'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, Sep. 15 - Sun, Sep. 17

Wide (1000+)

1Gridiron Gang$14,414,734--3,504--$4,114$14,414,7341Sony / Columbia
2The Black Dahlia$10,004,056--2,226--$4,494$10,004,0561Universal
3Everyone's Hero$6,061,817--2,896--$2,093$6,061,8171Fox
4The Covenant$4,776,716-46%2,6810$1,782$15,790,9162Sony / Screen Gems
5The Last Kiss (2006)$4,628,733--1,357--$3,411$4,628,7331Paramount / DreamWorks
6Invincible (2006)$4,113,848-27%2,830-157$1,454$51,117,5884Disney
7The Illusionist (2006)$3,623,916-20%1,43876$2,520$23,133,3555Yari Film Group
8Little Miss Sunshine$3,319,411-22%1,436-124$2,312$46,364,4488Fox Searchlight