Captain America held on to the No. 1 spot for the third week in a row, as it coasted with $26 million over the weekend, bringing its total over $200 million, well past the $176 million total of the first movie. Rio 2 came in second with $22 million for a $75 million total for the animated film- turns out the birds aren't so popular their second time out, as it didn't manage to make it a close contest with the First Avenger this time.
In third was another faith-based film, Heaven is Real, with Greg Kinnear of all people starring in it. It brought in $21 million over the weekend, but $28 million since opening on Wednesday, no doubt helped by the holiday, but this has been quite a banner year for faith-based films overall. Interestingly, half the audience on this one was under the age 35. Meanwhile, Johnny Depp's Transcendence completely underwhelmed, coming in fourth place with just $11 million, and this on top of terrible reviews and now a "C+" Cinemascore. Yikes. It's Johnny Depp's third big budget bomb in a row, so I guess it's time to start asking where his "comeback" film is going to come from. Hopefully it won't be another Pirates movie. Rounding out the top five was Haunted House 2, which came in with just $9 million on a $4 million dollar budget, which isn't too bad.
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier- $26.6 million
- Rio 2- $22.5 million
- Heaven is Real- $21.5 million
- Transcendence- $11.1 million
- Haunted House 2- $9.1 million
Next week it's The Other Woman, from director Nick Cassavetes and starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton, but there's really nothing too big on the horizon until The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on May 2nd, so we may be in for a slow couple of weeks at the box office. See you then!