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 Thu, Dec. 30 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 30 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Fockers$12,172,0306%3,5180$3,460$120,720,1981Universal
2Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$5,029,3351%3,6231$1,388$80,028,2052Paramount
3Fat Albert$3,332,0905%2,674--$1,246$23,150,0261Fox
4Ocean's Twelve$2,760,8277%3,2900$839$97,577,1203Warner Bros.
5The Aviator (2004)$2,657,33215%1,7961755$1,480$20,181,8811Miramax
6The Polar Express$2,339,6994%2,618-84$894$149,515,5737Warner Bros.
7National Treasure$1,919,75017%2,201-277$872$147,756,9366Disney
8Spanglish$1,836,40714%2,4413$752$24,819,3632Sony / Columbia
9Darkness$1,383,1797%1,700--$814$12,013,5531Miramax / Dimension
10The Incredibles$1,356,6054%1,7320$783$247,502,7098Disney