'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, Jan. 18 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 18 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Paul Blart: Mall Cop$8,805,087-33%3,144--$2,801$31,832,5841Sony / Columbia
2Gran Torino$5,683,225-43%2,972164$1,912$72,976,9432Warner Bros.
3My Bloody Valentine 3D$5,356,242-30%2,534--$2,114$21,240,5921Lionsgate
4Hotel for Dogs$5,327,549-27%3,271--$1,629$17,011,3681Paramount / DreamWorks
5Notorious (2009)$4,667,237-38%1,638--$2,849$20,497,4241Fox Searchlight
6Bride Wars$3,199,255-32%3,2282$991$37,478,2652Fox
7Defiance (2008)$2,378,335-38%1,7891787$1,329$9,254,8993Paramount Vantage
8The Unborn (2009)$2,264,901-39%2,3592$960$32,580,7582Universal / Rogue
9Marley & Me$1,734,435-37%2,952-526$588$132,547,2474Fox
10The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$1,544,390-37%2,223-724$695$102,598,4684Paramount