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, Aug. 1 - Sun, Aug. 3

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dark Knight$42,666,077-43%4,266-100$10,001$393,755,5573Warner Bros.
2The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor$40,458,735--3,760--$10,760$40,458,7351Universal
3Step Brothers$16,505,500-47%3,0940$5,335$63,170,4772Sony / Columbia
4Mamma Mia!$12,614,308-29%3,06272$4,120$87,470,4373Universal
5Journey to the Center of the Earth$6,662,525-31%2,285-403$2,916$72,932,6024Warner Bros. / New Line
6Swing Vote$6,230,942--2,213--$2,816$6,230,9421Disney
7Hancock$5,088,015-39%2,782-527$1,829$215,884,3875Sony / Columbia
8WALL-E$4,602,836-28%2,555-489$1,802$204,080,4756Disney
9The X-Files: I Want to Believe$3,386,334-66%3,1850$1,063$17,018,6752Fox
10Space Chimps$2,720,708-40%2,134-404$1,275$21,973,9673Fox