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, Feb. 6 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 6 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chronicle$1,691,695-48%2,907--$582$23,695,7931Fox
2The Woman in Black$1,176,137-60%2,855--$412$22,050,2091CBS Films
3The Grey$819,707-41%3,20722$256$35,377,2392Open Road
4Underworld Awakening$567,880-47%2,636-442$215$54,821,5453Sony / Screen Gems
5Red Tails$395,552-41%2,347-226$169$41,454,6053Fox
6One For the Money$391,783-57%2,7370$143$20,016,0492Lionsgate
7The Descendants$377,996-48%2,03837$185$65,853,59112Fox Searchlight
8Big Miracle$372,575-76%2,129--$175$8,132,7801Universal
9Man on a Ledge$356,295-43%2,9980$119$14,972,1052Lionsgate
10Contraband$337,755-28%2,047-603$165$62,359,3104Universal
11Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$281,467-54%2,505-125$112$26,951,5107Warner Bros.
12The Artist$240,184-52%1,005108$239$20,872,03511Weinstein Company
13The Iron Lady$215,652-43%1,021-223$211$20,871,1846Weinstein Company
14Beauty and the Beast 3D$169,149-74%1,719-426$98$45,077,2814Disney
15Hugo$168,745-67%1,03065$164$62,080,17411Paramount
16Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$142,315-43%1,077-577$132$205,343,0918Paramount
17Haywire$131,306-33%1,251-1190$105$17,978,9773Relativity Media
18Joyful Noise$101,137-64%1,350-671$75$29,065,5954Warner Bros.
19War Horse$100,335-40%1,163-698$86$77,396,6227Disney / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Feb. 6 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$96,785-33%668-534$145$100,000,6087Sony / Columbia
2Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$86,257-46%857-673$101$183,971,3808Warner Bros.
3Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$55,576-52%302-108$184$21,240,6979Focus
4Albert Nobbs$51,453-57%2450$210$1,580,1582Roadside Attractions
5The Adventures of Tintin$47,705-73%486-216$98$75,371,0247Paramount
6Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$44,141-84%818-252$54$128,395,9468Fox
7We Bought a Zoo$39,602-73%754-335$53$72,761,0437Fox
8The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$27,234-54%296105$92$280,903,69912Lionsgate / Summit
9My Week with Marilyn$24,738-48%171-15$145$13,030,59911Weinstein Company
10The Devil Inside$15,230-41%303-419$50$53,072,1195Paramount
11Puss in Boots (2011)$14,306-77%253-17$57$148,473,67315Paramount / DreamWorks
12Happy Feet Two$13,873-79%255-54$54$63,446,36112Warner Bros.
13New Year's Eve$10,054-45%222160$45$54,394,1759Warner Bros. / New Line
14The Sitter$8,829-41%126-19$70$30,329,0249Fox
15J. Edgar$4,854-30%135-73$36$37,263,49413Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Feb. 6 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shame$12,416-45%64-16$194$3,477,81210Fox Searchlight
2Born to Be Wild 3D$11,355-52%450$252$16,007,57244Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Coriolanus$5,254-47%142$375$217,5903Weinstein Company
4W.E.$4,719-57%4--$1,180$51,7931Weinstein Company
5Immortals$3,551-44%62-55$57$83,458,48613Relativity Media
6Pariah (2011)$2,793-59%195$147$623,8446Focus
7In the Land of Blood and Honey$2,017-63%7-4$288$254,8187FilmDistrict
8Young Adult$2,004-42%58-29$35$16,236,3919Paramount
9The Darkest Hour$1,606-57%39-48$41$21,205,3707Summit
10Drive (2011)$1,171-15%22-1$53$35,056,08021FilmDistrict
11Vettai$449-84%4--$112$192,3134UTV Communications