'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, Dec. 6 - Sun, Dec. 8

Wide (1000+)

1Frozen (2013)$29,000,000-57%3,7420$7,750$131,637,4363Disney
2The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$27,500,000-63%4,1630$6,606$337,164,9563Lionsgate
3Out of the Furnace$5,500,000--2,101--$2,618$5,527,0761Relativity Media
4Thor: The Dark World$4,700,000-58%3,074-212$1,529$193,599,6425Disney
5Delivery Man$3,800,000-44%2,905-131$1,308$24,824,7823Disney / DreamWorks
6Homefront$3,300,000-52%2,5700$1,284$15,200,3902Open Road
7The Book Thief$2,800,000-42%1,31682$2,128$12,175,0555Fox
8The Best Man Holiday$2,700,000-67%1,577-140$1,712$67,265,6154Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

1Philomena$2,350,000-36%8350$2,814$8,322,6353Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

No records.