'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, Jan. 9 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 9 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Big Fish$4,626,3241557%2,4062281$1,923$14,203,6595Sony / Columbia
2The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$3,676,216123%3,532-171$1,041$301,791,5364New Line
3Cheaper by the Dozen$3,080,414313%3,238-69$951$92,476,2993Fox
4My Baby's Daddy$2,463,355--1,447--$1,702$2,463,3551Miramax
5Cold Mountain$2,386,350159%2,2160$1,077$49,850,6663Miramax
6Chasing Liberty$2,363,963--2,400--$985$2,363,9631Warner Bros.
7Something's Gotta Give$2,353,231160%2,87668$818$87,138,2415Sony / Columbia
9Mona Lisa Smile$1,370,081122%2,500-214$548$53,869,2184Sony / Columbia
10The Last Samurai$1,321,279112%1,901-500$695$93,956,5446Warner Bros.