'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. 7 - Sun, Dec. 9

Wide (1000+)

1The Golden Compass$25,783,232--3,528--$7,308$25,783,2321New Line
3This Christmas$4,961,246-38%1,87921$2,640$42,721,6613Sony / Screen Gems
4Fred Claus$4,608,267-16%3,185-235$1,447$65,539,9675Warner Bros.
6No Country for Old Men$4,116,888-6%1,324329$3,109$28,759,1405Miramax
7August Rush$3,510,544-30%2,3100$1,520$25,135,1383Warner Bros.
9Awake$3,328,145-43%2,02321$1,645$10,743,8522MGM / Weinstein
10The Mist$2,631,005-42%2,336-87$1,126$23,479,7053MGM / Weinstein