'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.


Daily Domestic Gross Sun, Apr. 30 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Apr. 30 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas$2,948,283-33%3,040--$970$10,518,1081Universal
3Love & Basketball$1,230,174-46%1,2458$988$15,526,4702New Line
4Rules of Engagement$1,082,779-50%3,027-193$358$50,228,6724Paramount
5Keeping the Faith$996,603-51%2,17113$459$25,507,8073Disney
628 Days$889,805-50%2,5230$353$28,583,8703Sony / Columbia
7Erin Brockovich$736,716-58%2,498-558$295$112,876,9037Universal
8The Road to El Dorado$594,261-27%2,247-923$264$46,445,9525DreamWorks
9Return to Me$564,004-45%2,006-314$281$25,046,1744MGM
10The Skulls$259,105-54%1,333-714$194$32,523,1715Universal