'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. 16 - Sun, Aug. 18

Wide (1000+)

1Tin Cup$10,128,834--2,012--$5,034$10,128,8341Warner Bros.
3A Time to Kill$8,122,960-24%2,3130$3,512$46,964,2214Warner Bros.
4The Fan (1996)$6,271,406--2,016--$3,111$6,271,4061Sony / TriStar
5Independence Day$5,811,876-33%2,257-332$2,575$266,965,9747Fox
6Escape From L.A.$4,247,255-52%2,3120$1,837$13,159,8122Paramount
7Matilda$3,009,427-40%2,0060$1,500$16,232,0733Sony / TriStar
8Alaska$2,914,992--1,566--$1,861$2,914,9921Sony / Columbia
9Tales From the Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood$2,634,170--1,694--$1,555$2,634,1701Universal