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.

Weekend domestic gross

WeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LW%Total GrossChg. LW% Top movie of the week
16 (Apr 18 - Apr 20)$0-100%$0-100%Mistaken for Strangers
05 (Jan 31 - Feb 02)$65,887,288-30%$86,072,092-27%Ride Along
08 (Feb 21 - Feb 23)$94,308,705-39%$111,652,840-37%The LEGO Movie
11 (Mar 14 - Mar 16)$98,624,322-23%$113,857,743-21%Mr. Peabody & Sherman
04 (Jan 24 - Jan 26)$93,470,922-36%$118,117,092-33%Ride Along
09 (Feb 28 - Mar 02)$104,089,48010%$123,511,32011%Non-Stop (2014)
15 (Apr 11 - Apr 13)$131,084,472-16%$139,271,582-17%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
02 (Jan 10 - Jan 12)$112,448,084-5%$140,546,7740%Lone Survivor
13 (Mar 28 - Mar 30)$124,746,109-4%$140,571,703-1%Noah
01 (Jan 03 - Jan 05)$118,936,215--$141,175,697--Frozen (2013)
12 (Mar 21 - Mar 23)$129,583,26131%$141,358,71724%Divergent
10 (Mar 07 - Mar 09)$127,539,95523%$143,771,58816%300: Rise of an Empire
06 (Feb 07 - Feb 09)$132,710,403101%$152,816,95778%The LEGO Movie
14 (Apr 04 - Apr 06)$155,800,77425%$167,141,00319%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
03 (Jan 17 - Jan 19)$146,864,92431%$176,250,39825%Ride Along
07 (Feb 14 - Feb 16)$155,759,46817%$178,151,93917%The LEGO Movie