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 Fri, Mar. 29 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Mar. 29 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1G.I. Joe: Retaliation$15,321,23746%3,719--$4,120$25,828,1121Paramount
2The Croods$10,704,572110%4,06519$2,633$72,886,6492Fox / DreamWorks Animation
3Tyler Perry's Temptation$9,405,639--2,047--$4,595$9,405,6391Lionsgate
4The Host (2013)$5,337,111--3,202--$1,667$5,337,1111Open Road
5Olympus Has Fallen$4,805,281107%3,1068$1,547$45,547,9502FilmDistrict
6Oz: The Great and Powerful$4,310,30775%3,324-481$1,297$190,982,7074Disney
7The Call$1,746,46093%2,439-68$716$36,426,6763Sony / TriStar
8Admission$1,165,28899%2,1611$539$9,674,1662Focus
9Spring Breakers$1,100,635130%1,379--$798$8,400,9253A24
10The Incredible Burt Wonderstone$493,12517%1,575-1585$313$19,779,7463Warner Bros. / New Line
11Identity Thief$400,34070%1,082-1084$370$129,218,2308Universal
12Jack the Giant Slayer$384,41533%1,080-1480$356$60,764,7375Warner Bros. / New Line

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Mar. 29 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$302,03182%752-292$402$128,113,66720Weinstein Company
2Snitch (2013)$157,09564%746-1061$211$41,066,4976Lionsgate / Summit
3Safe Haven$156,34524%550-729$284$69,580,0277Relativity Media
4Life of Pi$146,00282%340-149$429$123,039,86719Fox
521 And Over$116,0048%344-790$337$24,765,3165Relativity Media
6Quartet$111,14555%302-123$368$16,328,53812Weinstein Company
7Escape From Planet Earth$95,55313%977-517$98$53,787,5327Weinstein Company
8Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$67,241138%202-7$333$55,104,48510Paramount
9Django Unchained$58,98682%233-63$253$162,201,79914Weinstein Company
10Stoker$58,71838%194-81$303$1,357,7195Fox Searchlight
11A Good Day to Die Hard$57,837158%209-239$277$66,449,9467Fox
12Warm Bodies$49,721112%162-137$307$65,172,9959Lionsgate / Summit
13Argo$46,707139%26075$180$135,635,41625Warner Bros.
14Emperor$45,10751%138-99$327$2,786,9364Roadside Attractions
15Side Effects (2013)$40,45129%102-123$397$31,147,9558Open Road
16Parental Guidance$37,54177%140-45$268$76,847,36014Fox
17Mama$26,445104%123-7$215$71,540,86011Universal
18Rise of The Guardians$26,30277%134-28$196$103,256,69619Paramount / DreamWorks
19The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$25,69712%145-90$177$302,805,62216Warner Bros. / New Line
20Dark Skies$23,07574%101-104$228$17,097,1896Weinstein / Dimension
21The Last Exorcism Part II$22,73147%102-353$223$15,114,9155CBS Films
22Les Miserables (2012)$19,65552%109-20$180$148,740,61014Universal
23Beautiful Creatures (2013)$15,3233%115-73$133$19,372,9417Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Mar. 29 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Place Beyond the Pines$95,027--4--$23,757$95,0271Focus
2Himmatwala$72,547--99--$733$72,5471UTV Motion Pictures
3From Up on Poppy Hill$39,832307%2519$1,593$204,5273GKIDS
4To the Arctic 3D$27,31733%520$525$11,880,89250Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Born to Be Wild 3D$19,7467%300$658$22,337,668104Warner Bros. / IMAX
6The Sapphires$18,412308%128$1,534$73,0012Weinstein Company
7The Impossible$16,72176%86-37$194$18,790,17215Lionsgate / Summit
8Starbuck$13,728464%1714$808$3,491,5862eOne Films US
9Dead Man Down$10,252-51%75-537$137$10,746,2424FilmDistrict
10Gangster Squad$6,764158%500$135$45,984,42412Warner Bros.
11Parker$3,97548%36-19$110$17,600,71910FilmDistrict
12Bless Me, Ultima$3,71220%11-10$337$1,528,9606Arenas Entertainment
13Kai Po Che$2,318119%5-13$464$1,112,0466UTV Motion Pictures
14Camp (2013)$1,907-53%6-11$318$102,4666Freestyle Releasing
15The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$1,321-61%7-21$189$361,7815Methinx Entertainment
16Rangrezz$66-78%2-9$33$5,9032UTV Motion Pictures