'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. 24 - Sun, Apr. 26

Wide (1000+)

1Basic Instinct$5,355,160-20%1,86643$2,870$77,979,1436TriStar
3White Men Can't Jump$4,491,484-27%1,835-47$2,448$42,894,7075Fox
4White Sands$3,151,629--1,275--$2,472$3,151,6291Warner Bros.
6The Babe$3,010,560-40%1,5682$1,920$8,021,7652Universal
7Ferngully: The Last Rainforest$2,812,257-15%1,568-95$1,794$9,653,1923Fox
8Wayne's World$2,326,653-26%1,402-163$1,660$67,430,90111Paramount
9My Cousin Vinny$1,772,511-21%1,021-63$1,736$30,907,3457Fox