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, May. 13 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 13 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Thor$9,140,767127%3,9638$2,307$93,893,0842Paramount
2Bridesmaids$7,834,830--2,918--$2,685$7,834,8301Universal
3Fast Five$5,917,080181%3,793131$1,560$155,163,2803Universal
4Priest (2011)$5,632,212--2,864--$1,967$5,632,2121Sony / Screen Gems
5Something Borrowed$2,297,465108%2,9040$791$20,943,9772Warner Bros.
6Jumping the Broom$1,996,760172%2,0350$981$20,690,5742Sony / TriStar
7Rio (2011)$1,608,618269%2,929-329$549$118,576,7585Fox
8Water for Elephants$1,167,262108%2,425-189$481$45,543,0424Fox
9Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$616,757184%1,449-432$426$48,634,9064Lionsgate
10Soul Surfer$489,255263%1,468-313$333$37,895,4236Sony / TriStar
11Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$166,65818%1,276-1229$131$7,578,2513Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, May. 13 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Insidious$333,925227%762-239$438$51,049,9147FilmDistrict
2Source Code$236,255103%626-304$377$51,632,7777Summit
3Everything Must Go$221,551--218--$1,016$221,5511Roadside Attractions
4Hanna$160,13971%425-323$377$38,166,9146Focus
5The Conspirator$112,73281%370-87$305$10,140,8385Roadside Attractions
6The Lincoln Lawyer$100,175125%345-95$290$55,814,5609Lionsgate
7Limitless$99,189102%298-81$333$77,304,2979Relativity Media
8Scream 4$91,46621%426-907$215$37,323,6785Weinstein Company
9Win Win$91,294107%248-20$368$8,620,3369Fox Searchlight
10Jane Eyre (2011)$88,28271%2480$356$9,722,36010Focus
11Rango$86,022322%216-61$398$120,587,95611Paramount
12HOP$84,915276%459-443$185$106,538,0057Universal
13Arthur (2011)$71,145241%344-11$207$32,401,8136Warner Bros.
14Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$65,600423%311-28$211$51,409,9218Fox
15The Adjustment Bureau$59,860228%164-51$365$62,186,82511Universal
16Battle: Los Angeles$53,640--225-4$238$83,138,43510Sony / Columbia
17The Beaver$42,056317%10583$401$192,4132Summit
18Go For It!$33,831--218--$155$33,8311Lionsgate / Pantelion
19Your Highness$32,560231%148-16$220$21,494,3406Universal
20Paul$30,770132%181-23$170$37,297,1759Universal
21Sucker Punch$24,02660%139-71$173$36,270,5388Warner Bros.
22Red Riding Hood$15,921114%100-56$159$37,569,59410Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, May. 13 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$104,59650%57-2$1,835$4,598,1386Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Hubble 3D$32,5929%342$959$24,748,64761Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Just Go With It$17,401--89-44$196$102,988,94814Sony / Columbia
4The King's Speech$12,63889%71-19$178$138,685,09125Weinstein Company
5Beastly$7,91597%46-30$172$27,836,46111CBS Films
6No Eres Tu, Soy Yo$5,799346%5029$116$1,312,4356Lionsgate / Pantelion
7Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$5,021150%38-14$132$37,874,59713Fox
8Cedar Rapids$3,648147%12-10$304$6,837,27514Fox Searchlight
9Dum Maaro Dum$3,479120%20-13$174$543,6354Fox Searchlight
10Kill the Irishman$3,2375%13-10$249$1,123,25110Anchor Bay Films
11Skateland$1,842--2--$921$1,8421Freestyle Releasing
12Dylan Dog: Dead of Night$1,746-92%34-430$51$1,178,3983Omni Lab/Freestyle Releasing
13The Company Men$1,081-43%11-24$98$4,436,14317Weinstein Company
14Biutiful$1,06418%11-5$97$5,078,26820Roadside Attractions
15Miral$81455%50$163$369,3008Weinstein Company
16The Music Never Stopped$497141%5-2$99$238,4559Roadside Attractions
17Meet Monica Velour$392--1--$392$27,1856Anchor Bay Films