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Captain America holds off Rio atop US box office

Published on Apr 15, 2014 8:07 AM
Cinema Still : Captain America: The Winter Soldier starring Chris Evans (left) and Scarlett Johansson. -- FILE PHOTO: WALT DISNEY PICTURES

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Captain America: The Winter Soldier held off a strong debut by Rio 2 at North America's box office, muscling out the wild menagerie to retain top spot, data showed Monday.

The latest big-screen blockbuster featuring the iconic Marvel superhero took in US$41.3 million (S$52 million) over the weekend, figures from box office tracker Exhibitor Relations said.

The performance kept it just ahead of another sequel, animated children's movie Rio 2, a follow-up to the 2011 hit about a family of blue macaw parrots.

The movie, which features the voices of Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway in the lead roles, took in US$39.3 million during its debut.

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