'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, Jan. 24 - Sun, Jan. 26

Wide (1000+)

1The Hand That Rocks the Cradle$8,007,691-23%1,72255$4,650$15,682,7073Disney
2Father of the Bride (1991)$3,778,307-41%1,71223$2,207$42,516,4776Disney
3Grand Canyon$3,668,638-39%1,044241$3,514$13,215,5405Fox
5JFK$3,514,815-39%1,37020$2,566$33,528,0496Warner Bros.
6The Prince of Tides$3,442,789-43%1,54520$2,228$34,028,6885Columbia
7Beauty and the Beast (1991)$3,255,721-38%1,761-44$1,849$70,280,77610Disney
8Freejack$2,831,753-58%1,5609$1,815$9,567,9962Warner Bros.