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, Feb. 5 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 5 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Roommate$6,874,5697%2,534--$2,713$13,299,2761Sony / Screen Gems
2Sanctum$4,389,52523%2,787--$1,575$7,956,8851Universal
3The King's Speech$3,999,69273%2,58427$1,548$82,133,51411Weinstein Company
4No Strings Attached$3,924,38033%3,05028$1,287$50,256,3683Paramount
5The Green Hornet$3,197,98581%3,033-491$1,054$86,086,1944Sony / Columbia
6The Rite$2,734,63441%2,9850$916$22,783,3262Warner Bros. / New Line
7The Mechanic$2,606,42345%2,7041$964$19,108,3762CBS Films
8True Grit (2010)$2,566,91778%2,902-218$885$154,273,6967Paramount
9The Dilemma$1,730,01053%2,545-360$680$45,154,0054Universal
10Black Swan$1,694,69958%1,977-338$857$95,253,09010Fox Searchlight
11The Fighter$1,564,52576%1,662-252$941$82,013,7479Paramount
12Yogi Bear$1,226,002177%1,807-326$678$94,785,7618Warner Bros.
13Tangled$998,723152%1,369-220$730$191,618,42711Disney
14TRON: Legacy$735,397100%1,040-465$707$168,498,1878Disney
15Little Fockers$670,72577%1,355-696$495$146,352,5857Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Feb. 5 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$676,37049%899-17$752$15,460,32514Fox Searchlight
2Blue Valentine (2010)$377,95450%45035$840$7,113,1696Weinstein Company
3From Prada to Nada$344,67769%2615$1,321$1,897,4872Lionsgate / Pantelion
4Country Strong$321,00560%948-339$339$19,721,2247Sony / Screen Gems
5Biutiful$303,84863%179120$1,697$1,272,0146Roadside Attractions
6The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$286,743113%514-218$558$102,452,0909Fox
7The Company Men$282,53468%23120$1,223$2,200,8703Weinstein Company
8Gulliver's Travels (2010)$256,155128%495-158$517$41,506,8497Fox
9Megamind$205,402115%290-10$708$147,380,07314Paramount / DreamWorks
10Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$197,542104%365-100$541$292,682,19712Warner Bros.
11Season of the Witch$144,74983%492-618$294$24,181,6145Relativity Media
12The Social Network$130,39376%294-73$444$96,357,66919Sony / Columbia
13The Tourist$80,45551%231-197$348$66,821,2729Sony / Columbia
14The Way Back$70,03555%145-450$483$2,506,1483Newmarket Films
15Unstoppable (2010)$68,70269%202-48$340$81,182,56813Fox
16Rabbit Hole$57,22058%1317$437$1,694,3908Lionsgate
17Burlesque$40,64352%178-60$228$39,420,28911Sony / Screen Gems
18Fair Game (2010)$25,69543%149109$172$9,464,92414Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Feb. 5 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$54,03283%485$1,126$21,194,11547Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Somewhere (2010)$28,28353%46-14$615$1,590,8627Focus
3Winter's Bone$19,987101%347$588$6,348,72735Roadside Attractions
4Faster (2010)$17,08073%87-27$196$23,219,21311CBS Films
5Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries)$14,60888%42-33$348$560,5523UTV Communications
6Love and Other Drugs$12,61030%46-71$274$32,325,78211Fox
7The Heart Specialist$10,50996%56-63$188$1,093,8514Freestyle
8I Love You Phillip Morris$9,04953%39-10$232$1,914,04510Roadside Attractions
9Waiting for Forever$4,40758%3--$1,469$7,1931Freestyle
10Summer Wars$2,088156%41$522$77,0447GKIDS