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.

Daily Domestic Gross Sat, Feb. 6 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 6 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dear John$12,470,283-9%2,969--$4,200$26,234,9871Sony / Screen Gems
2Avatar$11,539,79887%3,000-74$3,847$624,554,3068Fox
3From Paris with Love$3,755,80727%2,722--$1,380$6,704,5221Lionsgate
4The Tooth Fairy$3,479,723113%3,218-127$1,081$32,947,9913Fox
5Edge of Darkness$3,469,53650%3,0660$1,132$27,871,9782Warner Bros.
6When in Rome$2,607,96527%2,4560$1,062$20,057,1742Disney
7The Book of Eli$2,449,91062%2,820-255$869$81,293,5754Warner Bros.
8Legion$1,700,48660%2,339-137$727$34,041,6183Sony / Screen Gems
9Sherlock Holmes$1,353,13073%1,805-445$750$201,084,8437Warner Bros.
10The Blind Side$1,346,12074%1,740-11$774$240,986,06712Warner Bros.