'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.


Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Dec. 6 - Sun, Dec. 8

Wide (1000+)

1Frozen (2013)$31,641,000-53%3,7420$8,456$134,278,4363Disney
2The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$27,000,000-64%4,1630$6,486$336,664,9563Lionsgate
3Out of the Furnace$5,300,000--2,101--$2,523$5,327,0761Relativity Media
4Thor: The Dark World$4,740,000-57%3,074-212$1,542$193,639,6425Disney
5Delivery Man$3,775,000-45%2,905-131$1,299$24,799,7823Disney / DreamWorks
6Homefront$3,384,000-51%2,5700$1,317$15,284,3902Open Road
7The Book Thief$2,700,000-44%1,31682$2,052$12,075,0555Fox
8The Best Man Holiday$2,673,000-67%1,577-140$1,695$67,238,6154Universal
9Last Vegas$1,255,000-53%1,539-315$815$60,576,6086CBS Films
1012 Years a Slave$1,140,000-51%1,082-83$1,054$35,012,1208Fox Searchlight
11Black Nativity$1,050,000-71%1,5259$689$6,428,0032Fox Searchlight
12Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$855,000-52%1,157-346$739$100,055,5357Paramount
13Lee Daniels' The Butler$260,000517%1,007936$258$115,917,15617Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

1Philomena$2,282,000-38%8350$2,733$8,254,6353Weinstein Company
2Dallas Buyers Club$1,458,662-42%73438$1,987$12,406,9866Focus
3Gravity$1,240,000-51%900-116$1,378$251,515,25410Warner Bros.
4Nebraska$545,000-25%11311$4,823$2,262,4784Paramount Vantage
5Captain Phillips$525,000-54%640-167$820$103,515,3779Sony / Columbia
6Ender's Game$515,000-58%608-235$847$60,150,7416Lionsgate / Summit
7Oldboy (2013)$296,000-67%5830$508$1,951,2162FilmDistrict
8About Time$210,000-44%266-65$789$14,990,5986Universal
9Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$175,000-55%312-395$561$115,281,16511Sony / Columbia
10The Christmas Candle$167,753-57%306-46$548$1,905,7414EchoLight Studios
11All Is Lost$122,528-37%142-12$863$5,502,1688Roadside Attractions

Platform (1 — 99)

1Inside Llewyn Davis$402,000--4--$100,500$402,0001CBS Films
2The Great Beauty$88,478-34%230$3,847$395,4404Janus Films
3Blue Is the Warmest Color$82,500-28%75-19$1,100$1,791,9277IFC Films
4Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$77,652-8%40$19,413$183,3682Weinstein Company
5Narco Cultura$65,0002780%4645$1,413$80,4073Cinedigm
6Enough Said$62,000-49%94-27$660$17,289,98612Fox Searchlight
7Escape Plan$39,000-18%81-60$481$24,611,9758Lionsgate / Summit
8The Armstrong Lie$37,81218%7746$491$245,4495Sony Pictures Classics
9Kill Your Darlings$36,310-47%72-2$504$827,1418Sony Pictures Classics
10Instructions Not Included$32,000-51%46-22$696$44,453,22415Lionsgate / Pantelion
11The Punk Singer$29,00017%1613$1,813$66,3932IFC Films
12Blue Jasmine$24,710-34%352$706$32,783,09720Sony Pictures Classics
13Twice Born$13,865--10--$1,387$13,8651eOne Films US
14Inequality for All$10,894377%145$778$1,179,74111RADiUS-TWC
15Spinning Plates$3,138--6--$523$93,6877The Film Arcade
1620 Feet from Stardom$2,021-23%104$202$4,779,03726RADiUS-TWC
17Breakfast with Curtis$2,009--1--$2,009$2,0091Abramorama / Bond 360