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'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 Fri, Jul. 29 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 29 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Smurfs$13,260,814--3,395--$3,906$13,260,8141Sony / Columbia
2Cowboys & Aliens$13,087,485--3,750--$3,490$13,087,4851Universal
3Captain America: The First Avenger$7,864,58145%3,7150$2,117$99,731,8492Paramount
4Crazy, Stupid, Love$6,584,335--3,020--$2,180$6,584,3351Warner Bros.
5Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$6,557,95335%4,145-230$1,582$303,092,4623Warner Bros.
6Friends With Benefits$3,170,02940%2,9260$1,083$32,070,3102Sony / Screen Gems
7Horrible Bosses$2,214,07444%2,510-594$882$91,315,6264Warner Bros. / New Line
8Transformers: Dark of the Moon$1,793,66729%2,604-771$689$333,715,0815Paramount / DreamWorks
9Zookeeper$1,411,57013%2,418-797$584$65,942,4104Sony / Columbia
10Cars 2$694,543-15%1,763-905$394$180,464,0916Disney
11Winnie the Pooh$532,953-23%1,632-773$327$21,190,8183Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jul. 29 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bad Teacher$269,463-24%765-1269$352$96,144,8706Sony / Columbia
2Bridesmaids$268,61038%484-196$555$164,866,59512Universal
3Kung Fu Panda 2$198,871255%31969$623$161,218,38510Paramount / DreamWorks
4Mr. Popper's Penguins$163,6111%412-179$397$64,321,5387Fox
5The Hangover Part II$116,260178%34671$336$252,744,27710Warner Bros.
6The Tree of Life$93,55121%196-34$477$11,445,92510Fox Searchlight
7Super 8$90,760-14%325-333$279$124,760,7978Paramount
8X-Men: First Class$86,12861%254-41$339$144,522,4619Fox
9Larry Crowne$85,555-34%335-700$255$34,930,4955Universal
10Beginners$62,46938%147-10$425$4,863,6579Focus
11Thor$60,5136%190-46$318$180,433,77713Paramount
12Rio (2011)$55,216-17%174-36$317$142,892,21916Fox
13Green Lantern$51,011-12%135-286$378$114,195,1207Warner Bros.
14Monte Carlo$48,195-43%168-192$287$22,188,2515Fox
15Fast Five$39,98553%125-49$320$209,590,11014Universal
16Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer$23,883-46%161-29$148$14,840,2718Relativity Media
17A Better Life$20,938-13%108-74$194$1,529,7726Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jul. 29 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sarah's Key$89,522604%3328$2,713$259,4822Weinstein Company
2Born to Be Wild 3D$89,24717%491$1,821$10,127,16917Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Snow Flower and the Secret Fan$52,28781%9332$562$578,4063Fox Searchlight
4Attack the Block$46,207--8--$5,776$46,2071Sony / Screen Gems
5The Devil's Double$31,769--5--$6,354$31,7691Lionsgate
6Another Earth$30,823271%2016$1,541$143,0892Fox Searchlight
7Singham$16,947--39-11$435$240,7132Reliance Big Pictures
8The Future$9,465--1--$9,465$9,4651Roadside Attractions
9Water for Elephants$8,549-28%41-50$209$58,647,69815Fox
10Project Nim$7,88020%212$375$203,1544Roadside Attractions
11Insidious$6,30613%41-18$154$53,929,33518FilmDistrict
12A Little Help$5,2104%240$217$68,6382Freestyle Releasing
13Submarine$3,47336%191$183$442,3109Weinstein Company
14Delhi Belly$2,610-32%7-18$373$1,517,7685UTV Communications
15Everything Must Go$742-38%8-1$93$2,691,62012Roadside Attractions
16The Last Mountain$286--2-1$143$111,5789Dada Films
17The Music Never Stopped$22688%2-2$113$256,18520Roadside Attractions
1835 and Ticking$21826%2-1$109$94,29911Image Entertainment
19Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$155-70%20$78$231,84846Collective Eye
20The Conspirator$144-66%3-7$48$11,531,39716Roadside Attractions
21Daylight (2011)$136--0----$2,1883Cinema Purgatorio