Grosses

'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, Mar. 29 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 29 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$1,502,617-81%3,312--$454$30,941,3851Warner Bros.
2The Passion of the Christ$1,193,365-72%3,214-36$371$316,346,9765Newmarket
3The Ladykillers$982,960-67%1,583--$621$13,618,8651Disney
4Dawn of the Dead (2004)$810,338-70%2,7483$295$45,029,4952Universal
5Jersey Girl$576,336-72%1,520--$379$8,896,1481Miramax
6Taking Lives$556,309-67%2,7050$206$22,275,9812Warner Bros.
7Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind$483,508-64%1,3574$356$17,037,3102Focus
8Starsky & Hutch$450,742-68%2,985-200$151$77,274,6244Warner Bros.
9Hidalgo$398,671-71%2,667-262$149$56,823,9574Disney
10Secret Window$343,386-71%2,912-106$118$40,915,4043Sony / Columbia