'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 Fri, Apr. 14 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 14 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
128 Days$3,377,522--2,523--$1,339$3,377,5221Sony / Columbia
2Rules of Engagement$3,122,534172%3,19035$979$22,788,0712Paramount
3Keeping the Faith$2,457,606--2,152--$1,142$2,457,6061Disney
4Erin Brockovich$2,010,437191%3,07066$655$94,299,9545Universal
5Return to Me$1,545,911156%2,320313$666$11,791,0942MGM
6The Skulls$1,336,671282%2,409-7$555$23,035,0413Universal
7The Road to El Dorado$1,303,905197%3,2230$405$28,192,3473DreamWorks
8High Fidelity$760,123139%1,2290$618$14,960,9153Disney