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.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, May. 22 - Sun, May. 24

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$54,172,744--4,096--$13,226$54,172,7441Fox
2Terminator Salvation$42,558,199--3,530--$12,056$55,930,3381Warner Bros.
3Star Trek$22,892,687-47%4,053193$5,648$184,528,8403Paramount
4Angels & Demons$21,721,947-53%3,5270$6,159$81,833,9252Sony / Columbia
5Dance Flick$10,643,666--2,450--$4,344$10,643,6661Paramount
6X-Men Origins: Wolverine$8,070,380-45%3,183-709$2,535$163,324,1964Fox
7Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$3,845,344-42%2,255-895$1,705$45,986,9384Warner Bros. / New Line
8Obsessed$1,976,518-57%1,603-1031$1,233$65,883,8845Sony / Screen Gems
9Monsters vs. Aliens$1,458,312-54%1,434-517$1,017$193,110,7669Paramount / DreamWorks
1017 Again$1,014,605-70%1,107-1343$917$60,329,4536Warner Bros. / New Line