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 Sun, Sep. 4 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Sep. 4 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transporter 2$5,151,515-11%3,303--$1,560$16,540,4901Fox
2The 40-Year-Old Virgin$4,989,8173%2,90133$1,720$68,651,5463Universal
3The Constant Gardener$3,084,449-8%1,346--$2,292$10,396,3491Focus
4Red Eye$2,668,677-7%3,13443$852$43,691,2003DreamWorks
5The Brothers Grimm$2,665,395-2%3,09811$860$26,899,4222Miramax / Dimension
6Four Brothers$1,920,1261%2,435-214$789$63,011,3074Paramount
7Wedding Crashers$1,808,2741%2,416-321$748$194,752,4078New Line
8March of the Penguins$1,619,1695%2,506112$646$62,062,64511Warner Independent
9The Skeleton Key$1,206,690-4%2,414-370$500$43,042,5484Universal
10The Cave$1,081,525-2%2,1950$493$10,963,4152Sony / Screen Gems