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, Apr. 5 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 5 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Clash of the Titans (2010)$6,393,396-54%3,777--$1,693$70,283,5061Warner Bros.
2How to Train Your Dragon$5,286,039-23%4,0605$1,302$97,421,9552Paramount / DreamWorks
3Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$2,963,021-55%2,155--$1,375$32,252,5581Lionsgate
4The Last Song$2,338,167-19%2,673--$875$27,733,2081Disney
5Alice in Wonderland (2010)$1,231,848-40%2,980-404$413$310,965,6015Disney
6Diary of a Wimpy Kid$1,183,70114%2,842-241$417$47,195,3513Fox
7Hot Tub Time Machine$944,687-56%2,77117$341$28,857,7212MGM
8The Bounty Hunter$762,331-45%3,11844$244$49,611,6313Sony / Columbia
9She's Out of My League$203,321-48%1,390-1042$146$28,916,2954Paramount
10Shutter Island$184,289-50%1,356-767$136$123,625,2267Paramount