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 Mon, Jan. 10 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 10 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1True Grit (2010)$1,110,164-69%3,12441$355$111,145,3213Paramount
2Black Swan$811,617-64%1,58431$512$62,030,1216Fox Searchlight
3Little Fockers$790,125-74%3,675121$215$124,477,8853Universal
4Season of the Witch$754,249-70%2,816--$268$11,366,6241Relativity Media
5TRON: Legacy$692,824-75%3,013-352$230$148,905,2444Disney
6The Fighter$595,983-67%2,528-6$236$58,441,9295Paramount
7Country Strong$486,371-72%1,4241422$342$7,949,8253Sony / Screen Gems
8The Tourist$297,449-66%2,442-314$122$61,455,3935Sony / Columbia
9Tangled$275,746-82%2,383-199$116$176,055,2427Disney
10Yogi Bear$275,441-87%3,288-227$84$75,712,2124Warner Bros.
11The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$274,214-79%2,814-134$97$94,806,4105Fox
12Gulliver's Travels (2010)$236,308-82%2,964-125$80$34,684,6293Fox
13Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$171,343-73%1,507-225$114$287,833,1138Warner Bros.
14How Do You Know$148,588-64%1,902-581$78$28,982,2454Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jan. 10 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The King's Speech$545,492-70%75858$720$33,442,1577Weinstein Company
2The Social Network$54,578-67%603354$91$94,132,04815Sony / Columbia
3Love and Other Drugs$31,937-56%21237$151$31,715,1097Fox
4Unstoppable (2010)$25,608-65%398-52$64$80,048,8559Fox
5Due Date$21,999-62%244-160$90$99,674,53110Warner Bros.
6I Love You Phillip Morris$19,968-69%10032$200$1,455,4486Roadside Attractions
7Red (2010)$17,255-62%261-42$66$89,860,19213Summit
8Megamind$16,900-80%375-389$45$144,691,28410Paramount / DreamWorks
9Life As We Know It$10,165-73%188-60$54$53,143,89214Warner Bros.
10Morning Glory (2010)$8,618-62%17852$48$30,892,5979Paramount
11Fair Game (2010)$7,309-59%103-6$71$9,249,26110Summit
12Despicable Me$5,340-84%178-19$30$251,389,96027Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jan. 10 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Blue Valentine (2010)$74,806-65%4036$1,870$1,219,3902Weinstein Company
2127 Hours$21,960-62%88-15$250$10,846,55910Fox Searchlight
3Somewhere (2010)$15,635-70%179$920$679,6243Focus
4Hubble 3D$15,417-56%0-47--$20,403,93443Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Rabbit Hole$10,334-69%340$304$638,3154Lionsgate
6No One Killed Jessica$9,877-84%48--$206$237,3501UTV Communications
7Faster (2010)$4,493-66%79-40$57$22,945,7247CBS Films
8Jackass 3D$4,368-58%70-67$62$117,194,66813Paramount
9Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$3,740-79%95-63$39$55,642,66816Warner Bros.
10Paranormal Activity 2$2,488-70%90-55$28$84,725,64412Paramount
11Summer Wars$2,396-54%1412$171$38,3503GKIDS
12The Warrior's Way$2,126-58%32-6$66$5,607,0466Relativity Media
13Hereafter$1,001-70%33-95$30$32,742,59713Warner Bros.
14Tees Maar Khan$695-84%38--$18$1,073,3813UTV Communications
15Winter's Bone$596-62%64$99$6,254,97831Roadside Attractions
16For Colored Girls$241-79%21-7$11$37,686,51510Lionsgate