Top 10 movies at the Weekend box office (04/06/14)Loading

    Continuing the success of their superhero franchise, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" has set a record as the biggest domestic April release ever. The Disney sequel debuted with $96.2 million, topping the previous record-holder, 2011's "Fast Five," which opened with $86.2 million.

    "The Winter Soldier," which stars Chris Evans as the shield-wielding superhero and Scarlett Johansson (whose sci-fi film "Under the Skin" also debuted this weekend with $140,000) as Black Widow, commanded 32 international markets last weekend.

    Expanding to Russia, Australia and China in its second week, the Marvel comic adaptation, boasting a budget of over $170 million, earned $107.1 million internationally this weekend, bringing its overall worldwide haul to more than $303 million.

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    Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Where available, latest international numbers are also included.

    Text by The Associated Press

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    2."Noah," $17 million ($46 million international).

    Paramount's biblical saga "Noah," starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly and Emma Watson, took a drastic dip in its second weekend, earning $17 million after debuting with $44 million. Still, it sailed into second place, crossing the $70 million mark domestically.

    Niko Tavernise
    3."Divergent," $13 million ($11.1 million international).

    Lionsgate's young adult science-fiction thriller "Divergent," led by Shailene Woodley, dropped to third with $13 million in its third week. Its stateside total is now $114 million.

    Jaap Buitendijk
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    4."God's Not Dead," $7.7 million.

    Freestyle Releasing's surprise hit "God's Not Dead" moved up another slot this week to grab No. 4 with $7.7 million in its third weekend.

    Despite the decrease in the "Noah" box office performance, the outcome of the film's debut, its overall haul, and the success of both "Son of God" and "God's Not Dead" bodes well for other biblical-themed films coming this year, including "Heaven is for Real," starring Greg Kinnear and "Exodus: Gods and Kings," starring Christian Bale.

    "God's Not Dead"
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    5."The Grand Budapest Hotel," $6.3 million ($5.5 million international).

    Coming in at No. 5, Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" collected $6.3 million, bringing its domestic total to $33 million. Fox Searchlight expanded its stylish comedy to 1,263 locations, and the studio plans to add even more in the coming weeks. This is Anderson's second widest expansion following 2009's "Fantastic Mr. Fox."

    Fox Searchlight
    6."Muppets Most Wanted," $6.3 million ($1.9 million international).

    Disney's "Muppets Most Wanted," which landed at No. 6 with $6.3 million in its third weekend, was one of the top kiddie films this weekend.

    Jay Maidment
    7."Mr. Peabody and Sherman," $5.3 million ($11.2 million international).

    The other top kiddie film this weekend was Fox's "Mr. Peabody and Sherman," coming in at No. 7 with $5.3 million in its fifth weekend. Fox's animated "Rio 2" stands to knock both films down a few notches when it opens in the U.S. next weekend.

    DreamWorks Animation
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    8."Sabotage," $1.9 million. 7. "Sabotage," $5.3 million.

    "Sabotage" flopped in its debut last weekend, and continued to perform poorly dropping to No. 8 with $1.9 million. The Open Road action flick starring Arnold Schwarzenegger is the latest failure for the former California governor, whose "The Last Stand" and "Escape Plan" were box-office duds last year.

    Blake Tyers
    9."Need for Speed," $1.84 million ($4.7 million international).

    Starring "Breaking Bad" alum Aaron Paul, Disney's street racer thrill, "Need for Speed," based on the popular EA Entertainment video game, took the No. 9 spot this week with $1.84 million.

    Melinda Sue Gordon | DreamWorks
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    10."Non-Stop," $1.83 million ($2.5 million international).

    The Universal Pictures thriller "Non-Stop," starring Liam Neeson and "12 Years a Slave" Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o, clung to the final spot in the Top 10 earning $1.83 million.

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