'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, May. 30 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 30 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shrek 2$24,780,690-9%4,22360$5,868$236,909,1432DreamWorks
2The Day After Tomorrow$21,449,912-10%3,425--$6,263$68,743,9731Fox
3Troy$4,230,726-2%3,4110$1,240$106,603,7843Warner Bros.
4Raising Helen$3,544,403-9%2,717--$1,305$10,985,0671Disney
5Van Helsing$1,821,267-7%2,891-527$630$109,240,1774Universal
6Soul Plane$1,697,591-16%1,566--$1,084$5,649,5651MGM
7Mean Girls$1,628,300-13%2,618-436$622$72,314,0845Paramount
8Man on Fire (2004)$788,753-7%1,426-678$553$73,144,9476Fox
913 Going on 30$380,661-2%1,164-864$327$54,181,7286Sony / Columbia