'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, Jul. 14 - Sun, Jul. 16

Wide (1000+)

2Scary Movie$26,195,912-38%3,152240$8,311$89,921,0322Miramax / Dimension
3The Perfect Storm$17,130,295-37%3,4070$5,028$128,503,9793Warner Bros.
4The Patriot$10,612,898-31%3,0610$3,467$82,767,6803Sony / Columbia
5Disney's The Kid$10,471,323-17%2,320153$4,514$30,006,3522Disney
6Chicken Run$7,914,302-20%2,95352$2,680$48,551,7134DreamWorks
7Me, Myself & Irene$5,702,657-32%2,850-146$2,001$77,101,4184Fox
8Big Momma's House$2,829,703-30%1,643-283$1,722$108,299,8467Fox
9Gone in 60 Seconds$2,544,678-29%1,702-169$1,495$90,991,6156Disney