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, Dec. 2 - Sun, Dec. 4

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$16,535,465-60%4,046-20$4,087$246,926,4093Lionsgate / Summit
2The Muppets$11,082,755-62%3,4400$3,222$56,357,1702Disney
3Hugo$7,557,709-33%1,840563$4,107$25,121,1852Paramount
4Arthur Christmas$7,401,736-39%3,3760$2,192$25,343,4872Sony / Columbia
5Happy Feet Two$5,919,390-56%3,536-75$1,674$51,704,5663Warner Bros.
6Jack and Jill$5,356,973-46%3,04920$1,757$64,165,4544Sony / Columbia
7Immortals$4,464,889-50%2,627-50$1,700$75,659,1744Relativity Media
8Tower Heist$3,953,925-45%2,404-70$1,645$70,598,7555Universal
9Puss in Boots (2011)$3,042,241-59%2,750-255$1,106$139,514,4426Paramount / DreamWorks
10J. Edgar$2,308,411-54%1,98575$1,163$32,569,4924Warner Bros.
11Moneyball$570,147100%1,004817$568$73,787,48511Sony / Columbia
12The Ides of March$515,897103%1,016857$508$40,123,5909Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Descendants$4,789,741-35%574141$8,344$17,677,0713Fox Searchlight
2My Week with Marilyn$1,179,545-33%2440$4,834$3,860,7512Weinstein Company
3A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas$985,378-38%710-165$1,388$33,085,3455Warner Bros. / New Line
4In Time$555,102-28%421-36$1,319$35,850,4956Fox
5Dolphin Tale$315,27870%410194$769$70,714,87611Warner Bros.
6Melancholia$270,335-18%12934$2,096$1,601,9184Magnolia Pictures
7Like Crazy$257,767-39%1522$1,696$2,874,3736Paramount Vantage
8Midnight in Paris$241,434310%305264$792$55,944,59229Sony Pictures Classics
9Margin Call$215,438-27%15011$1,436$4,684,7557Roadside Attractions
10Courageous$212,8982%26554$803$33,036,12410Sony / TriStar
11Real Steel$183,228-45%253-9$724$83,425,0099Disney / DreamWorks
12The Way$178,076-13%16059$1,113$3,623,7249Producers Distribution Agency
13The Help$175,552-44%262-21$670$169,036,25217Disney / DreamWorks
14Desi Boyz$170,511-76%1030$1,655$984,6792Eros International
15The Skin I Live In$156,767-15%11625$1,351$2,649,7338Sony Pictures Classics
16Footloose (2011)$142,667-51%309-75$462$51,031,2348Paramount
1750/50$132,180-33%196-14$674$34,760,17110Summit
18The Smurfs$131,777-45%32779$403$142,500,16419Sony / Columbia
19Paranormal Activity 3$130,883-52%255-100$513$103,442,4447Paramount
20The Three Musketeers (2011)$118,889-48%208-16$572$20,094,4657Summit
21Abduction$94,514-29%151-12$626$27,967,67711Lionsgate
22Anonymous$71,8834%10533$685$4,395,4566Sony / Columbia
23Contagion$71,007-54%155-63$458$75,566,37913Warner Bros.
24Rockstar$4,608-87%1120$41$985,9124Eros International

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shame$349,519--10--$34,952$349,5191Fox Searchlight
2The Artist$211,2653%62$35,211$501,6242Weinstein Company
3A Dangerous Method$119,574-29%40$29,894$412,9372Sony Pictures Classics
4Martha Marcy May Marlene$91,343-48%84-29$1,087$2,732,0117Fox Searchlight
5Pastorela$82,175--55--$1,494$82,1751Lionsgate / Pantelion
6The Polar Express (2011 re-issue)$72,01330%245$3,001$159,5312Warner Bros.
