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.
1How to Train Your Dragon$15,350,213-22%3,665-160$4,188$178,345,9275Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Back-up Plan$12,201,710--3,280--$3,720$12,201,7101CBS Films
3Date Night$10,461,223-37%3,294-86$3,176$63,332,8193Fox
4The Losers$9,406,348--2,936--$3,204$9,406,3481Warner Bros.
5Kick-Ass$9,342,398-53%3,0650$3,048$34,708,2222Lionsgate
6Clash of the Titans (2010)$8,924,180-42%3,271-482$2,728$145,563,5574Warner Bros.
7Death at a Funeral (2010)$8,022,762-51%2,4590$3,263$28,471,9392Sony / Screen Gems
8Oceans$6,058,958--1,206--$5,024$8,525,4881Disneynature
9The Last Song$3,760,816-37%2,79427$1,346$55,459,4874Disney
10Alice in Wonderland (2010)$2,264,097-38%1,385-639$1,635$327,537,0238Disney