'Heaven Is For Real' Edges Out 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' for First Place Again on WednesdayApril 24, 2014 07:10 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Sony reports that Heaven Is for Real added another $1.87 million to its haul on Wednesday, representing a 23 percent drop from Tuesday and 49 percent from its opening Wednesday last week. The hit faith-based film has tallied $36.35 million domestically so far, 6 percent ahead of the 8-day total of Son of God.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier dropped 20 percent from Tuesday to $1.77 million yesterday, also giving it a 50 percent week-to-week decline. The sequel's 20-day domestic total is $207.1 million, 19 percent ahead of where Thor: The Dark World stood at the same point.

Rio 2 earned $1.51 million yesterday, off 22 percent from Tuesday and 50 percent from Wednesday of last week. With $81.2 million in the bank so far, the animated sequel's 13-day gross is 7 percent behind the pace of its 2011 predecessor.

Warner Bros. reports that Transcendence posted $0.76 million yesterday, off 26 percent from Tuesday. The sci-fi flick has taken in $13.68 million through 6 days, 26 percent less than 2011's Source Code in the same time frame.

Disneynature's Bears claimed $0.61 million on Wednesday for a 35 percent decline from is Earth Day boost on Tuesday. The flick's 6-day total is $6.97 million, or about 46 percent less than the 6-day start of 2012's Chimpanzee.

Last but not least, A Haunted House 2 slid 27 percent from Tuesday to bring in $0.45 million yesterday. Having taken in $10.58 million so far, the sequel is behind the pace of its 2013 predecessor by 49 percent.


Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Apr. 8 - Sun, Apr. 10

Wide (1000+)

1Beetlejuice$8,667,7028%1,523523$5,691$16,698,5992Warner Bros.
2Biloxi Blues$4,475,450-26%1,3301$3,365$17,582,5003Universal
3Bad Dreams$4,008,870--1,180--$3,397$4,008,8701Fox
4The Seventh Sign$3,121,098-17%1,2582$2,481$6,889,8052TriStar
5Bright Lights, Big City$3,087,063-40%1,1993$2,575$8,213,8542MGM/UA
6The Fox and the Hound (1988 re-issue)$2,563,531-36%1,533-34$1,672$11,395,8493Disney
7Good Morning, Vietnam$2,371,958-15%1,304-108$1,819$73,315,36016Disney
8Johnny Be Good$1,612,381-45%1,164-30$1,385$9,813,6193Orion
918 Again!$1,475,645--1,152--$1,281$1,475,6451New World
10Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach$1,147,116-50%1,116-517$1,028$13,237,6034Warner Bros.