NEW YORK (April 13, 2014) With $41.4 million in its second week of release, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" fended off "Rio 2" to hold onto the top spot 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.
"Draft Day," which stars Kevin Costner, was made with the cooperation of the National Football League.