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

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jul. 23 - Sun, Jul. 25

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inception$42,725,012-32%3,7920$11,267$142,883,4242Warner Bros.
2Salt$36,011,243--3,612--$9,970$36,011,2431Sony / Columbia
3Despicable Me$23,689,060-28%3,60099$6,580$161,289,9053Universal
4The Sorcerer's Apprentice$9,651,495-45%3,5040$2,754$42,609,0202Disney
5Toy Story 3$8,917,512-26%2,766-411$3,224$379,416,5516Disney
6Ramona and Beezus$7,810,481--2,719--$2,873$7,810,4811Fox
7Grown Ups$7,428,742-25%2,859-215$2,598$142,240,8285Sony / Columbia
8The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$7,186,170-46%3,121-880$2,303$279,827,2624Summit
9The Last Airbender$4,217,021-46%2,127-678$1,983$123,308,7904Paramount
10Predators$3,120,656-56%1,846-823$1,690$46,839,0813Fox
11Knight and Day$1,694,003-53%1,265-660$1,339$72,675,7245Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kids Are All Right$2,594,758144%201163$12,909$4,909,9493Focus
2The Karate Kid (2010)$1,100,315-52%780-752$1,411$171,713,1737Sony / Columbia
3Cyrus$709,464-35%4548$1,563$6,329,4016Fox Searchlight
4The Girl Who Played With Fire$563,790-17%15617$3,614$2,944,8913Music Box
5Iron Man 2$438,975-22%330-32$1,330$310,840,82412Paramount
6I Am Love$336,112-19%16626$2,025$3,215,8216Magnolia
7Winter's Bone$322,661-7%1309$2,482$3,556,6477Roadside Attractions
8The A-Team$289,198-37%296-132$977$75,737,6287Fox
9Marmaduke$245,338-10%254-20$966$32,577,2988Fox
10Shrek Forever After$225,825-19%202-38$1,118$234,845,97510Paramount / DreamWorks
11Killers$197,90764%23367$849$46,362,8588Lionsgate
12Letters to Juliet$183,782-23%234-38$785$52,503,75411Summit
13Get Him to the Greek$170,175-2%221-66$770$60,498,0108Universal
14Jonah Hex$130,94341%176130$744$10,369,2056Warner Bros.
15Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$110,427-21%128-13$863$89,523,4359Disney
16Robin Hood$109,440-37%171-55$640$105,054,74511Universal
17Solitary Man$96,866-47%105-41$923$4,030,73310Anchor Bay
18Date Night$83,632-37%108-58$774$98,428,00116Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$315,09511%530$5,945$11,505,59819Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Khatta Meetha$309,211--83--$3,725$309,2111Eros
3Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work$124,345-27%99-13$1,256$2,528,9317IFC
4Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky$102,633-10%6611$1,555$1,098,2037Sony Pictures Classics
5Under the Sea 3D$81,45212%130$6,266$23,142,55576Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Restrepo$73,124-24%28-3$2,612$536,8905National Geographic
7The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)$71,322-15%66-4$1,081$9,639,71519Music Box
8The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos)$63,200-21%15-66$4,213$6,129,37015Sony Pictures Classics
9Sex and the City 2$56,278-44%69-28$816$95,063,7229Warner Bros. / New Line
10Agora$53,1751086%1312$4,090$274,6419Newmarket
11Countdown to Zero$41,307--3--$13,769$41,3071Magnolia
12Farewell (L'affaire Farewell)$39,244--6--$6,541$39,2441NeoClassics
13Grease Sing-a-Long$32,776-63%17-4$1,928$259,7303Paramount
14Life During Wartime$30,507--1--$30,507$30,5071IFC
15Please Give$28,823-43%40-24$721$3,850,78813Sony Pictures Classics
16City Island$28,667-22%40-9$717$6,623,58619Anchor Bay
