'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, Nov. 10 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 10 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
18 Mile$13,103,046-29%2,470--$5,305$51,239,8641Universal
2The Santa Clause 2$8,011,926-26%3,3522$2,390$60,039,2442Disney
3The Ring$4,079,686-35%2,927119$1,394$85,604,8064DreamWorks
4I Spy$2,372,429-37%3,1820$746$24,488,9502Sony / Columbia
5jackass: the movie$1,844,076-36%2,5322$728$53,198,0233Paramount
6My Big Fat Greek Wedding$1,600,925-40%1,975-2$811$179,458,47030IFC Films
7Sweet Home Alabama$982,221-42%2,004-437$490$118,547,4577Disney
8Ghost Ship$902,681-31%2,361-426$382$26,174,4433Warner Bros.
9Femme Fatale$748,722-33%1,066--$702$3,432,4381Warner Bros.
10Punch-Drunk Love$629,165-42%1,29341$487$14,510,3395Sony / Columbia