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, Jul. 10 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Despicable Me$20,838,620-2%3,476--$5,995$42,181,2601Universal
2The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$12,288,70311%4,4680$2,750$227,019,7202Summit
3Toy Story 3$8,945,34738%3,753-275$2,384$333,652,1994Disney
4Predators$8,467,871-19%2,669--$3,173$18,874,3651Fox
5The Last Airbender$6,718,55629%3,20334$2,098$95,017,4582Paramount
6Grown Ups$6,507,84128%3,463-71$1,879$106,506,2393Sony / Columbia
7Knight and Day$3,336,11535%2,628-476$1,269$59,887,2933Fox
8The Karate Kid (2010)$2,289,49435%2,458-651$931$162,914,7185Sony / Columbia
9The A-Team$738,98931%1,236-917$598$73,473,4345Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jul. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cyrus$586,64860%200123$2,933$3,098,7784Fox Searchlight
2Get Him to the Greek$296,14035%442-442$670$59,227,3606Universal
3Winter's Bone$215,01466%10623$2,028$2,400,2245Roadside Attractions
4Shrek Forever After$207,38226%461-496$450$233,654,8388Paramount / DreamWorks
5Solitary Man$199,40167%172-4$1,159$3,404,8898Anchor Bay
6Iron Man 2$170,99541%333-189$513$309,137,17710Paramount
7Letters to Juliet$153,02240%241-99$635$51,652,0869Summit
8Marmaduke$140,40415%383-92$367$31,454,6456Fox
9How to Train Your Dragon$126,52617%254-49$498$216,811,02816Paramount / DreamWorks
10Robin Hood$121,42528%300-78$405$104,422,8209Universal
11Killers$120,19531%269-458$447$45,788,6916Lionsgate
12Sex and the City 2$85,37327%156-199$547$94,645,7907Warner Bros. / New Line
13Date Night$77,36023%205-37$377$97,954,19014Fox
14Splice$51,26735%20464$251$16,719,8566Warner Bros
15Clash of the Titans (2010)$33,32228%130-45$256$163,077,66715Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jul. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kids Are All Right$199,94439%7--$28,563$343,3241Focus
2Hubble 3D$94,7231%531$1,787$10,205,37717Warner Bros. / IMAX
3I Hate Luv Storys$55,31639%79--$700$719,7062UTV
4City Island$42,564108%65-16$655$6,477,95917Anchor Bay
5Grease Sing-a-Long$31,51227%12--$2,626$91,3181Paramount
6Just Wright$22,79240%80-15$285$21,401,9539Fox Searchlight
7Furry Vengeance$22,42833%86-21$261$17,585,10811Summit
8Under the Sea 3D$20,892-12%130$1,607$22,804,23774Warner Bros. / IMAX
9Avatar$17,79170%90$1,977$749,648,67230Fox
10Jonah Hex$17,53536%65-285$270$10,073,2984Warner Bros.
11The Back-up Plan$14,87523%61-36$244$37,438,29912CBS Films
12Diary of a Wimpy Kid$12,2492%51-19$240$63,862,44117Fox
13A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$11,24325%53-57$212$63,051,07611Warner Bros. / New Line
14Princess Kaiulani$2,06321%61$344$845,0429Roadside Attractions
15Racing Dreams$1,600-51%1-1$1,600$54,9458Hanover House
16The Secret of Kells$1,445115%10-4$145$680,04119GKIDS
17The Square (2010)$1,41754%50$283$400,13214Apparition
18Raajneeti$964103%5--$193$1,514,2696UTV Communications
19The Joneses$8071%21$404$1,473,65713Roadside Attractions