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, Mar. 9 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Mar. 9 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Oz: The Great and Powerful$33,017,57037%3,912--$8,440$57,114,1921Disney
2Jack the Giant Slayer$4,494,76578%3,5250$1,275$40,812,6352Warner Bros. / New Line
3Identity Thief$2,986,99066%3,002-228$995$114,999,0755Universal
4Snitch (2013)$2,333,54366%2,340-171$997$30,492,4853Lionsgate / Summit
5Dead Man Down$2,188,53819%2,188--$1,000$4,021,0471FilmDistrict
621 And Over$2,131,41727%2,7710$769$15,599,2922Relativity Media
7Silver Linings Playbook$1,740,61067%1,727-109$1,008$119,786,80617Weinstein Company
8Safe Haven$1,676,97734%2,541-410$660$62,012,3614Relativity Media
9Escape From Planet Earth$1,519,315116%2,549-561$596$46,846,7514Weinstein Company
10The Last Exorcism Part II$1,452,82536%2,7000$538$11,481,3782CBS Films
11A Good Day to Die Hard$967,79170%1,725-864$561$62,783,1854Fox
12Dark Skies$585,78850%1,505-808$389$15,287,5423Weinstein / Dimension
13Warm Bodies$472,18359%1,052-878$449$63,328,8366Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Mar. 9 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Life of Pi$738,17586%67145$1,100$118,923,54816Fox
2Quartet$567,37260%715-10$794$12,913,3979Weinstein Company
3Argo$490,20077%741-244$662$134,039,09522Warner Bros.
4Emperor$438,44833%261--$1,680$769,2761Roadside Attractions
5Side Effects (2013)$415,00376%602-510$689$29,352,6865Open Road
6Zero Dark Thirty$327,20385%522-200$627$94,458,38412Sony / Columbia
7Lincoln$212,23684%432-220$491$180,731,37018Disney / DreamWorks
8Django Unchained$198,29560%336-647$590$160,990,94211Weinstein Company
9The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$172,90779%337127$513$301,765,46913Warner Bros. / New Line
10Les Miserables (2012)$140,14566%286-66$490$148,053,28011Universal
11Rise of The Guardians$110,118143%275-20$400$102,610,28616Paramount / DreamWorks
12Beautiful Creatures (2013)$81,56471%281-794$290$18,969,0344Warner Bros.
13Parental Guidance$78,27665%219-39$357$76,245,21811Fox
14Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$74,67559%225-376$332$54,444,5197Paramount
15Mama$72,76070%214-233$340$71,079,7258Universal
16Jack Reacher$61,52353%194-31$317$79,859,31412Paramount
17The Impossible$44,04454%114-37$386$18,460,95412Lionsgate / Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Mar. 9 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Stoker$49,18753%1710$2,893$295,7272Fox Searchlight
2Kai Po Che$45,83884%71-33$646$989,6083UTV Motion Pictures
3The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$33,48184%56-12$598$218,9002Methinx Entertainment
4Gangster Squad$25,03258%90-48$278$45,840,6619Warner Bros.
5Bless Me, Ultima$21,59066%52-131$415$1,365,3733Arenas Entertainment
6Girl Rising$21,3804%13--$1,645$185,5761Gathr Films
7Skyfall$19,79284%69-32$287$304,350,11218Sony / Columbia
8Hyde Park on Hudson$17,38869%391$446$6,278,87914Focus
9To the Arctic 3D$16,5447%520$318$11,551,37047Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Born to Be Wild 3D$10,02131%300$334$22,116,478101Warner Bros. / IMAX
11Movie 43$7,51539%6346$119$8,823,5627Relativity Media
12Parker$6,54231%34-17$192$17,465,4907FilmDistrict
13Bullet to the Head$4,96760%34-52$146$9,480,2386Warner Bros.
14Camp (2013)$4,89220%42$1,223$28,0513Freestyle Releasing
15Broken City$4,83462%24-45$201$19,663,2858Fox
16A Late Quartet$3,18383%71$455$1,559,61519Entertainment One / RKO
17Le Petit Soldat (2013 re-issue)$2,98359%1--$2,983$4,8631Rialto Pictures
18The Sweeney$399109%1-10$399$26,1622eOne Films US
19Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare$20-57%10$20$97,26823Roadside Attractions