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 Sat, May. 1 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 1 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$10,591,000-33%3,332--$3,179$26,327,0001Warner Bros. / New Line
2How to Train Your Dragon$4,814,49590%3,426-239$1,405$188,910,3096Paramount / DreamWorks
3Date Night$3,456,23741%3,093-201$1,117$71,942,3814Fox
4The Back-up Plan$3,089,51328%3,2800$942$21,215,0132CBS Films
5Furry Vengeance$2,937,55468%2,997--$980$4,689,6401Summit
6Clash of the Titans (2010)$2,586,00055%2,737-534$945$152,309,0005Warner Bros.
7The Losers$2,446,00028%2,9360$833$16,490,0002Warner Bros.
8Kick-Ass$1,827,85835%2,542-523$719$40,897,9423Lionsgate
9Death at a Funeral (2010)$1,703,26837%2,271-188$750$33,722,5693Sony / Screen Gems
10The Last Song$1,001,46938%2,276-518$440$58,074,6625Disney