'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, Feb. 7 - Sun, Feb. 9

Wide (1000+)

1The LEGO Movie$67,000,000--3,775--$17,748$67,000,0001Warner Bros.
2The Monuments Men$21,000,000--3,083--$6,812$21,000,0001Sony / Columbia
3Ride Along$9,000,000-25%2,800-67$3,214$104,722,5904Universal
4Frozen (2013)$6,000,000-33%2,460-294$2,439$367,764,62612Disney
5That Awkward Moment$5,200,000-41%2,8090$1,851$16,508,0352Focus
6Lone Survivor$5,000,000-30%2,869-416$1,743$112,286,2867Universal
7Vampire Academy$3,800,000--2,676--$1,420$3,800,0001Weinstein Company
8Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$3,300,000-38%2,139-768$1,543$44,169,4154Paramount
9The Nut Job$3,250,000-55%3,004-468$1,082$54,522,6644Open Road
10Labor Day (2013)$3,200,000-38%2,5840$1,238$10,142,3962Paramount
11American Hustle$2,800,000-33%1,640-576$1,707$137,817,0809Sony / Columbia
12The Wolf of Wall Street$2,400,000-29%1,167-440$2,057$107,713,8247Paramount

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