'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, Jan. 23 - Sun, Jan. 25

Wide (1000+)

1The Butterfly Effect$17,065,227--2,605--$6,551$17,065,2271New Line
2Along Came Polly$16,352,484-41%2,99511$5,460$53,264,8432Universal
3Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!$7,320,058--2,711--$2,700$7,320,0581DreamWorks
4Big Fish$7,109,365-31%2,438-76$2,916$48,936,0147Sony / Columbia
5The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$6,786,756-34%2,558-445$2,653$337,825,0146New Line
6Cheaper by the Dozen$6,381,831-46%2,810-215$2,271$122,531,4965Fox
7Cold Mountain$5,004,505-27%2,8020$1,786$72,582,7685Miramax
8Torque$4,492,683-61%2,4630$1,824$17,278,9232Warner Bros.
9Something's Gotta Give$4,018,249-40%2,143-359$1,875$107,050,7947Sony / Columbia
10Mystic River$3,368,677736%1,3271194$2,539$58,780,19715Warner Bros.