'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.


Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Aug. 8 - Sun, Aug. 10

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2The Karate Kid Part II$3,674,410-12%1,586-15$2,317$52,845,6068Columbia
3Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives$3,525,287-48%1,6100$2,190$10,276,1242Paramount
4Top Gun$3,428,696-1%1,281-31$2,677$74,008,86713Paramount
5Ruthless People$3,116,152-10%1,07745$2,893$31,694,3237Disney
6Howard the Duck$2,719,620-46%1,5639$1,740$7,789,7562Universal
7A Fine Mess$2,620,657--1,162--$2,255$2,620,6571Columbia
8Flight of the Navigator$2,461,744-21%1,02472$2,404$5,576,8412Disney
9Back to School$2,054,973-19%1,089-132$1,887$46,311,9499Orion