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.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Dec. 27 - Sun, Dec. 29

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$29,850,000-5%3,9280$7,599$190,319,5463Warner Bros. / New Line
2Frozen (2013)$28,845,00047%3,335-205$8,649$248,366,4766Disney
3Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$20,150,000-23%3,5070$5,746$83,667,0182Paramount
4American Hustle$19,550,0002%2,5070$7,798$60,000,3533Sony / Columbia
5The Wolf of Wall Street$18,510,000--2,537--$7,296$34,301,5591Paramount
6Saving Mr. Banks$14,021,00050%2,1100$6,645$37,843,6173Disney
7The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$13,000,000--2,909--$4,469$25,594,9601Fox
8The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$10,200,00016%2,315-634$4,406$391,123,8436Lionsgate
947 Ronin$9,869,000--2,689--$3,670$20,571,2201Universal
10Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas$7,400,000-12%1,788-406$4,139$43,719,0763Lionsgate
11Grudge Match$7,310,000--2,838--$2,576$13,428,2221Warner Bros.
12Walking With Dinosaurs$7,100,0000%3,24312$2,189$20,768,3062Fox
13Justin Bieber's Believe$2,014,000--1,037--$1,942$4,276,5001Open Road

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$2,422,0008186%975971$2,484$4,731,4685Weinstein Company
2Philomena$1,829,00051%727-11$2,516$16,506,4236Weinstein Company
3Inside Llewyn Davis$1,254,57416%16113$7,792$4,625,2894CBS Films
4Nebraska$800,00042%250-60$3,200$5,773,8057Paramount Vantage
5Thor: The Dark World$660,000-51%319-797$2,069$202,387,5378Disney
6The Book Thief$640,000-15%481-199$1,331$17,910,4928Fox
7Gravity$525,00022%175-127$3,000$254,610,40413Warner Bros.
8Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$515,00074%303-10$1,700$116,607,31314Sony / Columbia
912 Years a Slave$388,0005%154-147$2,519$37,813,98411Fox Searchlight
10Ender's Game$292,000175%24962$1,173$61,192,0269Lionsgate / Summit
11Dallas Buyers Club$286,805-25%124-206$2,313$15,738,6019Focus
12Last Vegas$247,000-2%221-112$1,118$62,686,7619CBS Films
13The Best Man Holiday$246,000-37%120-231$2,050$70,279,2707Universal
14Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$238,00023%257-21$926$101,267,11110Paramount
15Free Birds$214,000212%24359$881$54,422,0229Relativity Media
16Despicable Me 2$134,00036%165-32$812$367,741,66026Universal
17Delivery Man$120,000-75%136-527$882$29,647,5956Disney / DreamWorks
18Escape Plan$70,0009%107-31$654$24,958,08111Lionsgate / Summit
19Out of the Furnace$45,000-86%102-626$441$11,125,7514Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Her (2013)$645,000148%4741$13,723$1,537,3212Warner Bros.
2August: Osage County$179,475--5--$35,895$179,4751Weinstein Company
3Lone Survivor$92,468--2--$46,234$155,4351Universal
4The Great Beauty$73,3447%420$1,746$785,5737Janus Films
5All Is Lost$63,95032%66-17$969$5,946,90011Roadside Attractions
6Personal Tailor$51,000-55%90$5,667$253,7222China Lion Film
7The Past$39,24034%52$7,848$93,2442Sony Pictures Classics
8The Invisible Woman$37,149--3--$12,383$58,2651Sony Pictures Classics
920 Feet from Stardom$4,22345%8-2$528$4,813,89729RADiUS-TWC
10Inequality for All$40214%1-1$402$1,191,39414RADiUS-TWC