'Captain America' crushes 'Transcendence' at box
By Todd Cunningham, TheWrap
A disembodied Johnny Depp in "Transcendence" proved no match for
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier,"
as Disney's superhero sequel steamrolled the competition for its third straight
box-office win this weekend.
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The Marvel Comics-based thriller starring Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson
brought in $26.6 million over the three days, raising its domestic total to
$201.5 million and blasting past the $177 million total haul of the first
"Captain America" movie in just 15 days. That was enough to beat out Fox's
animated family film "Rio 2" at $22.5 million, as well as
the surprising Christian drama "Heaven Is for Real."
Starring Greg Kinnear as a small-town pastor whose son claims to have seen
heaven after a near-death experience, Sony's "Heaven Is for Real" was third for the
weekend with $21.5 million and has taken in $28.5 million since opening
Wednesday. It was the fourth faith-based film to score with moviegoers this
year, coming on the heels of "Noah," "God's Not Dead" and "Son of God."
The top three movies left Warner Bros.' sci-fi tale "Transcendence" in the
dust, and drove a busy Easter holiday weekend with the overall box office up
roughly 20 percent from the comparable weekend last year. See more