'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.


Daily Domestic Gross Sun, Apr. 2 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Apr. 2 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Road to El Dorado$4,147,493-20%3,218--$1,289$12,846,2741DreamWorks
2Erin Brockovich$3,387,470-45%2,90857$1,165$75,812,8303Universal
3The Skulls$2,532,938-43%2,412--$1,050$11,036,8381Universal
4Romeo Must Die$2,439,598-41%2,6410$924$38,847,0342Warner Bros.
5High Fidelity$1,687,620-35%1,183--$1,427$6,431,0901Disney
6American Beauty$1,374,858-45%1,990328$691$110,105,68929DreamWorks
7Mission to Mars$883,244-44%2,505-596$353$54,818,5144Disney
8My Dog Skip$568,886--2,010-321$283$27,520,82912Warner Bros.
9Here on Earth$438,048-57%1,7131$256$8,290,1232Fox
10The Ninth Gate$226,976--1,021-673$222$15,391,6754Artisan