Grosses

'Heaven Is For Real' Takes First Place with $3.7 Million; 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Crosses $170 Million DomesticallyApril 17, 2014 06:55 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Sony reports that Heaven Is for Real bowed to a strong $3.7 million on Wednesday, claiming first place in the process. That figure tops the $3.64 million Friday debut of April 2011's Soul Surfer, a fellow faith-based film also distributed by Sony. With Easter weekend still ahead and a strong push for pre-sales among church crowds, Heaven is set to post a very healthy 5-day opening.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier grabbed another $3.52 million yesterday as it slipped into second place. That figure was down 25 percent from Tuesday and just 27 percent from Wednesday of last week. Through 13 days of release, Winter Soldier's $170.6 million domestic take is 12 percent ahead of Thor: The Dark World at the same point.

Rio 2 dropped 29 percent from Tuesday to add $3.03 million yesterday. The animated sequel's 6-day take is $49.3 million, or about 2 percent behind the pace of the 2011 original film.

Kevin Costner's Draft Day earned $0.83 million on Wednesday, off 34 percent from Tuesday. The sports drama's 6-day gross is $12.7 million, about 15 percent behind Costner's 3 Days to Kill.

Rounding out the top five, Oculus posted a 24 percent decline from Tuesday as it took in $0.87 million yesterday. The horror flick's 6-day tally is $14.97 million--3 percent ahead of House at the End of the Street.

Daily Domestic Gross Tue, Mar. 4 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Mar. 4 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cradle 2 the Grave$1,056,443-8%2,625--$402$18,728,6551Warner Bros.
2Old School$1,042,481-4%2,74253$380$39,514,2982DreamWorks
3Chicago$730,60521%2,44792$299$106,233,13410Miramax
4How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days$672,83712%2,9230$230$78,895,7464Paramount
5Daredevil$550,626-6%3,234-240$170$85,322,0743Fox
6The Life of David Gale$380,33812%2,0031$190$14,326,8552Universal
7The Jungle Book 2$360,625-7%2,814-1$128$34,617,9763Disney
8Shanghai Knights$299,2526%2,515-11$119$51,509,3954Disney
9The Hours$226,02425%1,0100$224$33,438,04210Paramount
10The Recruit$218,4957%1,508-170$145$48,512,6145Disney