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. 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.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jul. 6 - Sun, Jul. 8

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cats & Dogs$21,707,617--3,040--$7,141$35,756,3771Warner Bros.
2Scary Movie 2$20,504,962--3,220--$6,368$34,518,0891Miramax / Dimension
3A.I. Artificial Intelligence$14,037,726-52%3,2420$4,330$59,574,7762Warner Bros.
4Kiss of the Dragon$13,304,027--2,025--$6,570$13,304,0271Fox
5The Fast and the Furious$12,283,640-39%2,79875$4,390$101,383,7413Universal
6Dr. Dolittle 2$10,466,709-34%3,028-25$3,457$32,429,9973Fox
7Lara Croft, Tomb Raider$6,727,225-34%3,010-339$2,235$69,249,9624Paramount
8Shrek$6,007,080-22%2,107-597$2,851$240,559,3338DreamWorks
9Atlantis: The Lost Empire$5,068,438-39%2,272-758$2,231$38,116,6854Disney
10Baby Boy$4,811,917-44%1,5330$3,139$12,175,0902Sony / Columbia