'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. 22 - Sun, Dec. 24

Wide (1000+)

1Night at the Museum$30,434,850--3,688--$8,252$30,434,8501Fox
2The Pursuit of Happyness$14,815,723-44%2,86311$5,175$53,102,0142Sony / Columbia
3Rocky Balboa$12,158,081--3,017--$4,030$21,852,1541MGM
4The Good Shepherd$10,033,960--2,215--$4,530$10,033,9601Universal
5Charlotte's Web (2006)$7,567,357-34%3,728162$2,030$26,377,3722Paramount
7We Are Marshall$6,115,189--2,606--$2,347$6,115,1891Warner Bros.
8Happy Feet$5,163,309-38%2,565-770$2,013$159,127,1206Warner Bros.
9The Nativity Story$5,009,8128%1,824-750$2,747$31,703,9174New Line
10The Holiday$4,839,212-40%2,63521$1,837$34,933,0913Sony / Columbia