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.

Weekend domestic gross

YearWeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
198616 (Apr 18 - Apr 20) - 1986$20,250,126-21%$22,973,678-26%Legend
198316 (Apr 22 - Apr 24) - 1983$21,261,928-4%$26,145,67416%Flashdance
198516 (Apr 19 - Apr 21) - 1985$25,556,572-31%$31,033,773-24%Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
199416 (Apr 22 - Apr 24) - 1994$25,829,496-36%$36,406,011-23%Bad Girls
198716 (Apr 17 - Apr 19) - 1987$30,555,44351%$32,814,44943%The Secret of My Success
199116 (Apr 19 - Apr 21) - 1991$33,560,677-11%$35,497,438-13%Out for Justice
198816 (Apr 15 - Apr 17) - 1988$33,635,01610%$41,344,69426%Beetlejuice
198916 (Apr 21 - Apr 23) - 1989$35,814,0786%$38,708,804-6%Pet Sematary
198416 (Apr 20 - Apr 22) - 1984$37,141,10575%$41,082,61557%Police Academy
199016 (Apr 20 - Apr 22) - 1990$37,793,3136%$40,651,1925%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
199316 (Apr 16 - Apr 18) - 1993$40,128,003-10%$47,273,756-11%Indecent Proposal
199616 (Apr 19 - Apr 21) - 1996$42,051,608-2%$47,491,766-5%Primal Fear
199516 (Apr 21 - Apr 23) - 1995$42,838,80966%$49,880,53137%While You Were Sleeping
199216 (Apr 17 - Apr 19) - 1992$44,512,28333%$53,228,28350%Basic Instinct
199716 (Apr 18 - Apr 20) - 1997$52,341,43424%$58,324,47123%Anaconda
199816 (Apr 17 - Apr 19) - 1998$59,481,82314%$70,232,34820%City of Angels
200116 (Apr 20 - Apr 22) - 2001$64,219,976-9%$80,573,352-11%Bridget Jones's Diary
199916 (Apr 16 - Apr 18) - 1999$66,574,77012%$81,934,21917%Life
200716 (Apr 20 - Apr 22) - 2007$68,943,069-27%$88,295,432-19%Disturbia
200016 (Apr 21 - Apr 23) - 2000$70,399,7256%$90,838,17111%U-571
200516 (Apr 22 - Apr 24) - 2005$78,191,4400%$93,092,921-11%The Interpreter
200416 (Apr 16 - Apr 18) - 2004$78,309,260-7%$104,873,899-2%Kill Bill Vol. 2
200816 (Apr 18 - Apr 20) - 2008$79,672,09816%$93,678,2506%The Forbidden Kingdom
200316 (Apr 18 - Apr 20) - 2003$83,867,044-6%$107,359,6444%Anger Management
200216 (Apr 19 - Apr 21) - 2002$88,831,94138%$102,931,20628%The Scorpion King
200616 (Apr 21 - Apr 23) - 2006$94,978,68521%$109,175,09217%Silent Hill
201316 (Apr 19 - Apr 21) - 2013$96,489,683-19%$110,250,818-19%Oblivion (2013)
200916 (Apr 17 - Apr 19) - 2009$97,375,34922%$108,509,05816%17 Again
201016 (Apr 16 - Apr 18) - 2010$108,077,82311%$119,506,90010%Kick-Ass
201116 (Apr 22 - Apr 24) - 2011$114,486,3426%$136,396,84714%Rio (2011)
201216 (Apr 20 - Apr 22) - 2012$118,940,9924%$135,397,715-1%Think Like a Man