'Captain America' soars again, tops 'Rio 2' to win U.S. box office

"Captain America: Winter Soldier." (HO)

Reuters

, Last Updated: 2:38 PM ET

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - Marvel's superhero in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" claimed a third straight box office win, collecting $26.6 million at the domestic box office to beat the colorful birds of animated film "Rio 2," which generated $22.5 million in ticket sales.

"Heaven Is for Real," based on a best-selling Christian book about a boy who claims to have witnessed heaven during surgery, was a strong third with $21.5 million over the Easter holiday weekend.

"Transcendence," the heavily promoted science fiction thriller starring Johnny Depp as an artificial intelligence researcher, was a disappointing fourth with $11.2 million, according to studio estimates provided by tracking firm Rentrak.


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