'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. 14 - Sun, Nov. 16

Wide (1000+)

1Elf$26,325,613-15%3,38144$7,786$70,358,4322New Line
2Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World$25,105,882--3,101--$8,096$25,105,8821Fox
3The Matrix Revolutions$16,416,450-66%3,5020$4,688$114,271,0752Warner Bros.
4Brother Bear$12,055,860-35%3,0300$3,979$63,057,0713Disney
5Looney Tunes: Back in Action$9,316,369--2,903--$3,209$9,316,3691Warner Bros.
6Love Actually$8,698,24226%1,177601$7,390$18,863,8192Universal
7Scary Movie 3$6,105,246-44%2,960-328$2,063$102,349,4324Miramax / Dimension
8Radio$4,808,635-33%2,416-395$1,990$43,520,4834Sony / Columbia
9Mystic River$3,245,205-32%1,550-31$2,094$45,571,7225Warner Bros.
10Runaway Jury$2,782,814-40%1,582-551$1,759$44,519,4825Fox