'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, Dec. 2 - Sun, Dec. 4

Wide (1000+)

1The Santa Clause$11,390,638-44%2,33364$4,882$68,287,6354Disney
2Star Trek: Generations$5,836,333-56%2,6810$2,177$42,143,0513Paramount
4Interview with the Vampire$5,119,150-57%2,086-518$2,454$70,709,1994Warner Bros.
5A Low Down Dirty Shame$4,766,286-40%1,3790$3,456$12,736,8602Disney
6The Lion King$3,110,403-50%1,55848$1,996$150,408,88424Disney
7Trapped in Paradise$2,744,653--1,286--$2,134$2,744,6531Fox
8The Professional$2,305,878-39%1,2200$1,890$11,378,2763Sony / Columbia
10Miracle on 34th Street (1994)$2,016,070-47%1,21928$1,654$8,569,4443Fox