By Bill Wine
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Captain America continues to capture America.
The fantasy sequel, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, made it three weekends in a row in first place at the box office by earning an estimated $26-million in its third weekend of release.
The animated sequel, Rio 2, was, for the second straight weekend, a strong runnerup, taking in $22-million.
New attractions took the next three slots.
The religious drama, Heaven Is for Real, starring Greg Kinnear, was third with a healthy $21-million.
The Johnny Depp science fiction thriller, Transcendence, was fourth with a tepid $ 11-million.
And the comedy sequel, A Haunted House 2, took fifth with a modest $9-million.
Overall, industry-wide totals continued ahead of last year’s pace.