'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, May. 17 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Trek Into Darkness$21,623,00260%3,868--$5,590$35,159,4241Paramount
2Iron Man 3$9,514,115189%4,237-16$2,245$311,405,9983Disney
3The Great Gatsby (2013)$7,616,274122%3,55015$2,145$74,359,8782Warner Bros.
4Pain and Gain$893,336160%2,429-874$368$44,367,8304Paramount
542 (2013)$768,784166%2,380-550$323$86,773,2966Warner Bros.
6Oblivion (2013)$644,850189%2,077-693$310$83,895,8105Universal
7Tyler Perry Presents Peeples$622,133209%2,0410$305$6,329,9102Lionsgate
8The Croods$615,414258%2,373-277$259$174,615,5979Fox / DreamWorks Animation
9The Big Wedding$323,889144%1,443-855$224$19,421,8734Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, May. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$603,907220%960108$629$10,031,3324Roadside Attractions
2Oz: The Great and Powerful$248,036436%535-239$464$230,728,03211Disney
3G.I. Joe: Retaliation$167,850451%409-341$410$120,109,7178Paramount
4Scary Movie 5$114,331334%508-499$225$30,900,4546Weinstein / Dimension
5Olympus Has Fallen$111,56782%466-370$239$97,014,2489FilmDistrict
6Jurassic Park 3D$81,32087%428-225$190$45,040,7407Universal
7The Place Beyond the Pines$80,37150%317-352$254$20,401,3788Focus
8Identity Thief$56,635271%241-38$235$133,831,28515Universal
9Jack the Giant Slayer$56,064205%250-31$224$64,613,92112Warner Bros. / New Line
10The Call$50,416--229108$220$51,154,41010Sony / TriStar
11Escape From Planet Earth$48,635528%693439$70$55,416,48114Weinstein Company
12Evil Dead$38,124--208-235$183$53,916,0827Sony / TriStar
13The Host (2013)$34,123112%231-70$148$26,463,9008Open Road
14The Sapphires$26,23899%102-16$257$1,917,0389Weinstein Company
15Snitch (2013)$24,277135%153-35$159$42,752,65613Lionsgate / Summit
16Tyler Perry's Temptation$24,271133%150-128$162$51,784,6418Lionsgate
17Silver Linings Playbook$14,27912%131-192$109$131,995,92627Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, May. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kon-Tiki$39,782380%6139$652$302,4064Weinstein Company
2Stories We Tell$31,562707%2321$1,372$75,0762Roadside Attractions
3To the Arctic 3D$24,391135%520$469$12,510,14757Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$11,28691%241$470$151,3203eOne Films US
5Born to Be Wild 3D$9,918141%300$331$22,645,521111Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Safe Haven$8,713109%90-34$97$71,306,30314Relativity Media
7Life of Pi$8,305127%51-19$163$124,841,66826Fox
8Filly Brown$6,317168%39-53$162$2,749,7455Lionsgate / Pantelion
9Quartet$5,69459%42-17$136$18,180,24819Weinstein Company
10Dark Skies$4,355149%323$136$17,399,00313Weinstein / Dimension
11From Up on Poppy Hill$4,34180%36-1$121$913,58610GKIDS
12Not Today$3,969117%61$662$166,4306Freestyle Releasing
13Trance$3,4049%23-17$148$2,286,0137Fox Searchlight
14A Good Day to Die Hard$3,38787%31-19$109$67,334,07614Fox
15Spring Breakers$2,77434%11-5$252$14,042,44310A24
16Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla$2,46942%25-18$99$158,8823Lionsgate / Pantelion
17Starbuck$2,13416%90$237$3,785,2529eOne Films US
18Hating Breitbart (PG-13)$1,832--15--$122$1,8321Freestyle Releasing
19No One Lives$1,65659%12-41$138$67,6652Anchor Bay Films
20Emperor$1,16966%7-3$167$3,323,22111Roadside Attractions
21Camp (2013)$4361353%2-1$218$315,81713Freestyle Releasing
22The Painting (2013)$3164%10$316$4,8282GKIDS