'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, Jan. 15 - Sun, Jan. 17

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2The Book of Eli$32,789,494--3,111--$10,540$32,789,4941Warner Bros.
3The Lovely Bones$17,005,13343987%2,5632560$6,635$17,471,7756Paramount / DreamWorks
4Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel$11,619,949-30%3,296-345$3,525$192,867,4234Fox
5Sherlock Holmes$9,889,154-40%3,173-453$3,117$180,082,5544Warner Bros.
6The Spy Next Door$9,726,056--2,924--$3,326$9,726,0561Lionsgate
7It's Complicated$8,112,555-26%2,670-285$3,038$88,664,3804Universal
8Leap Year (2010)$5,928,510-36%2,5121$2,360$17,629,6802Universal
9The Blind Side$5,557,274-26%2,408-472$2,308$226,606,5629Warner Bros.
10Up in the Air$5,445,379-24%2,107-111$2,584$62,830,0617Paramount