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

Daily Domestic Gross Mon, May. 17 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 17 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 2$3,715,485-74%4,39010$846$214,916,3612Paramount
2Robin Hood$3,257,790-64%3,503--$930$39,321,1751Universal
3Letters to Juliet$1,141,212-64%2,968--$385$14,681,6981Summit
4Just Wright$581,843-71%1,831--$318$8,866,8321Fox Searchlight
5A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$419,000-61%3,075-257$136$56,486,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
6How to Train Your Dragon$352,917-75%2,620-383$135$208,000,6138Paramount / DreamWorks
7Date Night$315,044-60%2,481-253$127$86,837,6666Fox
8The Back-up Plan$201,942-63%2,497-506$81$34,326,7244CBS Films
9Furry Vengeance$117,704-82%2,695-307$44$15,206,7743Summit
10Clash of the Titans (2010)$113,000-65%1,300-857$87$160,241,0007Warner Bros.
11Death at a Funeral (2010)$106,590-64%1,062-644$100$40,602,5545Sony / Screen Gems

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, May. 17 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Babies$116,260-60%5439$214$3,997,4762Focus
2Oceans$107,397-52%973-259$110$17,776,8474Disneynature
3Kick-Ass$70,829-52%609-1150$116$46,687,0615Lionsgate
4The Losers$44,000-61%701-1749$63$22,805,0004Warner Bros.
5The Last Song$42,225-67%802-501$53$61,282,6137Disney
6Avatar$41,240-57%279-49$148$748,509,61322Fox
7Alice in Wonderland (2010)$39,557-68%403-179$98$331,573,47211Disney
8Hot Tub Time Machine$38,000-54%458-344$83$49,223,0008MGM
9City Island$33,607-70%2536$133$3,640,7959Anchor Bay
10Shutter Island$26,822-61%310121$87$127,240,49213Paramount
11Diary of a Wimpy Kid$19,625-82%468-157$42$61,998,3199Fox
12Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$15,048-67%281-123$54$59,696,4337Lionsgate
13The Ghost Writer$11,123-59%150-81$74$15,095,23713Summit
14She's Out of My League$10,365-69%206-55$50$31,595,08710Paramount
15Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$8,455-76%209-12$40$88,362,90514Fox
16Our Family Wedding$5,121-73%103-16$50$20,097,36010Fox Searchlight
17The Crazies$4,896-63%111-38$44$39,108,27412Overture
18The Tooth Fairy$4,824-79%132-28$37$59,833,25117Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, May. 17 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$73,000-6%480$1,521$5,817,0009Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Princess Kaiulani$23,186-60%33--$703$210,1811Roadside Attractions
3Under the Sea 3D$13,00060%180$722$22,005,00066Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Greenberg$6,117-50%77-37$79$4,161,4279Focus
5The Runaways$3,451-43%49-16$70$3,531,9059Apparition
6The Joneses$3,380-49%56-12$60$1,404,0625Roadside Attractions
7The Secret of Kells$3,017-65%264$116$463,94311GKIDS
8Letters to God$2,800-62%74-38$38$2,797,0006Vivendi
9Crazy Heart$2,269-43%50-25$45$39,438,89222Fox Searchlight
10Cop Out$2,100-65%53-38$40$44,869,00012Warner Bros.
11Brooklyn's Finest$2,022-52%64-49$32$27,156,44811Overture
12The Square (2010)$1,193-70%14-3$85$243,6456Apparition
13Here and There (Tamo i Ovde)$658-56%1--$658$7,0101Cinema Purgatorio
14The Blind Side$150-79%11-14$14$255,951,00026Warner Bros.