'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. 28 - Sun, Apr. 30

Wide (1000+)

1RV$16,414,641--3,639--$4,511$16,414,6411Sony / Columbia
2United 93$11,477,071--1,795--$6,394$11,477,0711Universal
3Stick It$10,803,005--2,038--$5,301$10,803,0051Disney
4Silent Hill$9,336,393-54%2,9326$3,184$34,267,8852Sony / Columbia
5Scary Movie 4$7,804,753-54%3,418-256$2,283$78,167,2773Weinstein / Dimension
6The Sentinel$7,786,437-46%2,85132$2,731$25,726,1272Fox
7Ice Age: The Meltdown$7,204,935-46%3,122-418$2,308$177,861,8295Fox
8Akeelah and the Bee$6,012,106--2,195--$2,739$6,012,1061Lionsgate
9The Wild$4,798,844-42%2,605-249$1,842$28,510,8913Disney
10The Benchwarmers$4,385,307-40%2,695-399$1,627$52,764,4134Sony / Columbia