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, Feb. 9 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 9 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The King's Speech$680,315-15%2,58427$263$85,639,40911Weinstein Company
2No Strings Attached$665,879-16%3,05028$218$53,508,0463Paramount
3Sanctum$640,335-25%2,787--$230$11,746,2951Universal
4The Roommate$565,093-27%2,534--$223$17,047,0331Sony / Screen Gems
5The Mechanic$504,950-19%2,7041$187$21,693,3072CBS Films
6The Rite$428,043-19%2,9850$143$25,159,8182Warner Bros. / New Line
7True Grit (2010)$390,007-12%2,902-218$134$156,130,5087Paramount
8The Green Hornet$379,027-15%3,033-491$125$88,323,4584Sony / Columbia
9Black Swan$308,387-24%1,977-338$156$96,879,56210Fox Searchlight
10The Fighter$254,092-15%1,662-252$153$83,193,0389Paramount
11The Dilemma$241,325-14%2,545-360$95$46,337,0754Universal
12Yogi Bear$115,1761%1,807-326$64$95,722,2088Warner Bros.
13TRON: Legacy$103,519-7%1,040-465$100$169,083,5278Disney
14Tangled$99,4900%1,369-220$73$192,376,71111Disney
15Little Fockers$81,300-8%1,355-696$60$146,799,6457Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Feb. 9 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$140,964-20%899-17$157$16,132,70114Fox Searchlight
2Blue Valentine (2010)$86,062-15%45035$191$7,534,9976Weinstein Company
3Biutiful$65,065-6%179117$363$1,618,0316Roadside Attractions
4The Company Men$56,288-1%23120$244$2,460,9853Weinstein Company
5Country Strong$56,133-10%948-339$59$19,983,1867Sony / Screen Gems
6From Prada to Nada$40,046-17%2615$153$2,237,3502Lionsgate / Pantelion
7Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$31,4403%365-100$86$292,853,78612Warner Bros.
8The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$29,444-7%514-218$57$102,657,5909Fox
9Season of the Witch$26,520-5%492-618$54$24,323,2885Relativity Media
10Megamind$22,764-2%290-10$78$147,531,67614Paramount / DreamWorks
11Gulliver's Travels (2010)$22,6601%495-158$46$41,676,4947Fox
12The Social Network$19,668-19%294-73$67$96,462,28119Sony / Columbia
13The Way Back$16,675-7%145-450$115$2,583,2433Newmarket Films
14Rabbit Hole$16,442-1%1317$126$1,770,7538Lionsgate
15Unstoppable (2010)$10,873-6%202-48$54$81,234,39813Fox
16Fair Game (2010)$7,372-3%149109$49$9,496,08814Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Feb. 9 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$19,382-4%485$404$21,278,58447Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Somewhere (2010)$7,180-4%46-14$156$1,625,1127Focus
3Winter's Bone$4,942-6%358$141$6,371,12635Roadside Attractions
4Love and Other Drugs$3,683-10%46-71$80$32,340,71611Fox
5Faster (2010)$3,165-19%87-27$36$23,236,44811CBS Films
6I Love You Phillip Morris$2,62427%39-9$67$1,924,26910Roadside Attractions
7The Heart Specialist$1,697-8%56-63$30$1,101,6174Freestyle
8Waiting for Forever$1,095-13%3--$365$12,3951Freestyle