17Exit Through the Gift Shop$26,196-32%14-11$1,871$3,018,77715Producers Distribution Agency
18Mademoiselle Chambon$21,828860%75$3,118$208,7069Lorber
19Splice$21,113-68%39-78$541$16,980,2298Warner Bros
20South of the Border$20,88933%103$2,089$166,6115Cinema Libre
21Micmacs$19,963-43%34-16$587$1,059,1739Sony Classics
22Standing Ovation$18,056-95%74-551$244$531,8062Rocky Mountain
23Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child$17,466--1--$17,466$26,5621Arthouse Films
24Avatar$16,8178%3-1$5,606$749,726,99332Fox
25Breathless (2010 re-issue)$16,625131%118$1,511$233,7079Rialto
26Wild Grass (Les Herbes Folles)$14,760-58%15-8$984$269,0505Sony Pictures Classics
27Ondine$14,409-19%20-5$720$483,36121Magnolia
28Mother and Child$13,897-19%24-3$579$1,058,97812Sony Pictures Classics
29Just Wright$13,387-56%27-29$496$21,507,08711Fox Searchlight
30Orlando (2010 re-issue)$10,885--2--$5,443$10,8851Sony Pictures Classics
31Kisses$10,156-34%53$2,031$32,7092Oscilloscope
32Diary of a Wimpy Kid$9,872-34%25-3$395$63,939,92219Fox
33Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead$9,51273%41$2,378$57,7808Indican Pictures
34Harry Brown$8,689-29%15-9$579$1,800,84413Samuel Goldwyn
35The Killer Inside Me$7,474-37%101$747$181,9796IFC Films
36Winnebago Man$7,102-60%50$1,420$54,1283Kino International
37Kings of the Evening$6,896--4--$1,724$87,29824Indican Pictures
38The City of Your Final Destination$6,847117%93$761$472,35315Screen Media Films
39Let It Rain$6,489-4%31$2,163$88,9816IFC
40Love Ranch$6,06513%6-1$1,011$134,9044E1 Entertainment
41U2 3D$5,699440%32$1,900$10,342,668131National Geographic
42Valhalla Rising$5,030-36%21$2,515$17,5462IFC
43La Mission$4,95889%63$826$1,054,22816Screen Media
44The Nature of Existence$4,476360%1-1$4,476$22,2206Walking Shadows
45Mid-August Lunch (Pranzo di Ferragosto)$4,34451%52$869$624,38819Zeitgeist
46The Lottery$4,027--1--$4,027$51,5427Variance Films
47God of Vampires$3,360-63%4-4$840$56,7054Nocturnal Features
48Best Worst Movie$3,18150%21$1,591$81,09014Area23a
49Everyone Else$2,879-7%31$960$83,14258Cinema Guild
50Spoken Word$2,343--1--$2,343$2,3431Variance
51Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure$2,215-19%30$738$23,259,468147National Geographic
52To the Sea$2,148-72%10$2,148$15,0282Film Movement
53Mugabe and the White African$1,907--1--$1,907$1,9071First Run
54The Secret of Kells$1,875-14%4-2$469$689,57621GKIDS
55John Rabe$1,865288%32$622$54,50310Strand
56Dogtooth (Kynodontas)$1,806-29%10$1,806$40,1895Kino International
57Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno$1,572-61%10$1,572$8,6522Flicker Alley
58Princess Kaiulani$1,461-41%2-1$731$858,41811Roadside Attractions
59Small Change (2009 re-issue)$1,457119%10$1,457$31,73335The Film Desk
60Stonewall Uprising$1,213-83%3-3$404$107,5746First Run Features
61[REC] 2$829-83%3-4$276$19,9423Magnolia
62In/Significant Others$582--1--$582$3,47711Fourth Ward Productions
63Around a Small Mountain$502-78%1-1$502$15,6123Cinema Guild
64Le Amiche (2010 re-issue)$417--1--$417$26,1886The Film Desk
65The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers$324--1--$324$453,66026First Run Features
66The Oath$310--1--$310$42,11712Zeitgeist
67Behind the Burly Q$134-63%10$134$18,82314First Run Features
68OSS 117: Lost in Rio$113-77%1-1$113$87,35367Music Box