'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. 8 - Sun, Aug. 10

Wide (1000+)

1S.W.A.T.$37,062,905--3,202--$11,575$37,062,9051Sony / Columbia
2Freaky Friday (2003)$22,204,014--2,954--$7,517$33,101,2951Disney
3American Wedding$15,463,497-54%3,1753$4,870$65,216,0912Universal
4Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$13,022,747-31%3,170-220$4,108$232,751,4225Disney
6Spy Kids 3D: Game Over$9,794,079-50%3,38824$2,891$87,107,9983Miramax / Dimension
7Bad Boys II$6,041,075-53%2,449-573$2,467$123,094,0014Sony / Columbia
8Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life$5,220,462-54%3,036-186$1,720$53,719,8813Paramount
9Finding Nemo$2,512,424-35%1,502-275$1,673$324,916,15911Disney
10Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$1,625,215-46%1,275-635$1,275$145,993,8606Warner Bros.