'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. 24 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 24 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$12,513,934-33%3,6820$3,399$148,360,5032Warner Bros.
2Die Another Day$11,406,026-40%3,314--$3,442$47,070,7381MGM
3Friday After Next$3,400,892-35%1,616--$2,105$13,001,5671New Line
4The Santa Clause 2$2,969,206-38%3,251-95$913$94,945,6084Disney
58 Mile$2,042,073-46%2,58589$790$97,581,8383Universal
6The Ring$1,670,491-50%2,628-254$636$110,842,9296DreamWorks
7My Big Fat Greek Wedding$930,170-44%1,585-227$587$191,126,37032IFC Films
8Half Past Dead$705,356-50%2,1130$334$12,501,5312Sony / Columbia
9jackass: the movie$387,340-46%1,522-891$254$62,052,4415Paramount
10I Spy$223,204-54%1,535-1076$145$32,645,2014Sony / Columbia