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.

Daily Domestic Gross Mon, Dec. 22 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 22 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$13,563,374-42%3,703--$3,663$137,663,4601New Line
2Mona Lisa Smile$2,311,599-31%2,677--$864$13,839,5311Sony / Columbia
3Something's Gotta Give$1,753,415-50%2,6770$655$35,182,2512Sony / Columbia
4Elf$1,546,924-18%2,451-425$631$156,383,0487New Line
5The Last Samurai$1,368,325-49%2,93830$466$60,857,0263Warner Bros.
6Stuck on You$1,070,866-36%3,0074$356$18,054,5042Fox
7The Haunted Mansion$950,756-29%2,414-587$394$59,753,2864Disney
8Bad Santa$729,631-58%2,225-315$328$43,652,7494Miramax / Dimension
9Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat$605,854-26%2,121-834$286$94,534,4565Universal
10Love Don't Cost a Thing$576,672-44%1,8440$313$11,767,9242Warner Bros.