'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, Jan. 19 - Sun, Jan. 21

Wide (1000+)

1Born on the Fourth of July$6,228,360-22%1,314-1$4,740$25,944,3423Universal
2Tango & Cash$4,290,655-21%1,548-8$2,772$32,549,7155Warner Bros.
3The War of the Roses$4,235,026-26%1,532-27$2,764$49,409,1027Fox
6Steel Magnolias$2,944,080-21%1,363-9$2,160$42,485,10910TriStar
7The Little Mermaid$2,823,840-27%1,53312$1,842$47,548,80210Disney
8Back to the Future Part II$2,373,662-14%1,527-114$1,554$107,536,5419Universal
9Look Who's Talking$1,921,680-19%1,256-122$1,530$97,110,58215TriStar
10Christmas Vacation$1,152,212-43%1,052-430$1,095$49,866,9318Warner Bros.