'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 Wed, Oct. 1 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Oct. 1 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Rundown$1,008,307-17%3,152--$320$21,973,4391Universal
2Under the Tuscan Sun$832,350-7%1,226--$679$12,247,4471Disney
3Underworld$616,371-17%2,92813$211$39,105,0442Sony / Screen Gems
4Secondhand Lions$480,652-5%3,03825$158$24,945,3772New Line
5Once Upon a Time in Mexico$353,080-15%2,922-367$121$50,096,6953Sony / Columbia
6Matchstick Men$294,844-12%2,666-45$111$31,626,5693Warner Bros.
7Cold Creek Manor$288,524-10%2,0350$142$15,550,7612Disney
9The Fighting Temptations$242,185-8%2,0260$120$20,914,7852Paramount
10Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$141,519-14%1,443-303$98$296,161,54012Disney