7Born to Be Wild 3D$64,295-28%490$1,312$14,564,38335Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Drive (2011)$60,515-35%86-7$704$34,598,32212FilmDistrict
9Rise of the Planet of the Apes$43,435-44%84-19$517$176,646,39618Fox
10Take Shelter$42,379-16%545$785$1,507,33810Sony Pictures Classics
11The Rum Diary$38,110-30%639$605$13,018,8996FilmDistrict
12The Lion King 3D$36,687-65%53-15$692$94,124,60612Disney
13Hubble 3D$33,858-52%17-4$1,992$29,932,58890Warner Bros. / IMAX
14Le Havre$21,618-19%164$1,351$267,3487Janus Films
15Kinyarwanda$21,097--7--$3,014$21,0971AFFRM
16Eames: The Architect and the Painter$20,63913%123$1,720$85,7983First Run Features
17The Women on the 6th Floor$19,47313%11-5$1,770$363,9789Strand Releasing
18Into the Abyss$14,494-24%212$690$175,1844IFC Films
19Answers to Nothing$14,262--21--$679$14,2621Roadside Attractions
20Under the Sea 3D$14,185-43%7-1$2,026$30,161,904147Warner Bros. / IMAX
21Tomboy (2011)$13,710-24%5-1$2,742$54,2503Dada Films
22The Guard$13,074-34%17-6$769$5,297,63919Sony Pictures Classics
23The Big Year$11,466-54%25-28$459$7,179,5048Fox
24Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey$10,525-40%154$702$182,5797Submarine Deluxe
25Elite Squad: The Enemy Within$9,7607%61$1,627$51,4694Variance Films
26Sleeping Beauty (2011)$9,207--2--$4,604$9,2071IFC Films
27Crazy Wisdom$9,007-13%21$4,504$26,0012Alive Mind Cinema
28Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$8,910-67%31-17$287$38,528,66616Weinstein Company
29The Man Nobody Knew$8,2781465%43$2,070$148,58411First Run Features
30Cars 2$7,686-73%40-23$192$191,446,62524Disney
31Outrage$6,518--2--$3,259$6,5181Magnolia / Magnet
32Sea Rex: Journey To A Prehistoric World$6,341-50%90$705$4,411,823823D Entertainment
33Mozart's Sister$6,215-43%10-3$622$628,27816Music Box Films
34Khodorkovsky$6,110--1--$6,110$9,6341Kino Lorber
35Inni$5,774-18%72$825$109,4696Cinema Purgatorio
36Young Goethe In Love$5,71711%52$1,143$65,7575Music Box Films
37The Mill and the Cross$5,67851%62$946$254,45212Kino Lorber
38Blackthorn$5,504150%63$917$169,2309Magnolia Pictures
39Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness$4,99767%5-2$999$832,79722International Film Circuit
40Circumstance$3,960--2--$1,980$445,78915Roadside Attractions
41The Other F Word$3,604-7%2-2$1,802$49,4125Oscilloscope
42Sarah's Key$2,956-71%7-20$422$7,691,70020Weinstein Company
43House of Tolerance$2,767-42%10$2,767$10,8712IFC Films
44Revenge of the Electric Car$2,545-46%2-1$1,273$124,8187Area23a
45America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments$2,182--1--$2,182$11,9268PMK*BNC
46Laugh at My Pain$2,038-6%51$408$7,704,48113CodeBlack Entertainment
47El Bulli: Cooking in Progress$1,940-71%1-2$1,940$188,17819Alive Mind Cinema
48My Reincarnation$1,902-12%1-1$1,902$30,7976Long Shot Factory
49Tyrannosaur$1,39273%30$464$13,4543Strand Releasing
50Hell and Back Again$1,300--1--$1,300$32,4609Docurama Films
51Higher Ground$1,26227%60$210$834,10315Sony Pictures Classics
52Paul Goodman Changed My Life$1,099--1--$1,099$23,2097Zeitgeist Films
53Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life$1,017--3--$339$227,83514Music Box Films
54Granito: How to Nail a Dictator$980-36%1-2$980$36,73812International Film Circuit
55The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch$837-38%2-1$419$30,7943Music Box Films
56The Whale$707-89%1-1$707$55,22413Paladin
57Thunder Soul$279--1--$279$143,98611Roadside Attractions
58Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (2011 re-issue)$277-89%10$277$17,60120The Film Desk
59Rapt$205-59%10$205$45,29422Lorber Films
60The Conquest$118-91%1-2$118$160,1694Music Box Films
61Restless (2011)$18-98%1-2$18$162,03012Sony Pictures Classics