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 Wed, Aug. 11 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 11 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Other Guys$3,769,202-21%3,651--$1,032$49,059,2841Sony / Columbia
2Inception$2,216,375-15%3,418-127$648$235,007,1214Warner Bros.
3Step Up 3D$1,508,824-31%2,435--$620$21,537,9571Disney
4Despicable Me$1,382,265-18%3,413-189$405$213,826,7055Universal
5Dinner for Schmucks$1,345,515-17%3,00493$448$51,171,3482Paramount / DreamWorks
6Salt$1,260,639-20%3,317-295$380$96,000,0893Sony / Columbia
7Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$1,073,288-20%3,7050$290$29,896,0252Warner Bros.
8Charlie St. Cloud$708,445-22%2,7257$260$25,949,1952Universal
9Toy Story 3$514,837-13%1,714-391$300$398,033,3838Disney
10Ramona and Beezus$344,753-13%1,478-1241$233$22,139,8173Fox
11The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$340,325-12%1,704-630$200$294,218,3226Summit
12The Sorcerer's Apprentice$324,421-14%1,766-758$184$58,092,1974Disney
13Grown Ups$291,578-14%1,769-500$165$156,611,3547Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Aug. 11 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kids Are All Right$322,750-16%994147$325$15,063,2715Focus
2The Last Airbender$86,172-18%639-599$135$129,257,5496Paramount
3Shrek Forever After$79,033-17%308-22$257$236,801,51212Paramount / DreamWorks
4Predators$54,722-8%454-419$121$50,672,0615Fox
5Middle Men$46,755-31%252--$186$500,0251Paramount
6Knight and Day$41,604-15%336-495$124$74,988,2487Fox
7Winter's Bone$38,850-1%1412$276$4,593,2419Roadside Attractions
8Iron Man 2$30,077-14%224-62$134$311,900,68614Paramount
9The A-Team$28,776-18%241-41$119$76,618,3509Fox
10Marmaduke$22,070-16%170-60$130$33,220,76710Fox
11Twelve$18,1102%231--$78$163,0291Hannover House
12Cyrus$16,2442%132-84$123$7,186,8508Fox Searchlight
13Sex and the City 2$16,190-7%200158$81$95,287,27311Warner Bros. / New Line
14Killers$13,635-7%172-47$79$46,903,05910Lionsgate
15Get Him to the Greek$13,225-4%110-45$120$60,963,49010Universal
16Letters to Juliet$12,354-9%103-70$120$52,933,32713Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Aug. 11 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$85,9966%530$1,623$13,044,66821Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Flipped$25,148-9%45--$559$305,6401Warner Bros.
3Under the Sea 3D$24,20020%130$1,862$23,553,67078Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The Concert$10,90818%1917$574$131,8203Weinstein Company
5Solitary Man$5,820-11%45-18$129$4,230,22412Anchor Bay
6Date Night$5,570-12%46-30$121$98,626,08318Fox
7The Disappearance of Alice Creed$3,539-17%10--$354$52,9831Anchor Bay
8City Island$2,70023%7-8$386$6,662,55021Anchor Bay
9Jonah Hex$1,97818%25-58$79$10,545,5818Warner Bros.
10Princess Kaiulani$4161%1-1$416$862,87713Roadside Attractions