'Heaven Is For Real' Takes First Place with $3.7 Million; 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Crosses $170 Million DomesticallyApril 17, 2014 06:55 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Sony reports that Heaven Is for Real bowed to a strong $3.7 million on Wednesday, claiming first place in the process. That figure tops the $3.64 million Friday debut of April 2011's Soul Surfer, a fellow faith-based film also distributed by Sony. With Easter weekend still ahead and a strong push for pre-sales among church crowds, Heaven is set to post a very healthy 5-day opening.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier grabbed another $3.52 million yesterday as it slipped into second place. That figure was down 25 percent from Tuesday and just 27 percent from Wednesday of last week. Through 13 days of release, Winter Soldier's $170.6 million domestic take is 12 percent ahead of Thor: The Dark World at the same point.

Rio 2 dropped 29 percent from Tuesday to add $3.03 million yesterday. The animated sequel's 6-day take is $49.3 million, or about 2 percent behind the pace of the 2011 original film.

Kevin Costner's Draft Day earned $0.83 million on Wednesday, off 34 percent from Tuesday. The sports drama's 6-day gross is $12.7 million, about 15 percent behind Costner's 3 Days to Kill.

Rounding out the top five, Oculus posted a 24 percent decline from Tuesday as it took in $0.87 million yesterday. The horror flick's 6-day tally is $14.97 million--3 percent ahead of House at the End of the Street.

Daily Domestic Gross Mon, Feb. 27 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 27 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Act of Valor$1,947,483-67%3,039--$641$26,424,1151Relativity Media
2Tyler Perry's Good Deeds$946,701-74%2,132--$444$16,530,6251Lionsgate
3Safe House$824,040-70%3,052-69$270$98,446,7453Universal
4The Vow$605,862-72%3,03880$199$103,529,9793Sony / Screen Gems
5Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance$528,812-79%3,1740$167$38,567,0292Sony / Columbia
6This Means War$525,498-71%3,1890$165$34,021,1442Fox
8Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$497,492-87%3,350-150$149$77,142,9453Warner Bros. / New Line
11The Secret World of Arrietty$186,475-86%1,5220$123$14,695,3952Disney
12Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$165,506-83%1,618-1037$102$40,610,0913Fox
13The Woman in Black$150,564-75%1,727-832$87$50,602,2454CBS Films

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Feb. 27 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Artist$354,870-50%966158$367$32,134,52714Weinstein Company
3The Descendants$157,323-68%889-354$177$78,617,45815Fox Searchlight
4The Iron Lady$104,617-36%522-101$200$25,826,1969Weinstein Company
5The Grey$72,011-66%917-1190$79$50,251,1025Open Road
6Big Miracle$34,540-83%628-1006$55$18,938,1204Universal
7Red Tails$32,955-70%489-520$67$48,703,0536Fox
8My Week with Marilyn$30,908-56%402282$77$14,105,55914Weinstein Company
9Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$29,388-58%164-20$179$23,305,51412Focus
10Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$28,237-66%333-70$85$185,917,19011Warner Bros.
11Underworld Awakening$23,791-64%260-566$92$62,173,6246Sony / Screen Gems
12Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$19,341-69%280-297$69$31,234,47310Warner Bros.
13Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$18,876-66%178-97$106$207,789,90311Paramount
14The Adventures of Tintin$18,702-76%272-31$69$76,920,44410Paramount
15War Horse$18,502-59%213-181$87$79,059,91410Disney / DreamWorks
16Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$16,746-85%311-89$54$130,401,32511Fox
18We Bought a Zoo$16,566-76%280-7$59$74,112,81210Fox
19Joyful Noise$13,904-71%277-63$50$30,600,5437Warner Bros.
20Albert Nobbs$11,157-63%100-19$112$2,621,7855Roadside Attractions
21One For the Money$10,107-74%229-704$44$25,961,4435Lionsgate
22Puss in Boots (2011)$5,901-83%138-25$43$149,240,64818Paramount / DreamWorks

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Feb. 27 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$11,442-65%40-5$286$16,636,55047Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya$6,134-76%48--$128$100,7171UTV Communications
3Shame$5,230-48%25-19$209$3,812,87313Fox Searchlight
4The Darkest Hour$4,867-73%94-19$52$21,431,67210Summit
5W.E.$4,364-16%15-5$291$269,6404Weinstein Company
6Happy Feet Two$4,005-77%85-50$47$63,938,37515Warner Bros.
7Man on a Ledge$3,961-68%76-325$52$18,064,8725Lionsgate
8Undefeated$3,381-28%50$676$73,5762Weinstein Company
9Haywire$3,089-63%37-42$83$18,830,2546Relativity Media
10Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu$1,781-81%35-63$51$1,132,7343UTV Communications
11Coriolanus$1,607-72%8-5$201$366,7766Weinstein Company
12Pariah (2011)$976-70%130$75$713,6819Focus
13The Devil Inside$638-63%25-9$26$53,194,5638Paramount
14In the Land of Blood and Honey$420-60%4-4$105$293,28510FilmDistrict