'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. 9 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 9 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Phone Booth$967,125-17%2,481--$390$18,175,3681Fox
2A Man Apart$661,325-17%2,459--$269$13,207,4871New Line
3What a Girl Wants$544,641-10%2,964--$184$13,149,2001Warner Bros.
4Bringing Down the House$489,339-6%2,9100$168$112,599,8735Disney
6Head of State$435,150-9%2,1554$202$26,511,2092DreamWorks
7Basic$403,906-12%2,8760$140$21,250,7892Sony / Columbia
8The Core$394,777-13%3,0192$131$22,044,4892Paramount
9Dreamcatcher$215,821-11%2,360-585$91$30,860,9913Warner Bros.
10Agent Cody Banks$214,072-5%2,331-455$92$40,648,5724MGM