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, Dec. 2 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 2 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$1,891,483-2%4,1250$459$227,500,6412Warner Bros.
2Tangled$1,427,5815%3,6030$396$74,961,9211Disney
3Burlesque$825,7450%3,0370$272$20,856,5951Sony / Screen Gems
4Love and Other Drugs$728,485-1%2,45589$297$16,922,0771Fox
5Unstoppable (2010)$546,8050%3,183-78$172$62,792,6703Fox
6Faster (2010)$483,574-7%2,4540$197$14,283,1301CBS Films
7Due Date$448,305-2%2,555-178$175$86,748,8524Warner Bros.
8Megamind$333,3092%3,4110$98$131,674,3104Paramount / DreamWorks
9The Next Three Days$302,682-3%2,5640$118$15,731,0092Lionsgate
10Morning Glory (2010)$231,819-1%2,4410$95$27,329,7233Paramount
11Skyline$70,9950%1,189-1694$60$20,519,0403Universal / Rogue

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Dec. 2 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$142,6812%29314$487$4,992,6244Fox Searchlight
2Fair Game (2010)$84,530-10%3960$213$6,336,0844Summit
3Red (2010)$77,2568%9140$85$86,419,9727Summit
4For Colored Girls$54,8404%6050$91$36,807,6204Lionsgate
5The Social Network$35,4705%2910$122$90,565,6679Sony / Columbia
6Secretariat$33,154-1%5010$66$57,689,5988Disney
7The Town$24,660-3%3180$78$91,532,60411Warner Bros.
8Despicable Me$15,9609%2660$60$249,787,06521Universal
9Jackass 3D$14,5051%1830$79$116,622,4487Paramount
10Paranormal Activity 2$12,3852%2790$44$84,156,4596Paramount
11Life As We Know It$10,97719%249-52$44$52,019,4428Warner Bros.
12Saw 3D$10,78816%145-661$74$45,710,1785Lionsgate
13Inception$10,196-2%144-20$71$292,316,47420Warner Bros.
14Alpha and Omega$7,2260%2280$32$25,107,26711Lionsgate
15Hereafter$7,15914%202-111$35$32,388,1177Warner Bros.
16Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$3,871-4%1300$30$54,596,90310Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Dec. 2 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The King's Speech$33,15513%4--$8,289$483,4581Weinstein Company
2Hubble 3D$29,140-4%570$511$18,834,39137Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Guzaarish$6,551-31%96-12$68$931,2622UTV
4Under the Sea 3D$5,894112%130$453$24,963,90794Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Conviction$5,4352%86-2$63$6,596,1327Fox Searchlight
6Waiting for 'Superman'$5,214-25%690$76$6,280,93510Paramount Vantage
7Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$3,712-4%90-34$41$52,415,96010Fox
8The Nutcracker in 3D$3,05220%450$68$98,7441Freestyle Releasing
9Nowhere Boy$1,96929%40-20$49$1,429,6628Weinstein Company
10Stone$1,80725%230$79$1,748,7738Relativity / Overture
11Catfish$94575%90$105$3,237,34311Universal / Rogue
12Jack Goes Boating$73740%90$82$531,46811Relativity / Overture
13Wild Target$727-5%6-1$121$79,8585Freestyle
14Let Me In$562-3%310$18$12,131,6859Relativity / Overture
15The Tillman Story$3934%132$30$794,32015Weinstein Company
16Winter's Bone$75-26%2--$38$6,226,77325Roadside Attractions
17Cool It$74-52%1--$74$58,4083Roadside Attractions