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, Aug. 2 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 2 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
12 Guns$9,937,125--3,025--$3,285$9,937,1251Universal
2The Wolverine$6,481,53650%3,9240$1,652$79,795,3862Fox
3The Smurfs 2$5,523,57927%3,866--$1,429$15,084,4501Sony / Columbia
4The Conjuring$4,311,37067%3,11593$1,384$99,241,1233Warner Bros. / New Line
5Despicable Me 2$3,094,75533%3,207-269$965$319,372,2205Universal
6Grown Ups 2$2,497,33257%3,075-183$812$110,747,5384Sony / Columbia
7Turbo$1,859,44122%2,985-824$623$64,938,0843Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8Red 2$1,617,72950%2,755-261$587$41,120,8683Lionsgate / Summit
9The Heat$1,390,71765%2,074-310$671$146,231,7796Fox
10Pacific Rim$1,282,80830%1,803-799$711$89,673,5264Warner Bros.
11The Way, Way Back$804,14079%1,001115$803$11,626,4675Fox Searchlight
12Fruitvale Station$750,72366%1,08622$691$9,002,6274Weinstein Company
13R.I.P.D.$723,775-4%1,703-1147$425$28,796,0153Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Aug. 2 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1World War Z$516,23776%912-528$566$194,590,1997Paramount
2Monsters University$400,3818%879-591$455$257,562,0727Disney
3The Lone Ranger$202,04927%553-714$365$86,306,7565Disney
4The To Do List$199,8386%585-6$342$2,662,7022CBS Films
5Star Trek Into Darkness$141,242298%300120$471$225,885,26912Paramount
6White House Down$138,50659%353-323$392$71,216,4596Sony / Columbia
7Man of Steel$137,86149%304-197$453$287,352,6848Warner Bros.
8Now You See Me$81,67473%206-9$396$115,249,81010Lionsgate / Summit
9This Is The End$81,39639%168-102$485$95,981,8188Sony / Columbia
10Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$77,51147%214-284$362$31,838,9545Lionsgate / Summit
11Epic$68,96715%255-34$270$106,491,54411Fox
12Fast & Furious 6$64,40046%230-37$280$237,855,53011Universal
13The Great Gatsby (2013)$55,24725%228-43$242$144,388,74813Warner Bros.
14The Internship$48,07654%172-25$280$44,095,5889Fox
15The Croods$43,77338%162-32$270$186,553,98420Fox / DreamWorks Animation
16After Earth$34,807--146-21$238$60,183,34710Sony / Columbia
17The Purge$26,38559%132-25$200$64,360,2909Universal
18The Hangover Part III$11,3564%103-44$110$112,072,74011Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Aug. 2 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Spectacular Now$69,876--4--$17,469$69,8761A24
2Unfinished Song$24,20672%68-14$356$1,345,5137Weinstein Company
3Mud$17,29096%62-11$279$21,428,52315Roadside Attractions
4Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$14,70714%58-19$254$4,059,5489Roadside Attractions
5Girl Most Likely$10,537-52%36-191$293$1,318,6983Roadside Attractions
6The Bling Ring$6,55416%395$168$5,756,9158A24
7Stories We Tell$3,169266%173$186$1,545,58913Roadside Attractions
8Pain and Gain$2,398-6%20-15$120$49,780,10415Paramount
9Kon-Tiki$2,330-42%9-5$259$1,505,34515Weinstein Company
10Copperhead$1,323256%20$662$164,6476Brainstorm Media