Grosses

'Heaven Is For Real' Takes $7.85M on Good Friday, Topping 'Transcendence' ($4.82M)April 19, 2014 04:05 AM

by BoxOffice Staff

Captain America: The Winter Soldier led its third Friday of release with $9.57 million, increasing its domestic total to $184.5 million through 15 days of release--17 percent ahead of Thor: The Dark World at the same point. BoxOffice projects a strong $24.5 million Easter weekend take for the Marvel sequel.

Rio 2 is also holding its own with $9.2 million yesterday, giving it $62.1 million after 8 days in release. The animated sequel is running 5 percent behind the pace of the 2011 original film. BoxOffice projects Rio 2 will earn $22.5 million in its sophomore frame.

Sony's Heaven Is for Real continues to perform well in its extended Easter weekend launch as it pulled off an upset over Transcendence yesterday. After bringing in $7 million combined on Wednesday and Thursday, the faith-based adaptation earned another $7.85 million on Good Friday as the film continues to crossover between mainstream and church-going audiences. BoxOffice projects Heaven will tally $19 million over the 3-day frame, giving it a strong 5-day start of $26 million through Easter Sunday. The film's Flixster score is a very encouraging 80 percent, on par with Son of God's 82 percent on the first Saturday of its release.

Warner Bros. reports that Transcendence earned a meager $4.82 million on Good Friday--including Thursday night's $850,000 early show debut. From there, BoxOffice projects a disastrous $12.2 million weekend for the $100 million+ sci-fi flick. By comparison, 2011's Source Code opened to $5.1 million before going to a $14.8 million opening weekend in April 2011. Early word of mouth isn't doing Transcendence any favors as WB reports audiences gave the pic a poor C+ Cinemascore, while the film's Flixster approval/anticipation rating is down to 50 percent after just one day of release. The writing was on the wall going into release as Rotten Tomatoes critics rate it a mere 19 percent fresh as of Saturday morning.

A Haunted House 2 brought in $4.03 million for its first day, significantly down from its predecessor's $6.8 million opening Friday. BoxOffice projects a soft $9.8 million weekend. Critics, unsurprisingly, disapprove of the film (7 percent on Rotten Tomatoes), but Flixster's community gives the film a 75 percent score as of Saturday morning.

Rounding out the weekend's new releases, Disneynature's Bears pulled a modest $2.3 million yesterday and is projected to earn $5.4 million over Easter weekend. While that's noticeably down from Chimpanzee's $3.55 million opening day two years ago, it should be noted that Earth Day fell on Sunday that year while Easter had already passed two weeks earlier. With Earth Day 2014 landing on this coming Tuesday, Bears could see slight back-loading after the weekend. Critics' reviews (88 percent) and early word of mouth (80 percent on Flixster) appear healthy.

