'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, Oct. 29 - Sun, Oct. 31

Wide (1000+)

1The Grudge$21,817,905-44%3,348103$6,517$70,683,4302Sony / Columbia
4Shark Tale$7,502,707-48%3,381-275$2,219$146,858,1175DreamWorks
5Shall We Dance (2004)$6,285,963-27%2,47657$2,539$33,945,2063Miramax
6Friday Night Lights$4,085,493-41%3,00435$1,360$52,945,9464Universal
7Ladder 49$3,255,804-39%2,382-420$1,367$66,115,9385Disney
8Team America: World Police$3,084,746-52%2,335-285$1,321$27,245,2033Paramount
9Surviving Christmas$2,437,078-45%2,7555$885$7,985,8742DreamWorks
10Taxi (2004)$2,106,660-49%1,884-473$1,118$32,698,5474Fox