Box Office: ‘Captain America’ Maintains Winning Perch Worldwide, Edging Out ‘Rio 2′

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In a tight race for No. 1 at the worldwide box office, Disney-Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” with its estimated $41.4 million domestically, eked out a victory over Fox’s newcomer “Rio 2,” which ended with a projected $39 million three-day Stateside opening.

Globally, “Rio 2″ grossed $101.3 million worldwide this weekend, while “Captain America” raked in just under $102 million globally.

In the States, the weekend started out favorably for “Rio 2,” winning a photo-finish race on Friday, though “Winter Soldier” wound up proving sturdier than expected, falling just 56% in its second weekend. The tentpole reached $159 million domestically (nearly 90% of the lifetime gross of the original), with more than $476 million worldwide. Read more..

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