'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. 21 - Sun, Mar. 23

Wide (1000+)

1Liar Liar$31,422,461--2,845--$11,045$31,422,4611Universal
2Selena$11,615,722--1,850--$6,279$11,615,7221Warner Bros.
3Return of the Jedi: Special Edition$7,517,738-54%2,1110$3,561$23,811,2692Fox
4Jungle 2 Jungle$6,016,059-45%2,34017$2,571$29,764,6933Disney
5Private Parts$4,403,410-49%2,21779$1,986$27,729,8453Paramount
6Donnie Brasco$3,316,087-39%1,5930$2,082$28,226,1844Sony / TriStar
7Sling Blade$3,017,0850%1,02069$2,958$9,535,87813Miramax
8The Empire Strikes Back: Special Edition$2,427,835-53%1,723-599$1,409$50,725,8205Fox
9The English Patient$2,015,1186%1,00254$2,011$44,808,97519Miramax
10Michael (1996)$1,270,77564%1,012101$1,256$68,967,39113New Line