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 Sun, Jul. 7 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 7 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Despicable Me 2$23,662,240-19%3,997--$5,920$143,074,9601Universal
2The Lone Ranger$7,904,440-26%3,904--$2,025$48,715,0101Disney
3The Heat$6,873,984-26%3,1843$2,159$86,259,1952Fox
4Monsters University$5,352,100-25%3,739-265$1,431$216,253,9793Disney
5World War Z$5,231,828-23%3,316-291$1,578$158,989,6383Paramount
6White House Down$3,715,710-28%3,2220$1,153$50,485,2492Sony / Columbia
7Man of Steel$3,248,714-24%2,905-1226$1,118$271,188,4504Warner Bros.
8This Is The End$1,759,698-15%2,104-606$836$85,674,3204Sony / Columbia
9Now You See Me$788,021-28%1,606-958$491$110,498,6036Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jul. 7 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$2,625,479-28%876--$2,997$17,391,1671Lionsgate / Summit
2Star Trek Into Darkness$358,095-30%565-470$634$223,065,0118Paramount
3Fast & Furious 6$256,055-42%617-933$415$235,488,6757Universal
4Epic$136,025-31%428-346$318$104,042,6677Fox
5The Internship$123,742-29%379-629$326$42,762,5385Fox
6Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$123,045-33%170-52$724$3,054,1465Roadside Attractions
7After Earth$109,465-25%270-61$405$58,886,9826Sony / Columbia
8The Hangover Part III$105,369-19%33861$312$111,254,2437Warner Bros.
9Iron Man 3$103,333-48%294-246$351$406,410,98710Disney
10The Bling Ring$98,378-14%159-471$619$5,119,5834A24
11The Croods$92,263-32%269-38$343$185,125,18916Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12The Great Gatsby (2013)$81,925-25%185-70$443$142,907,9049Warner Bros.
13The Purge$70,400-47%256-866$275$63,552,9655Universal
14The East$45,180-35%102-83$443$1,965,3056Fox Searchlight
15Mud$44,295-32%111-57$399$20,861,65311Roadside Attractions
16Pain and Gain$36,301-17%170144$214$49,519,36711Paramount
1742 (2013)$30,764-36%182-70$169$94,811,13313Warner Bros.
18Olympus Has Fallen$17,867-24%110-55$162$98,895,41716FilmDistrict

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jul. 7 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Way, Way Back$156,818-29%19--$8,254$552,7881Fox Searchlight
2Unfinished Song$72,488-29%7051$1,036$438,9483Weinstein Company
3The Kings of Summer$27,095-29%513$531$1,084,1796CBS Films
4Stories We Tell$10,876-21%274$403$1,440,3039Roadside Attractions
5G.I. Joe: Retaliation$9,956-24%63-55$158$122,476,27815Paramount
6Kon-Tiki$6,970-30%24-10$290$1,406,29211Weinstein Company
7Scary Movie 5$5,053-27%43-79$118$31,868,31413Weinstein / Dimension
8The Sapphires$4,277-24%15-3$285$2,422,57516Weinstein Company
9Ghanchakkar$4,239-21%30-59$141$203,0442UTV Motion Pictures
10Copperhead$3,170-22%15-44$211$109,4742Brainstorm Media
11Escape From Planet Earth$2,696-20%62-39$43$56,885,48521Weinstein Company
12Redemption (2013)$1,057-36%4-15$264$34,9562Roadside Attractions
13Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$537-33%2-4$269$501,62510eOne Films US
14Lost and Found in Armenia$1475%20$74$120,4805High Top Releasing
15Not Today$146-5%2-3$73$312,94113Freestyle Releasing