'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, Sep. 1 - Sun, Sep. 3

Wide (1000+)

1Invincible (2006)$12,150,220-29%2,9214$4,160$34,790,6322Disney
3The Wicker Man (2006)$9,610,635--2,784--$3,452$9,610,6351Warner Bros.
4Little Miss Sunshine$7,621,7123%1,602172$4,758$33,733,0806Fox Searchlight
5Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$6,100,021-25%3,001-369$2,033$136,771,8735Sony / Columbia
6Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$4,891,413-13%2,907-96$1,683$62,079,4065Paramount
7World Trade Center$4,608,486-29%2,902-119$1,588$62,493,7804Paramount
9Step Up$4,504,152-27%2,553-94$1,764$57,386,8564Disney
10Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$3,785,430-5%1,78685$2,120$412,882,2639Disney