'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, Mar. 11 - Sun, Mar. 13

Wide (1000+)

1Guarding Tess$7,065,213--1,601--$4,413$7,065,2131TriStar
2Lightning Jack$5,401,743--1,710--$3,159$5,401,7431Savoy
3Ace Ventura: Pet Detective$4,121,502-19%1,810-153$2,277$47,729,1746Warner Bros.
4On Deadly Ground$2,692,914-40%1,860-150$1,448$13,526,2994Warner Bros.
6Mrs. Doubtfire$2,320,204-11%1,456-170$1,594$138,883,46416Fox
8Blank Check$1,754,144-36%1,312-265$1,337$20,305,4395Disney
9The Chase$1,732,737-49%1,632-1$1,062$5,153,7652Fox
10Blue Chips$1,235,393-54%1,210-770$1,021$18,048,5914Paramount