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.

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Parents$15,049,094-6%2,64728$5,685$100,016,0954Universal
2Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2$13,223,887--3,317--$3,987$13,223,8871Artisan
3Remember the Titans$8,028,312-19%2,8032$2,864$87,772,7215Disney
4Bedazzled (2000)$7,829,426-40%2,5713$3,045$20,935,9522Fox
5Pay It Forward$6,803,726-29%2,1300$3,194$16,435,0852Warner Bros.
6The Little Vampire$5,719,627--2,009--$2,847$5,719,6271New Line
7Lucky Numbers$4,536,625--2,497--$1,817$4,536,6251Paramount
8The Contender$2,451,591-30%1,63968$1,496$13,985,1353DreamWorks
9The Legend of Drunken Master$2,429,386-37%1,3453$1,806$6,274,6642Miramax / Dimension
10The Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen$1,585,848-46%1,401-307$1,132$29,555,0186Warner Bros.