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 Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Nov. 28 - Sun, Nov. 30

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Flubber$26,725,207--2,641--$10,119$35,892,5811Disney
2Alien Resurrection$16,474,092--2,415--$6,822$25,788,9541Fox
3Anastasia$11,837,750-16%2,511371$4,714$26,063,2242Fox
4The Rainmaker (1997)$10,615,1220%2,34124$4,534$21,241,6292Paramount
5The Jackal$7,565,475-16%2,23534$3,385$31,754,1653Universal
6Mortal Kombat: Annihilation$6,789,482-60%2,1400$3,173$23,561,1762New Line
7Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil$5,327,1052%1,080256$4,933$10,560,7632Warner Bros.
8The Little Mermaid (1997 re-issue)$3,990,314-30%1,929-128$2,069$19,492,2553Buena Vista
9Bean$2,955,340-31%1,833-158$1,612$32,837,9397Gramercy
10Starship Troopers$2,753,863-41%2,397-425$1,149$51,002,2294Sony / TriStar