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 Fri, Dec. 3 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Dec. 3 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tangled$5,146,398260%3,6030$1,428$80,108,3192Disney
2Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$4,801,767154%4,1250$1,164$232,302,4083Warner Bros.
3Burlesque$1,994,591142%3,0370$657$22,851,1862Sony / Screen Gems
4Love and Other Drugs$1,977,370171%2,4583$804$18,899,4472Fox
5Unstoppable (2010)$1,883,340244%3,152-31$598$64,676,0104Fox
6Due Date$1,356,136203%2,450-105$554$88,104,9885Warner Bros.
7Faster (2010)$1,219,137152%2,47016$494$15,502,2672CBS Films
8Megamind$1,176,585253%3,173-238$371$132,850,8955Paramount / DreamWorks
9The Warrior's Way$1,119,875--1,622--$690$1,119,8751Relativity Media
10The Next Three Days$809,306167%2,236-328$362$16,540,3153Lionsgate
11Morning Glory (2010)$553,482139%2,263-178$245$27,883,2054Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Dec. 3 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$501,848252%433140$1,159$5,494,4725Fox Searchlight
2Fair Game (2010)$276,960228%43640$635$6,613,0445Summit
3Red (2010)$231,344199%779-135$297$86,651,3168Summit
4For Colored Girls$128,965135%485-120$266$36,936,5855Lionsgate
5Skyline$124,33075%578-611$215$20,643,3704Universal / Rogue
6The Social Network$112,984219%260-31$435$90,678,65110Sony / Columbia
7The Town$61,338149%3180$193$91,593,94212Warner Bros.
8Despicable Me$54,585242%28014$195$249,841,65022Universal
9Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$54,4491307%322192$169$54,651,35211Warner Bros.
10Easy A$45,248--229-22$198$58,035,12012Sony / Screen Gems
11Jackass 3D$35,623146%180-3$198$116,658,0718Paramount
12Life As We Know It$35,470223%208-41$171$52,054,9129Warner Bros.
13Paranormal Activity 2$32,553163%200-79$163$84,189,0127Paramount
14Inception$21,154107%117-27$181$292,337,62821Warner Bros.
15Conviction$19,474258%10721$182$6,615,6068Fox Searchlight
16Hereafter$14,08097%114-88$124$32,402,1978Warner Bros.
17The Nutcracker in 3D$11,328271%11570$99$110,0722Freestyle Releasing

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Dec. 3 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Black Swan$415,822--18--$23,101$415,8221Fox Searchlight
2The King's Speech$85,406158%62$14,234$568,8642Weinstein Company
3Hubble 3D$39,13334%570$687$18,873,52438Warner Bros. / IMAX
4I Love You Phillip Morris$30,623--6--$5,104$30,6231Roadside Attractions
5The Polar Express (2010 re-issue)$16,214--15--$1,081$115,1675Warner Bros.
6Guzaarish$15,335134%58-38$264$946,5973UTV
7Waiting for 'Superman'$13,984168%8516$165$6,294,91911Paramount Vantage
8Under the Sea 3D$7,76932%130$598$24,971,67695Warner Bros. / IMAX
9Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$6,43373%59-31$109$52,422,39311Fox
10Nowhere Boy$4,424125%23-17$192$1,434,0869Weinstein Company
11Stone$4,068125%22-1$185$1,752,8419Relativity / Overture
12Wild Target$3,446374%137$265$83,3046Freestyle
13Winter's Bone$1,7672256%20$884$6,228,54026Roadside Attractions
14The Tillman Story$1,180200%141$84$795,50016Weinstein Company
15Let Me In$1,128101%0-31--$12,132,81310Relativity / Overture
16Jack Goes Boating$522-29%90$58$531,99012Relativity / Overture
17Cool It$341361%1514$23$58,7494Roadside Attractions