'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, Dec. 15 - Sun, Dec. 17

Wide (1000+)

1The Pursuit of Happyness$26,541,215--2,852--$9,306$26,541,2151Sony / Columbia
3Charlotte's Web (2006)$11,458,295--3,566--$3,213$11,458,2951Paramount
4Happy Feet$8,359,699-35%3,335-315$2,507$149,251,9955Warner Bros.
5The Holiday$8,015,617-37%2,6144$3,066$25,124,8822Sony / Columbia
7Blood Diamond$6,515,885-25%1,9100$3,411$18,636,4582Warner Bros.
8Casino Royale (2006)$5,627,126-37%2,437-724$2,309$137,502,2545Sony / Columbia
9The Nativity Story$4,656,376-19%2,574-509$1,809$23,020,1433New Line
10Unaccompanied Minors$3,544,377-39%2,7750$1,277$10,093,1502Warner Bros.