'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 Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jan. 28 - Sun, Jan. 30

Wide (1000+)

1Hide and Seek$21,959,215--3,005--$7,308$21,959,2151Fox
2Are We There Yet?$16,345,225-12%2,7101$6,031$38,457,8322Sony / Columbia
3Million Dollar Baby$12,264,481642%2,0101863$6,102$21,585,6427Warner Bros.
4Meet the Fockers$8,026,987-17%3,006-440$2,670$258,374,1586Universal
5Coach Carter$8,014,720-24%2,57422$3,114$53,570,7203Paramount
6The Aviator (2004)$7,550,12856%2,503242$3,016$68,250,3266Miramax
7Racing Stripes$6,538,059-4%3,1850$2,053$35,065,1623Warner Bros.
8Sideways$6,346,016122%1,694995$3,746$40,057,01215Fox Searchlight
9In Good Company$6,243,630-22%1,960-3$3,186$35,996,3815Universal
10Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)$4,289,986-34%2,2970$1,868$14,761,9272Rogue