'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.

Daily Domestic Gross Sun, Jul. 14 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 14 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Men in Black II$7,297,345-25%3,61154$2,021$132,688,8342Sony / Columbia
2Road to Perdition$6,612,749-25%1,797--$3,680$22,078,6561DreamWorks
3Reign of Fire$4,312,218-23%2,629--$1,640$15,631,3541Disney
4Mr. Deeds$3,148,662-25%3,2398$972$93,974,8073Sony / Columbia
5Halloween: Resurrection$3,000,268-32%1,954--$1,535$12,301,7711Miramax / Dimension
6The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course$2,650,343-27%2,525--$1,050$9,541,9411MGM
7Lilo & Stitch$2,454,917-22%2,940-282$835$118,409,2874Disney
8Like Mike$2,265,881-29%2,43626$930$32,722,6842Fox
9Minority Report$2,155,029-27%2,419-310$891$110,177,7934Fox
10The Bourne Identity$1,660,323-30%2,199-313$755$99,025,4755Universal