Grosses

'Heaven is for Real' Moves into First Place on Tuesday with $2.44MApril 23, 2014 12:34 PM

by Daniel Garris

Heaven is for Real was up two spots from Monday to move into first place on Tuesday with $2.44 million. Sony's low-budget faith-based drama was down just 2 percent from Monday. Heaven is for Real continues to exceed expectations with an impressive seven-day start of $34.48 million and with the exception of Monday's hold, continues to display strong initial holding power. Heaven is for Real is currently running 17 percent ahead of the $29.46 million seven-day take of 2010's The Last Song.

Disney's Captain America: The Winter Soldier held steady in second with $2.21 million. The blockbuster 3D superhero sequel from Marvel was down 15 percent from Monday and down 53 percent from last Tuesday. Captain America: The Winter Soldier has grossed $205.30 million through 19 days and is set to surpass the $206.36 million final domestic gross of last year's Thor: The Dark World today. The Winter Soldier is currently running 20 percent ahead of the $171.22 million 19-day take of The Dark World.

Fox's Rio 2 fell two spots from Monday to land in third place on Tuesday with $1.93 million. The 3D computer animated sequel from Blue Sky Studios was down 28 percent from Monday's inflated post-Easter performance and down 55 percent from last Tuesday. Rio 2 has grossed a very solid $79.65 million through twelve days of release. That places the film 7 percent behind the $86.06 million twelve-day take of 2011's Rio.

Warner's Transcendence grossed $1.03 million to remain in fourth. The pricey sci-fi film starring Johnny Depp was up an encouraging 4 percent over Monday, but still continues to perform very poorly in the bigger picture, especially with its price tag in mind. Transcendence has grossed just $12.92 million in its first five days of release, which places it 7 percent behind the $13.85 million five-day start of 2007's Grindhouse.

Bears experienced a strong boost from Earth Day, as the latest nature documentary from Disneynature was up 42 percent and one spot from Monday to claim fifth with $0.931 million. Despite yesterday's performance, Bears is still performing a bit below expectations with a five-day take of $6.36 million. That places the film 12 percent behind the $7.21 million five-day start of 2011's African Cats.

Open Road's A Haunted House 2 was down one spot and 8 percent from Monday to finish in sixth with $0.615 million. The low-budget horror comedy sequel starring Marlon Wayans has grossed an underwhelming $10.12 million in five days, placing it 49.5 percent behind the $20.05 million five-day take of last year's A Haunted House.

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Heartbreakers (2001)$11,801,323--2,750--$4,291$11,801,3231MGM
2The Brothers$10,302,846--1,378--$7,477$10,302,8461Sony / Screen Gems
3Exit Wounds$9,710,747-47%2,8300$3,431$28,196,3332Warner Bros.
4Enemy at the Gates$8,258,312-40%1,677168$4,924$22,068,5782Paramount
5The Mexican$4,623,135-42%3,043-119$1,519$57,978,5094DreamWorks
6Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon$4,612,81114%2,027167$2,276$106,248,35516Sony Pictures Classics
7See Spot Run$3,605,570-28%2,605-51$1,384$24,939,1764Warner Bros.
8Chocolat (2000)$3,308,107-4%1,781-120$1,857$44,975,28415Miramax
9Say It Isn't So$2,861,903--1,974--$1,450$2,861,9031Fox
10Down to Earth$2,436,212-39%2,044-381$1,192$33,814,8126Paramount