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'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, Feb. 21 - Sun, Feb. 23

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Empire Strikes Back: Special Edition$21,975,993--2,111--$10,410$21,975,9931Fox
2Star Wars: Special Edition$11,031,743-37%2,20096$5,014$92,586,1234Fox
3Absolute Power$9,013,485-39%2,5680$3,510$28,701,3022Sony / Columbia
4Dante's Peak$7,137,185-40%2,76134$2,585$25,616,6203Universal
5Vegas Vacation$6,549,243-42%2,07016$3,164$6,549,2432Warner Bros.
6Fools Rush In$5,510,795-43%1,70127$3,240$16,556,9472Sony / Columbia
7That Darn Cat (1997)$3,625,278-44%1,8910$1,917$10,049,8952Disney
8Jerry Maguire$3,080,568-33%1,506-224$2,046$131,655,91811Sony / TriStar
9The English Patient$2,823,228-38%1,18671$2,380$36,657,37815Miramax
10Scream$1,827,708-44%1,212-219$1,508$57,428,07010Miramax / Dimension