'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, Nov. 28 - Sun, Nov. 30

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2Alien Resurrection$16,474,092--2,415--$6,822$25,788,9541Fox
4The Rainmaker (1997)$10,615,1220%2,34124$4,534$21,241,6292Paramount
5The Jackal$7,565,475-16%2,23534$3,385$31,754,1653Universal
6Mortal Kombat: Annihilation$6,789,482-60%2,1400$3,173$23,561,1762New Line
7Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil$5,327,1052%1,080256$4,933$10,560,7632Warner Bros.
8The Little Mermaid (1997 re-issue)$3,990,314-30%1,929-128$2,069$19,492,2553Buena Vista
10Starship Troopers$2,753,863-41%2,397-425$1,149$51,002,2294Sony / TriStar