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Weekend Box Office Report: Captain America Reigns Supreme

Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans in a scene from "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." (credit: Walt Disney Studios)

Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans in a scene from “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” (credit: Walt Disney Studios)

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By Bill Wine

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The box office leader remained the same on this movie weekend.

Last week it was Captain America that captured America.

This weekend it still is.

After setting a record for an April opening, the fantasy sequel, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, made it two weekends in a row on top of the box-office heap by earning an estimated $41-million.

The next three slots were filled by new mainstream releases.

The close runnerup was also a sequel, the animated followup, Rio 2.

It took in a strong $39-million.

Third place belonged to the horror thriller, Oculus, with a total of $12-million.

And fourth place went to Draft Day, the debuting football-themed drama starring Kevin Costner.

It earned just under $10-million.

Overall, industry-wide totals were well ahead of those of the counterpart weekend last year.

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