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, Apr. 9 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 9 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hunger Games$4,143,217-43%4,1370$1,002$306,593,9393Lionsgate
2American Reunion$2,282,285-52%3,192--$715$23,796,3651Universal
3Titanic 3D$2,201,712-37%2,674--$823$27,847,6471Paramount
4Mirror Mirror$1,831,462-28%3,61815$506$38,405,4842Relativity Media
5Wrath of the Titans$1,701,528-53%3,5450$480$60,315,7402Warner Bros.
621 Jump Street$1,241,867-51%3,009-139$413$110,655,6304Sony / Columbia
7Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$1,006,005-6%3,003-261$335$199,210,3806Universal
8John Carter$121,261-42%1,015-1382$119$68,104,9135Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Apr. 9 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Salmon Fishing in the Yemen$116,789-53%52441$223$4,773,2185CBS Films
2Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$116,036-12%651-257$178$99,503,9879Warner Bros. / New Line
3A Thousand Words$60,350-51%507-500$119$17,482,6535Paramount
4Act of Valor$58,729-52%708-531$83$68,823,0397Relativity Media
5Safe House$53,020-59%482-247$110$124,799,1709Universal
6Jeff Who Lives at Home$47,058-58%447-66$105$3,447,1784Paramount Vantage
7Project X (2012)$46,558-44%444-459$105$54,107,8266Warner Bros.
8The Vow$42,288-35%479-35$88$123,964,4689Sony / Screen Gems
9Casa de mi Padre$31,429-62%283-156$111$5,527,8464Lionsgate / Pantelion
10This Means War$28,611-44%321-254$89$53,505,7908Fox
11Friends With Kids$26,673-52%207-99$129$6,754,9255Roadside Attractions
12Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$25,8107%195-27$132$132,669,90217Fox
13The Artist$24,547-50%222-93$111$43,873,44720Weinstein Company
14The Iron Lady$20,930-35%236-48$89$29,670,78615Weinstein Company
15Tyler Perry's Good Deeds$18,452-54%204-117$90$34,683,0847Lionsgate
16Chronicle$16,553-46%162-36$102$63,968,22110Fox
17Silent House (2012)$12,373-56%214-111$58$12,567,6035Open Road
18Hugo$11,250-40%101-73$111$73,831,34420Paramount
19The Woman in Black$8,986-51%159-20$57$54,116,35110CBS Films
20Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$8,330-33%102-48$82$209,373,25117Paramount
21Gone$7,753-40%12160$64$11,660,8767Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Apr. 9 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$33,23949%400$831$17,925,28853Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Bully (2012)$11,739-42%61$1,957$245,9032Weinstein Company
3We Bought a Zoo$11,7192%99-37$118$75,418,69416Fox
4The Descendants$6,390-40%78-40$82$82,530,19921Fox Searchlight
5Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$5,977-30%4515$133$43,326,3889Fox
6The Grey$3,691-45%67-137$55$51,537,29911Open Road
7Being Flynn$3,125-52%33-7$95$529,4476Focus
8Coriolanus$3,119-52%171$183$637,39112Weinstein Company
9Red Tails$3,058-40%55-46$56$49,762,68212Fox
10W.E.$2,752-35%210$131$521,91710Weinstein Company
11One For the Money$2,425-32%49-53$49$26,407,17811Lionsgate
12Undefeated$2,339-55%15-1$156$462,5348Weinstein Company
13Albert Nobbs$2,132-20%301$71$2,964,60711Roadside Attractions