'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.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Oct. 18 - Sun, Oct. 20

Wide (1000+)

1Gravity$31,030,000-28%3,820160$8,123$170,566,1303Warner Bros.
2Captain Phillips$17,300,000-33%3,0200$5,728$53,330,2352Sony / Columbia
3Carrie (2013)$17,000,000--3,157--$5,385$17,000,0001Sony / Screen Gems
4Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$10,100,000-27%3,602-272$2,804$93,136,7684Sony / Columbia
5Escape Plan$9,800,000--2,883--$3,399$9,800,0001Lionsgate / Summit
6Prisoners$2,065,000-43%2,160-695$956$57,259,1585Warner Bros.
7The Fifth Estate$1,714,000--1,769--$969$1,714,0001Disney / DreamWorks
8Runner Runner$1,625,000-57%2,011-1015$808$17,536,3183Fox
9Insidious Chapter 2$1,533,000-44%1,665-491$921$80,923,2416FilmDistrict
10Rush (2013)$1,257,000-47%1,197-933$1,050$24,619,1795Universal
11Machete Kills$1,213,032-68%2,5380$478$6,412,2712Open Road
12Don Jon$1,190,000-50%1,114-882$1,068$22,487,1674Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

1Enough Said$1,800,000-6%757151$2,378$10,787,4475Fox Searchlight
2Baggage Claim$1,115,000-45%865-455$1,289$20,015,6554Fox Searchlight
3I'm in Love with a Church Girl$1,025,000--457--$2,243$1,025,0001High Top Releasing
4We're the Millers$750,000-32%881-269$851$147,716,16111Warner Bros. / New Line
5Pulling Strings$605,000-52%43810$1,381$5,160,7863Lionsgate / Pantelion
6Instructions Not Included$515,000-51%475-236$1,084$43,518,5508Lionsgate / Pantelion
7Despicable Me 2$484,000-4%395-39$1,225$363,739,23016Universal
8Lee Daniels' The Butler$385,000-38%602-378$640$114,280,22710Weinstein Company
9Monsters University$320,000-10%230-5$1,391$267,509,11818Disney
10Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$310,000-13%350-54$886$66,931,90611Fox
11Grace Unplugged$245,420-53%313-189$784$2,188,7583Roadside Attractions
12Romeo and Juliet (2013)$231,000-56%4610$501$948,0732Relativity Media
13The Family (2013)$208,000-64%483-567$431$36,288,0356Relativity Media
14Blue Jasmine$186,727-19%152-38$1,228$31,970,05413Sony Pictures Classics
15The Wolverine$153,000-15%207-20$739$132,079,08713Fox
182 Guns$89,000-23%135-31$659$75,570,56012Universal
19The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete$87,000-66%1470$592$443,8052Lionsgate / Codeblack Films

Platform (1 — 99)

112 Years a Slave$960,000--19--$50,526$960,0001Fox Searchlight
2Wadjda$149,67642%6619$2,268$809,4016Sony Pictures Classics
3All Is Lost$97,350--6--$16,225$97,3501Roadside Attractions
4Metallica Through The Never$70,820-67%45-244$1,574$3,348,1874Picturehouse
5Kill Your Darlings$57,722--4--$14,431$73,5451Sony Pictures Classics
6A.C.O.D.$50,65549%4224$1,206$126,0033The Film Arcade
7Austenland$45,1648%47-5$961$1,965,98310Sony Pictures Classics
8Parkland$32,681-65%32-101$1,021$616,7053Exclusive Media
9Seasons of Gray$30,000--20--$1,500$30,0001EchoLight Studios
10The Spectacular Now$20,3125%5421$376$6,809,31612A24
11American Promise$18,250--2--$9,125$18,2501Rada Film Group
12Escape From Tomorrow$17,966-72%11-19$1,633$117,9772Producers Distribution Agency
13The World's End$15,291-52%40-33$382$25,935,4019Focus
14Mother of George$14,000--7--$2,000$124,1846Oscilloscope
15Broadway Idiot$11,566110%65$1,928$18,3122FilmBuff
16After Tiller$9,500--6--$1,583$48,5945Oscilloscope
17As I Lay Dying$4,159-42%21$2,080$13,3272Millenium Entertainment