Grosses

'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.

Weekend domestic gross

YearWeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
201117 (Apr 29 - May 01) - 2011$140,262,29863%$158,903,47259%Fast Five
200917 (Apr 24 - Apr 26) - 2009$100,328,14232%$113,856,06725%Obsessed
201217 (Apr 27 - Apr 29) - 2012$91,171,173-35%$110,511,447-30%Think Like a Man
200617 (Apr 28 - Apr 30) - 2006$86,023,49211%$102,234,95313%RV
201017 (Apr 23 - Apr 25) - 2010$85,792,705-14%$99,741,365-12%How to Train Your Dragon
200417 (Apr 23 - Apr 25) - 2004$79,326,16411%$98,693,8657%Man on Fire (2004)
201317 (Apr 26 - Apr 28) - 2013$78,125,503-14%$92,038,072-17%Pain and Gain
200517 (Apr 29 - May 01) - 2005$77,579,353-2%$90,651,865-8%The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
200817 (Apr 25 - Apr 27) - 2008$76,023,47834%$91,137,87317%Baby Mama
200317 (Apr 25 - Apr 27) - 2003$71,241,0916%$92,484,19011%Identity
200217 (Apr 26 - Apr 28) - 2002$67,131,22533%$82,968,46324%The Scorpion King
200017 (Apr 28 - Apr 30) - 2000$64,213,48534%$82,287,61331%U-571
200717 (Apr 27 - Apr 29) - 2007$56,942,109-34%$77,683,667-24%Disturbia
199717 (Apr 25 - Apr 27) - 1997$53,120,33728%$56,783,18320%Volcano
200117 (Apr 27 - Apr 29) - 2001$50,386,961-22%$66,654,104-19%Driven
199917 (Apr 23 - Apr 25) - 1999$47,983,5553%$62,796,36010%The Matrix
199817 (Apr 24 - Apr 26) - 1998$46,745,631-12%$56,883,8640%The Big Hit
199617 (Apr 26 - Apr 28) - 1996$41,544,0375%$47,431,5977%The Quest
199517 (Apr 28 - Apr 30) - 1995$39,465,05849%$44,307,49419%While You Were Sleeping
199017 (Apr 27 - Apr 29) - 1990$37,050,09611%$41,655,3358%Pretty Woman
199317 (Apr 23 - Apr 25) - 1993$36,238,2997%$43,031,615-5%Indecent Proposal
199217 (Apr 24 - Apr 26) - 1992$33,951,60310%$45,180,13436%Basic Instinct
198917 (Apr 28 - Apr 30) - 1989$33,471,1567%$38,563,7404%Pet Sematary
198817 (Apr 22 - Apr 24) - 1988$31,166,63020%$37,148,18328%Beetlejuice
199117 (Apr 26 - Apr 28) - 1991$30,725,831-17%$33,308,796-20%Oscar
198417 (Apr 27 - Apr 29) - 1984$27,221,45548%$30,002,71938%Police Academy
199417 (Apr 29 - May 01) - 1994$26,543,398-27%$37,092,743-14%No Escape
198717 (Apr 24 - Apr 26) - 1987$26,026,20961%$28,995,40956%The Secret of My Success
198517 (Apr 26 - Apr 28) - 1985$22,462,614-17%$25,475,421-15%Stick
198317 (Apr 29 - May 01) - 1983$18,412,003-7%$21,664,3905%Flashdance
198617 (Apr 25 - Apr 27) - 1986$16,172,431-28%$18,532,565-27%Legend