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, Jun. 14 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 14 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Karate Kid (2010)$6,385,761-60%3,663--$1,743$62,051,5661Sony / Columbia
2The A-Team$3,002,209-55%3,535--$849$28,671,6641Fox
3Shrek Forever After$1,870,982-60%3,868-518$484$211,893,5394Paramount / DreamWorks
4Get Him to the Greek$1,607,335-44%2,7025$595$38,008,0552Universal
5Killers$1,018,545-50%2,8590$356$31,280,1692Lionsgate
6Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$759,205-58%3,108-538$244$72,987,5073Disney
7Sex and the City 2$731,000-50%2,750-695$266$85,390,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
8Marmaduke$702,262-58%3,2130$219$22,987,8022Fox
9Iron Man 2$538,035-57%2,305-702$233$299,820,4256Paramount
10Splice$409,000-51%2,4500$167$13,563,0002Warner Bros
11Robin Hood$322,150-55%1,895-704$170$99,785,8205Universal
12Letters to Juliet$253,356-45%1,331-631$190$47,007,5985Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jun. 14 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Date Night$62,509-50%430-228$145$96,329,22710Fox
2Clash of the Titans (2010)$45,000-54%333199$135$162,003,00011Warner Bros.
3How to Train Your Dragon$41,135-54%281-62$146$214,467,51612Paramount / DreamWorks
4Just Wright$33,692-52%279-239$121$20,829,2635Fox Searchlight
5Babies$31,105-46%146-35$213$6,885,1216Focus
6Furry Vengeance$25,544-50%268143$95$16,847,5077Summit
7City Island$23,839-66%159-18$150$5,679,38113Anchor Bay
8Diary of a Wimpy Kid$23,271-44%202-42$115$63,388,16713Fox
9Kick-Ass$21,418-38%17861$120$47,812,1779Lionsgate
10Raajneeti$16,000-77%12413$129$1,304,0002UTV Communications
11A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$10,000-44%125-169$80$62,588,0007Warner Bros. / New Line
12The Back-up Plan$9,070-51%112-41$81$36,926,5798CBS Films
13The Losers$8,200-45%127-79$65$23,536,0008Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jun. 14 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$65,000-10%481$1,354$8,157,00013Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Solitary Man$32,707-68%5331$617$903,7884Anchor Bay
3Avatar$16,293-23%26-20$627$749,333,09226Fox
4Under the Sea 3D$12,00033%15-2$800$22,423,00070Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Winter's Bone$11,307-55%4--$2,827$96,1041Roadside Attractions
6Princess Kaiulani$4,889-56%261$188$776,3885Roadside Attractions
7The Ghost Writer$4,371-53%63-84$69$15,527,53917Summit
8The Square (2010)$4,24116%170$249$330,85610Apparition
9Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$2,982-56%43-38$69$88,721,73018Fox
10The Secret of Kells$1,873-72%20-4$94$600,99815GKIDS
11The Joneses$811-21%81$101$1,443,3819Roadside Attractions
12Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema$697-45%4--$174$5,6551Anchor Bay