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'Captain America' tops box office for third straight week

"Transcendence" opened in fourth place with $11.15 million.
By Kate Stanton   |   April 20, 2014 at 8:38 PM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, April 20 (UPI) -- Captain America's critically acclaimed sequel, The Winter Soldier, continued its box-office dominance over Easter weekend, claiming the No. 1 spot for the third week in a row.

The film, which stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson, earned an additional $26.61 this week, pushing its domestic gross past the all-important $200-million mark.

Rio 2 came in second with $22.5 million, while Heaven Is for Real brought in a respectable $21.5 million.

The real disappointment of the weekend was Transcendence, a sci-fi thriller starring Johnny Depp. With a budget of $100 million, the film earned tepid reviews and a paltry $11.15 million in its opening weekend.

A Haunted House 2 rounded out the top-five with $9.1 million.

[LA Times, Entertainment Weekly]

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