'Heaven is for Real' Moves into First Place on Tuesday with $2.44MApril 23, 2014 12:34 PM

by Daniel Garris

Heaven is for Real was up two spots from Monday to move into first place on Tuesday with $2.44 million. Sony's low-budget faith-based drama was down just 2 percent from Monday. Heaven is for Real continues to exceed expectations with an impressive seven-day start of $34.48 million and with the exception of Monday's hold, continues to display strong initial holding power. Heaven is for Real is currently running 17 percent ahead of the $29.46 million seven-day take of 2010's The Last Song.

Disney's Captain America: The Winter Soldier held steady in second with $2.21 million. The blockbuster 3D superhero sequel from Marvel was down 15 percent from Monday and down 53 percent from last Tuesday. Captain America: The Winter Soldier has grossed $205.30 million through 19 days and is set to surpass the $206.36 million final domestic gross of last year's Thor: The Dark World today. The Winter Soldier is currently running 20 percent ahead of the $171.22 million 19-day take of The Dark World.

Fox's Rio 2 fell two spots from Monday to land in third place on Tuesday with $1.93 million. The 3D computer animated sequel from Blue Sky Studios was down 28 percent from Monday's inflated post-Easter performance and down 55 percent from last Tuesday. Rio 2 has grossed a very solid $79.65 million through twelve days of release. That places the film 7 percent behind the $86.06 million twelve-day take of 2011's Rio.

Warner's Transcendence grossed $1.03 million to remain in fourth. The pricey sci-fi film starring Johnny Depp was up an encouraging 4 percent over Monday, but still continues to perform very poorly in the bigger picture, especially with its price tag in mind. Transcendence has grossed just $12.92 million in its first five days of release, which places it 7 percent behind the $13.85 million five-day start of 2007's Grindhouse.

Bears experienced a strong boost from Earth Day, as the latest nature documentary from Disneynature was up 42 percent and one spot from Monday to claim fifth with $0.931 million. Despite yesterday's performance, Bears is still performing a bit below expectations with a five-day take of $6.36 million. That places the film 12 percent behind the $7.21 million five-day start of 2011's African Cats.

Open Road's A Haunted House 2 was down one spot and 8 percent from Monday to finish in sixth. The low-budget horror comedy sequel starring Marlon Wayans has grossed an underwhelming $10.12 million in five days, placing it 49.5 percent behind the $20.05 million five-day take of last year's A Haunted House.

Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Aug. 16 - Sun, Aug. 18

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1Lee Daniels' The Butler$24,500,000--2,933--$8,353$24,500,0001Weinstein Company
2We're the Millers$17,500,000-34%3,32565$5,263$69,233,4852Warner Bros. / New Line
3Kick-Ass 2$15,300,000--2,940--$5,204$15,300,0001Universal
4Elysium$12,500,000-58%3,2840$3,806$54,814,3062Sony / TriStar
6Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$7,800,000-46%3,08049$2,532$38,328,6582Fox
7Jobs$7,000,000--2,381--$2,940$7,000,0001Open Road
82 Guns$5,500,000-51%2,471-557$2,226$59,149,3453Universal
9The Smurfs 2$4,500,000-52%2,349-1518$1,916$56,812,1893Sony / Columbia
10The Wolverine$4,300,000-46%2,058-809$2,089$120,333,1564Fox
11Paranoia$4,000,000--2,459--$1,627$4,000,0001Relativity Media
12The Conjuring$3,700,000-44%2,001-649$1,849$127,652,8705Warner Bros. / New Line
13Despicable Me 2$3,500,000-41%1,818-577$1,925$345,706,1207Universal

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