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 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.

Daily Domestic Gross Sun, May. 17 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 17 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Trek$12,990,378-29%3,86011$3,365$147,646,9832Paramount
2Angels & Demons$12,106,422-31%3,527--$3,432$46,204,6311Sony / Columbia
3X-Men Origins: Wolverine$4,084,014-37%3,892-210$1,049$150,992,7003Fox
4Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$1,653,369-42%3,150-25$525$39,857,9343Warner Bros. / New Line
5Monsters vs. Aliens$1,121,593-24%1,951-234$575$190,741,0758Paramount / DreamWorks
6Obsessed$1,045,743-48%2,63432$397$62,609,5674Sony / Screen Gems
717 Again$898,519-40%2,450-453$367$58,367,7715Warner Bros. / New Line
8The Soloist$651,567-40%2,022-68$322$27,504,9094Paramount / DreamWorks
9Next Day Air$589,972-39%1,1391$518$7,612,8082Summit
10Earth (2009)$567,115-17%1,584-210$358$29,087,0354Disneynature