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Oct. 11 - Sun, Oct. 13

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gravity$43,188,256-23%3,66085$11,800$122,323,1752Warner Bros.
2Captain Phillips$25,718,314--3,020--$8,516$25,718,3141Sony / Columbia
3Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$13,774,742-34%3,874-127$3,556$77,611,4193Sony / Columbia
4Machete Kills$3,837,183--2,538--$1,512$3,837,1831Open Road
5Runner Runner$3,770,288-51%3,0260$1,246$14,159,2462Fox
6Prisoners$3,635,392-37%2,855-381$1,273$53,590,2714Warner Bros.
7Insidious Chapter 2$2,720,492-30%2,156-451$1,262$78,517,5095FilmDistrict
8Rush (2013)$2,385,655-47%2,130-178$1,120$22,222,9244Universal
9Don Jon$2,369,453-43%1,996-426$1,187$20,170,6033Relativity Media
10Baggage Claim$2,033,062-50%1,320-710$1,540$18,230,5403Fox Searchlight
11We're the Millers$1,101,318-31%1,150-456$958$146,525,20510Warner Bros. / New Line
12The Family (2013)$583,845-62%1,050-973$556$35,808,1945Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Enough Said$1,911,256-13%606169$3,154$8,162,8554Fox Searchlight
2Pulling Strings$1,270,218-49%42841$2,968$4,244,6862Lionsgate / Pantelion
3Instructions Not Included$1,041,966-43%711-147$1,465$42,716,4547Lionsgate / Pantelion
4Lee Daniels' The Butler$623,672-49%980-583$636$113,544,4439Weinstein Company
5Grace Unplugged$524,548-47%502-9$1,045$1,748,6562Roadside Attractions
6Romeo and Juliet (2013)$520,116--461--$1,128$520,1161Relativity Media
7Despicable Me 2$505,6154%434-51$1,165$363,060,13015Universal
8Monsters University$356,823-15%235-15$1,518$267,047,97817Disney
9Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$354,549-18%404-109$878$66,475,60210Fox
10Grown Ups 2$270,576-30%261-74$1,037$132,827,60514Sony / Columbia
11Riddick$255,865-53%430-365$595$41,658,4206Universal
12The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete$254,279--147--$1,730$254,2791Lionsgate / Codeblack Films
13The Smurfs 2$250,918125%268112$936$70,333,62611Sony / Columbia
14Planes$232,365-10%3804$611$88,442,74610Disney
15Blue Jasmine$230,428-34%190-99$1,213$31,672,81012Sony Pictures Classics
16Metallica Through The Never$215,211-69%289-300$745$3,178,8503Picturehouse
17The Wolverine$178,959-1%227-14$788$131,844,93412Fox
18Turbo$160,060-22%187-35$856$82,445,35413Fox / DreamWorks Animation
19Battle of the Year$142,173-74%210-697$677$8,792,6564Sony / Screen Gems
202 Guns$116,185-11%166-34$700$75,422,68511Universal
21Red 2$105,670-29%168-35$629$53,215,97913Lionsgate / Summit
22The Heat$96,227-21%139-43$692$159,279,40116Fox
23Parkland$92,438-70%133-124$695$528,0152Exclusive Media
24Elysium$87,792-48%140-82$627$92,370,04510Sony / TriStar
25Besharam$81,631-78%126-91$648$644,1722Reliance Entertainment
26The Conjuring$68,003-43%145-57$469$137,274,46413Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inequality for All$152,81810%8039$1,910$558,5893RADiUS-TWC
2The Saratov Approach$137,226--23--$5,966$212,5261Purdie Distribution
3The Face Reader$117,454-26%190$6,182$360,5742Pan Media & Entertainment
4Wadjda$105,418-12%473$2,243$616,1045Sony Pictures Classics
5Generation Iron$75,770-43%34-36$2,229$631,3674The Vladar Company
6Escape From Tomorrow$63,297--30--$2,110$63,2971Producers Distribution Agency
7Linsanity$51,693-48%167$3,231$184,3782Ketchup Entertainment
8Muscle Shoals$50,419201%1410$3,601$95,2353Magnolia Pictures
9In a World...$45,025-22%54-24$834$2,780,74110Roadside Attractions
10You're Next$44,769434%8742$515$18,474,2688Lionsgate
11The Summit$42,665104%3426$1,255$76,8732IFC Films
12Austenland$41,950-23%52-13$807$1,901,1169Sony Pictures Classics
13A.C.O.D.$34,09479%1815$1,894$60,5332The Film Arcade
14Pacific Rim$33,403-47%52-40$642$101,785,48214Warner Bros.
15Hubble 3D$32,821110%132$2,525$40,913,443187Warner Bros. / IMAX
