'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, Aug. 26 - Sun, Aug. 28

Wide (1000+)

1A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master$6,989,358-46%1,7672$3,955$19,822,7612New Line
3A Fish Called Wanda$3,770,807-14%1,2238$3,083$20,470,2207MGM
4Die Hard$3,668,253-19%1,432-197$2,562$33,487,8047Fox
5Young Guns$3,626,907-28%1,371-45$2,645$15,676,0163Fox
6Who Framed Roger Rabbit$2,980,229-19%1,549-49$1,924$64,523,96510Disney
7Cocktail (1988)$2,925,064-27%1,339-123$2,185$33,150,7525Disney
8Hot to Trot$2,206,218--1,156--$1,908$2,206,2181Warner Bros.
9Coming to America$1,848,669-26%1,002-271$1,845$59,120,7719Paramount