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 Sat, Sep. 11 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Sep. 11 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Resident Evil: Afterlife$9,809,654-9%3,203--$3,063$20,548,6161Sony / Screen Gems
2Takers$2,645,90448%2,191-15$1,208$46,440,1523Sony / Screen Gems
3The American$2,517,67641%2,83310$889$26,735,1492Focus
4Machete$1,750,25531%2,6788$654$19,706,2912Fox
5Going the Distance (2010)$1,619,34926%3,0300$534$13,072,5142Warner Bros. / New Line
6The Other Guys$1,591,84659%2,246-361$709$111,685,8966Sony / Columbia
7The Last Exorcism$1,560,11948%2,731-143$571$37,356,6153Lionsgate
8The Expendables$1,473,45357%3,058-340$482$97,657,0265Lionsgate
9Inception$1,304,97957%1,583-121$824$281,545,9389Warner Bros.
10Eat Pray Love$1,235,17339%2,339-324$528$73,859,5655Sony / Columbia
11Nanny McPhee Returns$981,060118%2,364-344$415$25,630,9454Universal
12The Switch (2010)$920,52945%1,595-290$577$24,557,9514Miramax
13Despicable Me$770,225124%1,375-225$560$242,988,84510Universal
14Vampires Suck$749,65583%1,670-764$449$34,760,7304Fox
15The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$327,27050%1,187791$276$299,435,63611Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Sep. 11 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lottery Ticket$608,07787%905-405$672$22,340,5034Warner Bros.
2Scott Pilgrim vs. the World$368,30549%619-188$595$30,234,0455Universal
3Toy Story 3$342,148124%712-808$481$409,708,66013Disney
4Avatar$319,75366%436-376$733$759,343,72139Fox
5Piranha 3D$311,55949%825-964$378$24,156,7484Weinstein Company
6Salt$290,35256%484-221$600$116,297,9208Sony / Columbia
7Dinner for Schmucks$230,27454%536-268$430$71,732,5857Paramount / DreamWorks
8Flipped$217,34750%442414$492$1,145,4966Warner Bros.
9Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$188,402120%425-30$443$42,542,1427Warner Bros.
10Grown Ups$177,86165%339-44$525$160,583,96312Sony / Columbia
11The Kids Are All Right$122,18368%218-21$560$20,175,64610Focus
12Ramona and Beezus$88,066119%275-30$320$25,468,2708Fox
13The Last Airbender$85,47189%220-37$389$131,345,51011Paramount
14The Karate Kid (2010)$61,478100%168-59$366$176,431,44314Sony / Columbia
15Winter's Bone$57,92041%11020$527$5,771,82514Roadside Attractions
16Charlie St. Cloud$51,28059%190-30$270$31,114,1657Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Sep. 11 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$65,03270%60-63$1,084$15,308,03426Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Tillman Story$37,50356%251$1,500$399,8084Weinstein Company
3Predators$26,33585%86-25$306$51,844,86010Fox
4Knight and Day$23,96121%93-49$258$76,296,94212Fox
5The Concert$18,005105%19-1$948$490,9778Weinstein Company
6The Romantics$15,257-5%2--$7,629$31,3851Four of a Kind
7Under the Sea 3D$12,834104%15-1$856$24,149,23083Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Bran Nue Dae$11,02274%16--$689$17,3631Freestyle Releasing
9La Soga$9,465-14%72$1,352$185,87357-57 Releasing
10Cyrus$6,48227%260$249$7,395,75513Fox Searchlight
11The Disappearance of Alice Creed$2,066100%4-2$517$152,6726Anchor Bay
12Solitary Man$1,88474%9-15$209$4,346,36017Anchor Bay
13White Wedding (2009)$94926%2-2$475$10,3642Dada Films
14Princess Kaiulani$85736%30$286$879,82918Roadside Attractions