16The World's End$32,142-49%73-58$440$25,902,9208Focus
17The Wizard of Oz 3D$30,225-81%50-196$605$5,493,1814Warner Bros.
18Space Station 3D$28,791103%30$9,597$89,150,927600IMAX
19Haute Cuisine$24,633-27%30-30$821$153,0944Weinstein Company
20The Way, Way Back$23,198-31%63-68$368$21,425,33615Fox Searchlight
21The Spectacular Now$19,343-55%33-25$586$6,777,90911A24
22Short Term 12$18,999-41%30-6$633$908,6408Cinedigm
23A Touch of Sin$18,334-8%64$3,056$49,5752Kino Lorber
24We Are What We Are (2013)$16,27297%135$1,252$47,5103eOne Films US
25Fruitvale Station$11,343-52%41-35$277$16,072,92414Weinstein Company
26When Comedy Went to School$11,09948%122$925$192,52111International Film Circuit
27You Will Be My Son$10,948-36%10-4$1,095$221,2059Cohen Media Group
28On the Job$9,558-73%8-14$1,195$161,2173Well Go USA
29Salinger$9,510-33%16-5$594$575,7756Weinstein Company
30Born to Be Wild 3D$8,73742%94$971$23,013,600132Warner Bros. / IMAX
31The Grandmaster$7,808-74%16-19$488$6,585,4518Weinstein Company
32To the Arctic 3D$7,55230%101$755$13,575,37678Warner Bros. / IMAX
33Ghost Team One$7,345--15--$490$7,3451The Film Arcade
34Thanks for Sharing$7,179-77%16-49$449$1,032,4814Roadside Attractions
35As I Lay Dying$7,143--1--$7,143$7,1431Millenium Entertainment
36CBGB$7,11182%32$2,370$11,1872XLrator Media
37Good Ol' Freda$6,71540%11-3$610$104,3826Magnolia Pictures
38Deep Sea 3D$6,46317%20$3,232$45,900,643398Warner Bros. / IMAX
39Russian Ark (2013 re-issue)$6,430--1--$6,430$27,9696Kino Lorber
40Still Mine$5,688-13%10-6$569$1,154,46614IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
41Under the Sea 3D$5,5706%60$928$33,629,261244Warner Bros. / IMAX
42God Loves Uganda$5,530--1--$5,530$5,5301Variance Films
43Broadway Idiot$5,514--1--$5,514$5,5141FilmBuff
44Populaire$5,354-64%21-37$255$166,9056Weinstein Company
45Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon$5,278-61%2-10$2,639$81,9833AMC Entertainment
46Design is One: Lella & Massimo Vignelli$4,236--1--$4,236$4,2361First Run Features
47Bad Milo!$4,101-9%9-2$456$12,3462Magnolia / Magnet
48The Patience Stone$3,860-29%204$193$130,0609Sony Pictures Classics
49Blackfish$3,56821%132$274$2,063,31213Magnolia Pictures
50Museum Hours$3,325-50%7-5$475$516,03116Cinema Guild
51Blue Caprice$3,094-70%16-20$193$86,7495IFC Films
52Trouble Every Day (2013 re-issue)$2,984--1--$2,984$2,9841The Film Desk
53Murder 11$2,214-73%20$1,107$19,1672Indican Pictures
54Drinking Buddies$1,876-20%71$268$328,6428Magnolia Pictures
55Dislecksia: The Movie$1,701-23%10$1,701$5,1722Area23a
56The Wicker Man: The Final Cut$1,683-75%20$842$18,8303Rialto Pictures
57Cassadaga$1,678--3--$559$1,6781Archstone Distribution
58Free the Mind$1,631-9%3-1$544$139,00724International Film Circuit
59Ip Man: The Final Fight$1,6011%10$1,601$36,0414Well Go USA
60I Used to Be Darker$1,542-73%20$771$14,1393Strand Releasing
61I'm So Excited$1,435299%72$205$1,359,79616Sony Pictures Classics
62Prince Avalanche$1,368-62%4-8$342$193,33610Magnolia Pictures
63Shepard & Dark$1,216487%21$608$5,8363Music Box Films
64Zaytoun$1,083-88%2-7$542$26,3624Strand Releasing
65The Trials of Muhammad Ali$1,074-76%6-3$179$30,4708Kino Lorber
66The Citizen$872-83%4-2$218$22,0546Monterey Media
67The Institute$843-72%20$422$6,2962Argot Pictures
68Touchy Feely$780-64%3-1$260$35,0226Magnolia Pictures
69Leviathan (2013)$761--1--$761$75,97633Cinema Guild
70Rising From Ashes$747--2--$374$35,52511First Run Features
71Before Midnight$615-55%4-1$154$8,110,62121Sony Pictures Classics
72The Act of Killing$4410%40$110$443,20313Drafthouse Films
73C.O.G.$242-88%1-3$242$55,3014Screen Media / Focus World
74Fire in the Blood$14832%10$148$10,2036International Film Circuit
75Terms and Conditions May Apply$101-91%30$34$48,75514Variance Films