'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 Fri, Apr. 12 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 12 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Changing Lanes$5,453,604--2,613--$2,087$5,453,6041Paramount
2The Sweetest Thing$3,485,162--2,670--$1,305$3,485,1621Sony / Columbia
3Panic Room$3,253,053232%3,11966$1,043$66,044,7683Sony / Columbia
4High Crimes$2,366,930195%2,74730$862$19,900,8032Fox
5The Rookie (2002)$2,286,135311%2,520-4$907$39,493,8583Disney
6Ice Age$2,021,889261%3,011-189$672$145,070,0085Fox
7National Lampoon's Van Wilder$1,435,130181%2,10482$682$10,897,7142Artisan
10Blade II$1,134,706138%2,174-387$522$71,064,6664New Line