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 Sun, Dec. 22 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Dec. 22 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$10,608,659-14%3,92825$2,701$127,550,6952Warner Bros. / New Line
2Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$7,893,784-18%3,507--$2,251$39,456,0681Paramount
3Frozen (2013)$6,832,262-11%3,540-176$1,930$192,034,1175Disney
4American Hustle$5,475,385-23%2,5072501$2,184$20,220,3012Sony / Columbia
5The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$2,858,018-16%2,949-614$969$371,718,2755Lionsgate
6Saving Mr. Banks$2,829,776-17%2,1102095$1,341$9,969,8672Disney
7Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas$2,558,937-25%2,1940$1,166$28,155,2572Lionsgate
8Walking With Dinosaurs$2,124,972-24%3,231--$658$7,091,9381Fox
9Thor: The Dark World$457,248-13%1,116-1148$410$200,779,8717Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Dec. 22 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dhoom 3$1,037,254-20%239--$4,340$3,423,5081Yash Raj Films
2Philomena$386,640-23%738-97$524$13,322,1895Weinstein Company
3Inside Llewyn Davis$343,648-21%148133$2,322$2,132,5143CBS Films
4The Book Thief$246,267-17%680-478$362$16,596,9977Fox
5Homefront$179,293-13%675-1427$266$19,783,7774Open Road
6Nebraska$177,959-25%31060$574$4,370,4696Paramount Vantage
7Delivery Man$162,285-13%663-1378$245$29,279,2255Disney / DreamWorks
8Gravity$152,504-11%302-201$505$253,567,28212Warner Bros.
9Dallas Buyers Club$128,837-18%330-244$390$15,156,1228Focus
1012 Years a Slave$125,539-18%301-196$417$37,080,31610Fox Searchlight
11The Best Man Holiday$114,075-32%351-571$325$69,794,4356Universal
12Out of the Furnace$103,983-22%728-1373$143$10,928,3053Relativity Media
13Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$98,656-22%313138$315$115,740,19613Sony / Columbia
14Last Vegas$79,325-23%333-393$238$62,244,7658CBS Films
15Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$65,618-14%278-178$236$100,850,0519Paramount
16Captain Phillips$45,579-23%172-151$265$104,287,64011Sony / Columbia
17Ender's Game$32,801-26%187-144$175$60,724,6538Lionsgate / Summit
18Despicable Me 2$31,520-24%197-26$160$367,504,16025Universal
19Escape Plan$21,633-16%138-29$157$24,834,08210Lionsgate / Summit
20Free Birds$21,619-23%184-99$117$54,090,4648Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Dec. 22 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Her (2013)$87,841-12%6--$14,640$364,6401Warner Bros.
2All Is Lost$15,392-23%83-180$185$5,840,56910Roadside Attractions
3About Time$14,065-9%97-46$145$15,294,5538Universal
4Black Nativity$12,264-8%63-197$195$6,967,5034Fox Searchlight
5Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$9,683-8%40$2,421$292,9934Weinstein Company
6Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$8,909-20%85-38$105$68,419,95020Fox
7Enough Said$6,905-34%42-30$164$17,409,12514Fox Searchlight
8Lee Daniels' The Butler$4,729-29%43-18$110$116,129,27519Weinstein Company
9Don Jon$4,3146%32-60$135$24,456,51313Relativity Media
10The Family (2013)$1,706-12%29-27$59$36,901,97215Relativity Media
11Oldboy (2013)$8132%21-130$39$2,181,2904FilmDistrict