'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 with $0.615 million. 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, Nov. 7 - Sun, Nov. 9

Wide (1000+)

1Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$63,107,303--4,056--$15,559$63,107,3031Paramount / DreamWorks
2Role Models$19,166,143--2,792--$6,865$19,166,1431Universal
3High School Musical 3: Senior Year$9,159,330-40%3,464-162$2,644$75,572,2793Disney
5Zack and Miri Make a Porno$6,273,445-38%2,7350$2,294$20,686,1212The Weinstein Company
6Soul Men$5,401,321--2,044--$2,643$5,401,3211MGM / Weinstein
7Saw V$4,067,453-58%2,829-255$1,438$52,187,3383Lionsgate
8The Haunting of Molly Hartley$3,318,282-39%2,576-76$1,288$10,064,8022Freestyle
9The Secret Life of Bees$3,088,889-23%1,481-130$2,086$29,902,9394Fox Searchlight
10Eagle Eye$2,542,407-27%1,407-600$1,807$96,347,1777Paramount / DreamWorks