) and X-Men: The Last Stand  ($102.7M) which bowed in 2006. With a strong international run, it will have made roughly $200M worldwide. In second place is Noah which is expected to drop about 61% in its second weekend for an estimated gross of anywhere between $16.7M and $16.9M for a total cume of around $72M+; it is making its run in international markets and was at $51.5M as of this past week. Sabotage, the Arnold Schwarzenegger pic, is going to drop 64% in its second weekend out. Umpf! It may take the No. the No. or No. 10 spot as its against Need for Speed in its 4th weekend.

In the third spot, Divergent will see around a 47% drop in its third weekend but that was expected given that The Winter Soldier has come into the marketplace; Lionsgate and Summit can expect $12.9M to $13.2M for the three-day and will take in around $114M after three weeks in release. It bowed overseas in 18 smaller markets but Lionsgate wouldn’t release the numbers until it goes wide internationally this weekend. God’s Not Dead is having another hearty weekend having added 580 theaters for the fourth spot and a new estimate of anywhere between $7.9M and $8.3M. Rounding out the Top Five will be The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson’s little comedy that isn’t so little at the box office with an estimated 3-day take of $6.2M to $6.5M in its expansion (Fox Searchlight added 286 theaters) for a total estimated cume of $33.7M to $33.1M and has done well overseas, too with roughly $50M internationally. NOTEWORTHY: Cesar Chavez (LGF) in its second weekend on the same number of screens will take in $861K to bring its total cume to $4.5M. It will fall 70%.

1). Captain America: The Winter Soldier (DIS), 3,938 theaters / $37M Fri. / 3-day cume $90.5M to $93.9M / Wk 1

2). Noah (PAR), 3,571 theaters (+4) / $4.9M Fri./ 3-day cume: $16.7M to $16.9M/ Total cume: $72M to $72.3M / Wk 2

3). Divergent (LGF), 3,631 theaters (-305) / $4.1M Fri. / 3-day cume: $12.9M to $13.2M / Total cume: $114M to $114.2M/ Wk 3

4). God’s Not Dead (FREE), 1,758 theaters (+580) / $2.2M Fri. / 3-day cume: $7.9M to $8.3M / Total cume: $32.7M to $33.1M / Wk 3

5). The Grand Budapest Hotel (FSL), 1,263 theaters (+286) / $1.8M Fri. / 3-day cume: $6.1M to $6.3M / Total cume: $33.2M to $33.6M / Wk 5

6). Muppets Most Wanted (DIS), 3,052 theaters (-142) / $1.5M Fri. / 3-day cume: $6.2M to $6.4M / Total Cume: $42.1M to $42.3M / Wk 3

7). Mr. Peabody And Sherman (FOX), 2,931 theaters (-368) / $1.29M Fri. / 3-day cume: $5M to $5.3M / Total cume: $101.9M to $102.2M / Wk 5

8). Non-Stop (UNI), 2,515 theaters (-430) / $560K Fri./ 3-day cume: $1.9M / Total cume: $88.2M / Wk 6

9./10.) Need for Speed (DIS), 1779 theaters (-926) / $525K Fri. / 3-day cume: $1.89 / Total cume: $40.8M / WK 4

Sabotage (OPRD), 2,486 theaters / $560K Fri. / 3-day cume: $1.8M / Total cume: $8.6M / Wk 2

11). Bad Words (FOCUS), 1,074 theaters (+232) / $483K Fri. / 3-day cume: $1.6M / Total cume: $5.9M

PREVIOUSLY, FRIDAY, 10:05 PM: Captain America: The Winter Soldier will become the highest-grossing April opener ever with anywhere between $90M and $95M+ and other distributors have it even higher to $98M, destroying previous records set by Fast Five in 2011 by about $8M to $10M. It marks another monster hit for Marvel and Disney which is expected to take a very nice profit on the film directed by Joe and Anthony Russo. The film will already have made roughly $200M worldwide on an estimated $177.6M budget after this weekend. It comes after tallying a whopping $10.2M on late nights Thursdays with shows that started at 8 p.m. The first Captain America opened to $65M when Paramount Pictures distributed it in 2o11. Captain America: The Winter Solider, with a 40% increase from the first one — and also besting the 30% increase that was witnessed between the first and second Thor openings — now holds April daily records, too. It grossed an estimated $35M to $38M Friday, compared to Fast Five which tallied $34.4M and $86.2M in 2011.

The actioner opened in Russia and Australia and bows today in China. Not surprising that heading into the weekend the movie that has more bullets than The Walking Dead has zombies, had the the highest social activity across the board (FB, Twitter and YouTube). Its Marvel Entertainment YouTube Channel was approaching 18M views Friday. “Marvel fans have been running wild re-posting and sharing material at a rate of 10 to 1 across Superfan channels,” says RelishMix CEO Marc Karzen. Stars Chris Evans and Samuel L. Jackson are both active while Scarlett Johansson is MIA on social sharing. For Disney, this is the second monster hit after enjoying a $1B worldwide gross of Frozen. Another family film, Mr. Peabody & Sherman from Fox/DreamWorks Animation will cross the $100M mark tomorrow while Divergent (LGF/Summit) crossed $100M earlier in the week. Talk about an amazing start to the year — The Lego Movie will hit $250M this weekend and 300: Rise of an Empire will be at $104M. With Captain America now in the mix, expect a Top Ten total up 25% over last year’s $124.8M.

Oh yeah, and Noah‘s second weekend is expected to fall about 59% with The Grand Budapest Hotels per screen average expected higher than Noah‘s playing in its expansion run on half the number of screens that the Russell Crowe-starrer has. The dark Noah from filmmaker Darren Aronofsky had a C CinemaScore when it opened last weekend from Paramount while Captain America has recieved an A across the board. God’s Not Dead is going to have another strong weekend, having added theaters. The $2M budgeted movie (which spent another $2M on marketing) will gross around $32.6M for Freestyle Releasing at the end of the 3-day weekend. Numbers and positions may change when the dust clears in the morning (as always).

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