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 Thu, Jun. 17 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 17 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Karate Kid (2010)$4,370,744-16%3,663--$1,193$77,253,9441Sony / Columbia
2The A-Team$2,044,243-22%3,535--$578$36,022,2701Fox
3Shrek Forever After$1,664,556-12%3,868-518$430$217,456,5274Paramount / DreamWorks
4Get Him to the Greek$974,025-32%2,7025$360$41,739,4652Universal
5Killers$889,983-14%2,8590$311$34,266,6562Lionsgate
6Sex and the City 2$733,000-10%2,750-695$267$87,759,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
7Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$689,915-9%3,108-538$222$75,234,1103Disney
8Marmaduke$682,507-11%3,2130$212$25,236,8052Fox
9Iron Man 2$469,577-12%2,305-702$204$301,338,0776Paramount
10Splice$307,000-18%2,4500$125$14,637,0002Warner Bros
11Robin Hood$265,505-15%1,895-704$140$100,656,7905Universal
12Letters to Juliet$254,467-4%1,331-631$191$47,800,9795Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Jun. 17 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Date Night$57,618-11%430-228$134$96,522,35310Fox
2How to Train Your Dragon$42,009-3%281-62$149$214,597,21512Paramount / DreamWorks
3Babies$32,943-14%146-35$226$6,990,1916Focus
4Furry Vengeance$31,901-4%268143$119$16,948,7167Summit
5Just Wright$26,529-18%279-239$95$20,917,8805Fox Searchlight
6Diary of a Wimpy Kid$25,659-6%202-42$127$63,472,02113Fox
7City Island$22,601-20%159-18$142$5,755,79013Anchor Bay
8Kick-Ass$17,877-21%17861$100$47,874,1319Lionsgate
9Raajneeti$13,000-38%12413$105$1,360,0002UTV Communications
10The Back-up Plan$9,894-10%112-41$88$36,957,3158CBS Films
11The Losers$8,000-9%127-79$63$23,560,0008Warner Bros.
12A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$7,500-18%125-169$60$62,613,0007Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Jun. 17 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$74,000-1%481$1,542$8,377,00013Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Solitary Man$24,123-27%5331$455$998,0664Anchor Bay
3Avatar$18,362-7%26-20$706$749,389,76926Fox
4Under the Sea 3D$14,0008%15-2$933$22,464,00070Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Winter's Bone$7,590-31%4--$1,898$123,0121Roadside Attractions
6Princess Kaiulani$4,110-19%261$158$790,6145Roadside Attractions
7The Ghost Writer$3,743-25%63-84$59$15,541,54917Summit
8Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$3,29020%43-38$77$88,731,29318Fox
9The Secret of Kells$1,983-27%20-4$99$609,23615GKIDS
10The Joneses$1,830146%103$183$1,446,4769Roadside Attractions
11The Square (2010)$1,099-31%170$65$334,74910Apparition
12Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema$540-22%4--$135$7,2941Anchor Bay