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, Dec. 19 - Sun, Dec. 21

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Yes Man$18,264,206--3,434--$5,319$18,264,2061Warner Bros.
2Seven Pounds$14,850,420--2,758--$5,384$14,850,4201Sony / Columbia
3The Tale of Despereaux$10,102,796--3,104--$3,255$10,102,7961Universal
4The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)$9,889,713-68%3,5600$2,778$48,366,3292Fox
5Four Christmases$7,699,922-41%3,515-25$2,191$100,112,3814Warner Bros. / New Line
6Twilight (2008)$5,189,611-35%2,991-658$1,735$158,422,0875Summit
7Bolt$4,146,028-44%2,968-165$1,397$94,897,6855Disney
8Australia$2,172,950-48%2,212-491$982$41,797,1604Fox
9Quantum of Solace$2,051,018-45%1,874-761$1,094$161,198,3576Sony / Columbia
10Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$1,568,703-51%2,007-761$782$172,391,1367Paramount / DreamWorks