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At that pace, the movie could exceed the $18 million it was expected to collect in its first weekend, according to those who have seen prerelease audience surveys.
"The Winter Soldier," which has taken in upward of $210 million domestically since its release April 4, was on track for second place this weekend with $4.4 million on Friday, according to estimates. The film could add another $15 million by the weekend's close.
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Rounding out the top five, the religious-themed film "Heaven Is Real" brought in an estimated $4 million to place it on track for third place, while the animated sequel "Rio 2" lands in fifth place heading into Saturday with an estimated $3.2 million.