'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 Wed, Apr. 3 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 3 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Panic Room$2,390,659-12%3,053--$783$38,113,1131Sony / Columbia
2Ice Age$2,343,3752%3,333-12$703$124,906,2383Fox
3The Rookie (2002)$1,735,6064%2,511--$691$21,634,5871Disney
4Blade II$1,235,446-12%2,7070$456$59,202,1452New Line
6E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (2002 re-issue)$676,5632%3,0070$225$26,549,3902Universal
7We Were Soldiers$388,015-2%2,046-813$190$67,947,2205Paramount
8A Beautiful Mind$382,006-4%1,560105$245$162,040,50113Universal
9Showtime$362,6671%2,321-596$156$34,434,8033Warner Bros.
10Death to Smoochy$331,848-8%2,164--$153$5,371,6641Warner Bros.