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'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.

 

Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Aug. 23 - Sun, Aug. 25

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1Lee Daniels' The Butler$16,500,000-33%3,110177$5,305$51,756,8132Weinstein Company
2We're the Millers$13,300,000-26%3,445120$3,861$91,540,1993Warner Bros. / New Line
3The World's End$9,500,000--1,549--$6,133$9,500,0001Focus
4The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones$9,200,000--3,118--$2,951$13,951,4021Sony / Screen Gems
5Planes$8,700,000-35%3,378-338$2,575$59,724,6953Disney
6You're Next$7,800,000--2,437--$3,201$7,800,0001Lionsgate
7Elysium$7,200,000-47%2,913-371$2,472$69,153,9383Sony / TriStar
8Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$5,000,000-43%2,730-350$1,832$48,146,4533Fox
9Blue Jasmine$4,200,00083%1,2371008$3,395$14,698,8025Sony Pictures Classics
10Kick-Ass 2$4,100,000-69%2,9455$1,392$22,253,1352Universal
112 Guns$3,300,000-43%1,841-630$1,793$65,294,1704Universal
12Jobs$3,000,000-55%2,3810$1,260$12,143,2872Open Road
13The Smurfs 2$2,700,000-43%1,852-497$1,458$62,516,1184Sony / Columbia
14Despicable Me 2$2,600,000-33%1,402-416$1,854$350,700,4208Universal
15The Wolverine$2,500,000-45%1,449-609$1,725$125,095,6765Fox

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