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Weekend box office: 'Captain America' is on top again as 'Transcendence' flops

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” was the number one movie at the box office this Easter weekend, fending off some new releases that didn’t fare so well. The Marvel superhero sequel grossed $26.6 million, making this the third weekend in a row that it has claimed the top spot. Last weekend’s number two movie, “Rio 2”, also stayed in second this weekend with $22.5 million.

Captain America fights the mysterious Winter Soldier in Marvel's latest film
Walt Disney Studios

Heaven is for Real” was the surprise success of this weekend’s new nationwide releases. The drama, which is based on the true story of a boy who claims he went to heaven after having a near-death experience, opened in third with $21.5 million. The most anticipated movie of the weekend was “Transcendence”, a sci-fi thriller starring Johnny Depp. Apparently Depp’s popularity wasn’t enough to drag people to the theater to see it though; it grossed only $11.1 million, coming in fourth.

Rounding out this weekend’s new releases was the parody “A Haunted House 2”, which came in fifth with $9.1 million, and the Disneynature documentary “Bears”, which debuted in eleventh with $4.7 million.

The complete list of the top 12 movies at the box office this weekend is below. Click the links to read my full review of each film.

1. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”: $26.6 million

2. “Rio 2”: $22.5 million

3. “Heaven is for Real”: $21.5 million

4. “Transcendence”: $11.1 million

5. “A Haunted House 2”: $9.1 million

6. “Draft Day”: $5.9 million

7. “Divergent”: $5.7 million

8. “Oculus”: $5.2 million

9. “Noah”: $5 million

10. “God’s Not Dead”: $4.8 million

11. “Bears”: $4.7 million

12. “The Grand Budapest Hotel”: $3.4 million

Check out showtimes for these movies and more at the following St. Louis-area theaters.

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