'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 Mon, Jul. 29 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 29 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Austin Powers in Goldmember$10,200,733-51%3,613--$2,823$86,826,6651New Line
2Stuart Little 2$1,504,365-52%3,28227$458$36,228,7992Sony / Columbia
3Road to Perdition$1,237,828-62%2,25091$550$66,886,4723DreamWorks
4Men in Black II$1,006,417-59%3,542-99$284$174,386,4454Sony / Columbia
5The Country Bears$822,740-46%2,553--$322$6,132,1261Disney
6K-19: The Widowmaker$793,202-62%2,8302$280$25,753,8862Paramount
7Mr. Deeds$645,569-46%2,309-514$280$116,810,1955Sony / Columbia
8Reign of Fire$477,215-56%2,005-624$238$36,882,7873Disney
9Lilo & Stitch$417,176-53%1,780-347$234$134,636,5546Disney
10Minority Report$372,312-59%1,365-307$273$123,789,7256Fox