Grosses

'Transcendence' Posts XX Million on FridayApril 19, 2014 04:05 AM

by Shawn Robbins

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.

d Rio 2, 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 ?? million on Good Friday as the film continues to crossover between mainstream and church-going audiences. BoxOffice projects Heaven will tally ?? million over the 3-day frame, giving it a strong 5-day start of ?? 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 ?? million for its first day, significantly down from its predecessor's $6.8 million opening Friday. BoxOffice projects a soft ?? 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.

Heaven:
Soul: 10.6m 3-day OW / non-GF 

AHH2:
AHH1: 6.79m Fri / 18.1m OW 

Daily Domestic Gross Sun, Apr. 22 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Apr. 22 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Think Like a Man$8,345,415-37%2,015--$4,142$33,636,3031Sony / Screen Gems
2The Lucky One (2012)$4,851,656-43%3,155--$1,538$22,518,3581Warner Bros.
3The Hunger Games$4,151,707-36%3,752-164$1,107$357,066,4675Lionsgate
4Chimpanzee$3,383,067-10%1,563--$2,164$10,673,7481Disneynature
5The Three Stooges$3,106,876-28%3,4825$892$29,919,6602Fox
6The Cabin in the Woods$2,172,562-35%2,8110$773$27,246,2472Lionsgate
7American Reunion$1,471,005-37%3,033-170$485$48,518,3253Universal
8Titanic 3D$1,470,676-32%2,515-182$585$52,860,5743Paramount
9Mirror Mirror$1,349,820-31%2,938-268$459$55,499,9324Relativity Media
1021 Jump Street$1,287,424-38%2,427-308$530$127,217,1676Sony / Columbia
11Wrath of the Titans$1,170,402-32%2,502-600$468$77,232,9554Warner Bros.
12Lockout$942,673-31%2,33527$404$11,219,6202Open Road
13Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$664,860-21%1,583-529$420$207,152,8658Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Apr. 22 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$187,093-33%444-58$421$101,238,90711Warner Bros. / New Line
2Salmon Fishing in the Yemen$186,336-43%44611$418$7,077,2147CBS Films
3Bully (2012)$163,789-20%263105$623$1,537,6704Weinstein Company
4Safe House$57,190-46%301-70$190$125,607,28011Universal
5This Means War$44,455-53%29310$152$54,111,03210Fox
6Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day$43,312-40%1064$409$936,5292Code Black Entertainment
7The Vow$40,410-52%297-38$136$124,618,23611Sony / Screen Gems
8Project X (2012)$38,900-24%258113$151$54,493,9778Warner Bros.
9Jeff Who Lives at Home$35,552-39%122-61$291$4,029,7086Paramount Vantage
10Act of Valor$35,254-42%229-123$154$69,472,5389Relativity Media
11Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance$34,408-43%175-41$197$51,538,03710Sony / Columbia
12Blue Like Jazz$32,654-36%126-10$259$468,0742Roadside Attractions
13Chronicle$28,212-38%137-28$206$64,306,82912Fox
14Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$22,340-31%135-18$165$132,923,50419Fox
15The Iron Lady$18,482-45%102-44$181$29,959,43617Weinstein Company
16A Thousand Words$16,916-45%168-109$101$17,936,8797Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Apr. 22 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$88,493-17%50--$1,770$270,2281Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Born to Be Wild 3D$23,449-14%32-8$733$18,330,77255Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Friends With Kids$19,070-41%83-30$230$7,089,9597Roadside Attractions
4The Artist$15,058-40%86-35$175$44,154,51822Weinstein Company
5Touchback$14,011-37%6919$203$141,4562Anchor Bay Films
6Casa de mi Padre$13,651-9%58-63$235$5,774,9376Lionsgate / Pantelion
7The Woman in Black$10,745-48%90-32$119$54,279,71112CBS Films
8We Bought a Zoo$9,358-45%66-17$142$75,548,24418Fox
9Tyler Perry's Good Deeds$8,043-55%81-44$99$34,853,5099Lionsgate
10Silent House (2012)$7,328-60%590$124$12,726,5587Open Road
11Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$7,301-32%32-1$228$43,402,10111Fox
12Red Tails$4,105-54%39-4$105$49,825,72114Fox
13W.E.$3,320-32%15-2$221$564,68812Weinstein Company
14Coriolanus$3,263-27%14-4$233$686,14914Weinstein Company
15Undefeated$2,190-54%170$129$504,95110Weinstein Company
16Albert Nobbs$1,201-66%153$80$2,998,23613Roadside Attractions