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 Sat, Jun. 19 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 19 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Toy Story 3$37,091,130-10%4,028--$9,208$78,240,0911Disney
2The Karate Kid (2010)$11,097,97826%3,6630$3,030$97,134,5552Sony / Columbia
3The A-Team$5,227,65822%3,5449$1,475$45,535,0972Fox
4Get Him to the Greek$2,307,00016%2,592-110$890$46,042,0003Universal
5Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$2,159,19124%2,605-503$829$79,129,7464Disney
6Shrek Forever After$2,133,55727%3,207-661$665$221,275,8985Paramount / DreamWorks
7Killers$1,950,56716%2,619-240$745$37,897,5533Lionsgate
8Jonah Hex$1,800,000-8%2,825--$637$3,752,0001Warner Bros.
9Marmaduke$1,212,94379%2,495-718$486$27,127,7773Fox
10Iron Man 2$1,049,14147%1,612-693$651$303,102,6357Paramount
11Sex and the City 2$979,0008%1,680-1070$583$89,643,0004Warner Bros. / New Line
12Robin Hood$528,00046%1,046-849$505$101,546,0006Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jun. 19 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Splice$354,00025%944-1506$375$15,275,0003Warner Bros
2Letters to Juliet$318,97214%806-525$396$48,400,4456Summit
3Solitary Man$192,45867%10754$1,799$1,305,5935Anchor Bay
4Raavan$188,0472%119--$1,580$371,5331Reliance Big Pictures
5Date Night$148,02120%345-85$429$96,794,22611Fox
6Clash of the Titans (2010)$91,00030%267-66$341$162,136,00012Warner Bros.
7The Bounty Hunter$89,76212%174-62$516$66,711,41714Sony / Columbia
8City Island$85,59794%133-26$644$5,885,60814Anchor Bay
9Just Wright$70,85443%158-121$448$21,038,3816Fox Searchlight
10How to Train Your Dragon$63,28625%213-68$297$214,711,06713Paramount / DreamWorks
11Death at a Funeral (2010)$59,01537%16195$367$42,318,36110Sony / Screen Gems
12A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$45,00022%228103$197$62,695,0008Warner Bros. / New Line
13Furry Vengeance$43,01723%235-33$183$17,026,7198Summit
14The Back-up Plan$36,97514%16654$223$37,026,8019CBS Films
15Kick-Ass$28,73425%157-21$183$47,925,82210Lionsgate
16Diary of a Wimpy Kid$27,8215%146-56$191$63,526,25414Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jun. 19 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Winter's Bone$143,94846%3935$3,691$365,5482Roadside Attractions
2Hubble 3D$93,00013%502$1,860$8,543,00014Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Cyrus$70,07934%4--$17,520$122,2891Fox Searchlight
4Babies$35,48138%97-49$366$7,051,4687Focus
5Raajneeti$34,00089%56-68$607$1,412,0003UTV Communications
6Avatar$19,47161%17-9$1,145$749,421,33427Fox
7Under the Sea 3D$12,000-8%150$800$22,490,00071Warner Bros. / IMAX
8The Losers$7,5000%31-96$242$23,575,0009Warner Bros.
9The Square (2010)$7,04518%12-5$587$347,78111Apparition
10Princess Kaiulani$6,6439%16-10$415$803,3416Roadside Attractions
11The Joneses$4,15860%7-1$594$1,453,23910Roadside Attractions
12The Secret of Kells$4,01445%15-5$268$616,01416GKIDS
13Racing Dreams$722-26%2--$361$42,8975Hanover House