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.

Weekly domestic gross

YearWeekTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
201115 (Apr 15 - Apr 21)$155,703,5726%$184,593,00016%Rio (2011)
200915 (Apr 10 - Apr 16)$165,531,32775%$182,385,00055%Hannah Montana: The Movie
201415 (Apr 11 - Apr 17)$178,158,22634%$167,162,00011%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
200615 (Apr 14 - Apr 20)$143,739,48258%$162,217,00052%Scary Movie 4
200415 (Apr 09 - Apr 15)$121,630,85612%$161,304,00016%The Passion of the Christ
201015 (Apr 09 - Apr 15)$146,338,317-12%$159,746,000-12%Clash of the Titans (2010)
201315 (Apr 12 - Apr 18)$133,217,2500%$150,038,0002%42 (2013)
200715 (Apr 13 - Apr 19)$113,845,396-21%$148,190,000-9%Disturbia
201215 (Apr 13 - Apr 19)$133,105,295-15%$147,582,000-20%The Hunger Games
200315 (Apr 11 - Apr 17)$109,084,4047%$138,727,00011%Anger Management
200115 (Apr 13 - Apr 19)$45,017,360-45%$129,613,0009%Kingdom Come
200215 (Apr 12 - Apr 18)$101,630,986126%$125,221,000-3%Changing Lanes
200015 (Apr 14 - Apr 20)$81,428,898157%$118,697,000--Rules of Engagement
200815 (Apr 11 - Apr 17)$94,685,653-17%$117,671,000-21%Prom Night (2008)
200515 (Apr 15 - Apr 21)$91,221,703-25%$106,626,000-34%The Amityville Horror (2005)