'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. 25 - Sun, Aug. 27

Wide (1000+)

1Mortal Kombat$10,309,925-56%2,628207$3,923$33,593,8122New Line
2Desperado$7,910,446--2,027--$3,903$7,910,4461Sony / Columbia
3Dangerous Minds$7,776,432-23%1,57824$4,928$32,852,7683Disney
4A Walk in the Clouds$5,487,398-27%1,7500$3,136$22,546,3973Fox
5Lord of Illusions$4,800,258--1,533--$3,131$4,800,2581MGM/UA
6Something to Talk About$3,913,351-30%1,767-20$2,215$28,729,0234Warner Bros.
9Apollo 13$2,570,116-29%1,482-337$1,734$157,887,0649Universal
10The Net$2,414,060-35%1,506-299$1,603$28,898,9285Sony / Columbia