NEW YORK, N.Y. – 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 co-operation of the National Football League.