'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 Sat, Jan. 27 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jan. 27 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Epic Movie$7,713,92313%2,801--$2,754$14,547,6351Fox
2Smokin' Aces$5,522,5028%2,218--$2,490$10,612,7881Universal
3Night at the Museum$4,576,251102%3,241-242$1,412$214,133,6206Fox
4Stomp the Yard$3,664,63773%2,11564$1,733$48,642,7383Sony / Screen Gems
5Catch and Release$3,221,21618%1,622--$1,986$5,947,8911Sony / Columbia
6Dreamgirls$3,171,40282%2,785571$1,139$84,954,0865Paramount / DreamWorks
7The Pursuit of Happyness$2,350,66075%2,688-378$875$151,636,7417Sony / Columbia
8The Queen$1,800,81671%1,830244$984$40,039,94518Miramax
9The Hitcher (2007)$1,624,87849%2,8365$573$12,519,5062Rogue
10Freedom Writers$1,616,89158%2,273-13$711$30,433,8754Paramount