Captain America Weekend 2
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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