'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.

Weekly domestic gross

YearWeekTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
200116 (Apr 20 - Apr 26)$23,422,438-75%$103,278,000-17%Kingdom Come
200716 (Apr 20 - Apr 26)$86,479,125-25%$112,699,000-16%Disturbia
201316 (Apr 19 - Apr 25)$122,641,148-20%$141,552,000-19%Oblivion (2013)
200416 (Apr 16 - Apr 22)$99,358,502-14%$133,332,000-11%Kill Bill Vol. 2
200516 (Apr 22 - Apr 28)$99,093,5830%$119,038,000-11%The Interpreter
201216 (Apr 20 - Apr 26)$152,561,9482%$175,557,000-3%Think Like a Man
200316 (Apr 18 - Apr 24)$115,677,6426%$149,340,00011%Anger Management
201116 (Apr 22 - Apr 28)$149,439,4759%$180,413,00016%Rio (2011)
201016 (Apr 16 - Apr 22)$136,625,62411%$155,228,0009%Kick-Ass
201416 (Apr 18 - Apr 24)$139,843,93914%$159,173,00012%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
200616 (Apr 21 - Apr 27)$115,422,02216%$134,603,00013%Silent Hill
200816 (Apr 18 - Apr 24)$102,929,03719%$122,218,0008%The Forbidden Kingdom
200916 (Apr 17 - Apr 23)$123,235,38320%$142,395,00017%17 Again
200016 (Apr 21 - Apr 27)$91,895,204270%$124,791,000--U-571
200216 (Apr 19 - Apr 25)$109,319,055367%$134,051,00030%The Scorpion King