Grosses

'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 Fri, Oct. 19 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 19 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Paranormal Activity 4$15,110,106--3,412--$4,429$15,110,1061Paramount
2Argo$5,066,115193%3,24715$1,560$31,632,6042Warner Bros.
3Taken 2$4,284,894184%3,489-217$1,228$96,856,3633Fox
4Alex Cross$4,030,024--2,539--$1,587$4,030,0241Lionsgate / Summit
5Hotel Transylvania$3,615,658270%3,3849$1,068$109,136,6134Sony / Columbia
6Sinister$2,992,221167%2,54215$1,177$25,912,3892Lionsgate / Summit
7Here Comes the Boom$2,584,147255%3,0140$857$17,308,4752Sony / Columbia
8Pitch Perfect$2,287,595210%2,660-127$860$41,047,9434Universal
9Looper$1,285,907140%2,223-382$578$54,926,0394Sony / TriStar
10Frankenweenie$1,161,701139%2,362-643$492$25,071,1223Disney
11Seven Psychopaths$1,002,053146%1,4800$677$6,890,0452CBS Films

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Oct. 19 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Perks of Being A Wallflower$712,329207%74519$956$7,682,9545Lionsgate / Summit
2End of Watch$239,06652%751-800$318$37,307,8285Open Road
3Trouble with the Curve$236,57147%925-887$256$33,591,7895Warner Bros.
4Atlas Shrugged: Part 2$196,56064%945-67$208$2,442,6322Atlas Distribution
5House at the End of the Street$160,40986%746-1120$215$30,474,9735Relativity Media
6The Master$150,84394%412-270$366$14,368,3796Weinstein Company
7The Dark Knight Rises$105,86497%345-120$307$446,510,42214Warner Bros.
8Arbitrage$74,905143%169-25$443$6,849,0316Roadside Attractions
9The Bourne Legacy$54,520268%232-13$235$112,696,18511Universal
10Ice Age: Continental Drift$49,438154%222-15$223$159,929,63615Fox
11Dredd 3D$30,028118%1605$188$13,249,1975Lionsgate
12Resident Evil: Retribution$28,573--158-191$181$41,881,5966Sony / Screen Gems
13ParaNorman$26,938213%168-8$160$54,586,71810Focus
14Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$26,854142%149-27$180$48,498,80012Fox
15Lawless$26,140356%184-103$142$37,204,1478Weinstein Company
16Ted (2012)$21,78587%109-36$200$218,580,72017Universal
17Hope Springs (2012)$19,770--131-84$151$63,493,73211Sony / Columbia
18The Possession$18,38365%133-236$138$48,793,7128Lionsgate
19Premium Rush$15,514--119-44$130$20,238,4319Sony / Columbia
20Won't Back Down$12,736-36%168-345$76$5,196,6174Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Oct. 19 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sessions$34,284--4--$8,571$34,2841Fox Searchlight
2To the Arctic 3D$30,45666%520$586$9,213,58327Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Intouchables$12,79485%601$213$12,790,34722Weinstein Company
4The Expendables 2$12,744109%92-54$139$84,540,94610Lionsgate
5The Campaign$11,323113%74-27$153$86,414,55311Warner Bros.
6Born to Be Wild 3D$10,99114%300$366$21,069,07581Warner Bros. / IMAX
7The Other Dream Team$7,370--131$567$87,1184The Film Arcade
8Moonrise Kingdom$6,33131%29-27$218$45,476,13222Focus
9Simon and the Oaks$6,185--76$884$20,4572The Film Arcade
10Beasts of the Southern Wild$5,33352%28-8$190$11,174,57017Fox Searchlight
11War of the Buttons (2012)$4,751689%3530$136$11,7772Weinstein Company
12Barfi!$2,1998%10-24$220$2,791,2616UTV Communications
13Thaandavam$825132%2-1$413$208,9924UTV Communications
14Gayby$668--1--$668$6,9702The Film Collaborative