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Domestic Film DAILY
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier1Daily:$4.3M Cumulative:$174.9M Disney 22.52%
Rio 22Daily:$3.6M Cumulative:$52.9M Fox 17.90%
Heaven is for Real
Heaven is for Real3Daily:$3.3M Cumulative:$7.0M Sony / TriStar -10.21%