'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, Dec. 20 - Sun, Dec. 22

Wide (1000+)

1The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$31,500,000-57%3,92825$8,019$127,545,4172Warner Bros. / New Line
2Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$28,500,000--3,507--$8,127$41,723,6431Paramount
3Frozen (2013)$19,300,000-14%3,540-176$5,452$191,692,0105Disney
4American Hustle$19,200,0002493%2,5072501$7,659$20,313,3682Sony / Columbia
5Saving Mr. Banks$9,200,0002126%2,1102095$4,360$9,825,4862Disney
6The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$8,500,000-38%2,949-614$2,882$371,453,7965Lionsgate
7Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas$8,300,000-48%2,1940$3,783$28,070,2772Lionsgate
8Walking With Dinosaurs$7,800,000--3,231--$2,414$7,800,0001Fox
9Thor: The Dark World$1,300,000-54%1,116-1148$1,165$200,738,1087Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

1Dhoom 3$3,200,000--236--$13,559$3,200,0001Yash Raj Films

Platform (1 — 99)

No records.