Grosses

'Heaven is for Real' Moves into First Place on Tuesday with $2.44MApril 23, 2014 12:34 PM

by Daniel Garris

Heaven is for Real was up two spots from Monday to move into first place on Tuesday with $2.44 million. Sony's low-budget faith-based drama was down just 2 percent from Monday. Heaven is for Real continues to exceed expectations with an impressive seven-day start of $34.48 million and with the exception of Monday's hold, continues to display strong initial holding power. Heaven is for Real is currently running 17 percent ahead of the $29.46 million seven-day take of 2010's The Last Song.

Disney's Captain America: The Winter Soldier held steady in second with $2.21 million. The blockbuster 3D superhero sequel from Marvel was down 15 percent from Monday and down 53 percent from last Tuesday. Captain America: The Winter Soldier has grossed $205.30 million through 19 days and is set to surpass the $206.36 million final domestic gross of last year's Thor: The Dark World today. The Winter Soldier is currently running 20 percent ahead of the $171.22 million 19-day take of The Dark World.

Fox's Rio 2 fell two spots from Monday to land in third place on Tuesday with $1.93 million. The 3D computer animated sequel from Blue Sky Studios was down 28 percent from Monday's inflated post-Easter performance and down 55 percent from last Tuesday. Rio 2 has grossed a very solid $79.65 million through twelve days of release. That places the film 7 percent behind the $86.06 million twelve-day take of 2011's Rio.

Warner's Transcendence grossed $1.03 million to remain in fourth. The pricey sci-fi film starring Johnny Depp was up an encouraging 4 percent over Monday, but still continues to perform very poorly in the bigger picture, especially with its price tag in mind. Transcendence has grossed just $12.92 million in its first five days of release, which places it 7 percent behind the $13.85 million five-day start of 2007's Grindhouse.

Bears experienced a strong boost from Earth Day, as the latest nature documentary from Disneynature was up 42 percent and one spot from Monday to claim fifth with $0.931 million. Despite yesterday's performance, Bears is still performing a bit below expectations with a five-day take of $6.36 million. That places the film 12 percent behind the $7.21 million five-day start of 2011's African Cats.

Open Road's A Haunted House 2 was down one spot and 8 percent from Monday to finish in sixth. The low-budget horror comedy sequel starring Marlon Wayans has grossed an underwhelming $10.12 million in five days, placing it 49.5 percent behind the $20.05 million five-day take of last year's A Haunted House.

Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Dec. 28 - Sun, Dec. 30

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$32,500,000-12%4,1000$7,927$222,200,8143Warner Bros. / New Line
2Django Unchained$29,000,000--3,010--$9,635$62,320,2651Weinstein Company
3Les Miserables (2012)$28,600,000--2,814--$10,163$68,038,4251Universal
4Parental Guidance$14,800,000--3,367--$4,396$29,588,6921Fox
5Jack Reacher$13,800,000-9%3,3520$4,117$44,353,1582Paramount
6This is 40$12,800,00011%2,9141$4,393$36,730,2902Universal
7Lincoln$7,500,00036%1,966-327$3,815$132,029,7978Disney / DreamWorks
8The Guilt Trip$6,700,00027%2,4310$2,756$21,110,3562Paramount
9Monsters, Inc. 3D$6,600,00038%2,6180$2,521$18,726,4642Disney
10Rise of The Guardians$5,200,000-9%2,055-976$2,530$90,447,1306Paramount / DreamWorks
11Skyfall$4,600,000-5%1,637-728$2,810$289,627,3788Sony / Columbia
12Life of Pi$3,700,000-8%1,178-572$3,141$84,570,1846Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$4,100,000130%745374$5,503$27,350,7227Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

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