'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, Mar. 8 - Sun, Mar. 10

Wide (1000+)

1The Birdcage$18,275,828--1,950--$9,372$18,275,8281MGM/UA
2Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco$8,605,649--2,119--$4,061$8,605,6491Disney
3Up Close and Personal$8,012,357-28%1,628122$4,922$19,114,3122Disney
4Down Periscope$5,033,851-30%2,0264$2,485$12,264,9382Fox
5Hellraiser: Bloodline$4,505,036--1,465--$3,075$4,505,0361Miramax / Dimension
6Broken Arrow (1996)$4,231,906-30%1,929-348$2,194$34,250,4375Fox
7Rumble in the Bronx$3,514,071-48%1,79414$1,959$20,154,7013New Line
8Happy Gilmore$3,257,875-32%1,945-124$1,675$24,488,8704Universal
9Mr. Holland's Opus$3,043,631-28%1,564-65$1,946$52,243,93510Disney
10Muppet Treasure Island$2,713,594-43%1,829-239$1,484$24,142,2794Disney