'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 Fri, Jan. 24 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 24 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Darkness Falls$4,757,595--2,837--$1,677$4,757,5951Sony / Columbia
2Kangaroo Jack$2,509,100347%2,84830$881$26,075,1272Warner Bros.
3National Security$2,369,535268%2,7290$868$21,100,6192Sony / Columbia
4Just Married$2,271,769313%2,705-64$840$39,144,7633Fox
5Catch Me If You Can (2002)$2,041,286184%2,776-274$735$140,508,1205DreamWorks
6Confessions of a Dangerous Mind$1,900,955--1,769--$1,075$2,220,5694Miramax
7The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$1,749,335158%2,666-444$656$303,960,3116New Line
8About Schmidt$1,640,653204%1,236290$1,327$32,309,7137New Line
9A Guy Thing$1,232,403273%2,5205$489$10,169,1402MGM
10Gangs of New York$825,857109%1,905-265$434$63,433,7046Miramax