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, Oct. 5 - Sun, Oct. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Taken 2$49,514,769--3,661--$13,525$49,514,7691Fox
2Hotel Transylvania$27,053,395-36%3,3523$8,071$76,711,9272Sony / Columbia
3Pitch Perfect$14,846,830188%2,7702435$5,360$21,693,0382Universal
4Looper$12,116,001-42%2,9931$4,048$40,216,6522Sony / TriStar
5Frankenweenie$11,412,213--3,005--$3,798$11,412,2131Disney
6End of Watch$4,004,071-49%2,370-410$1,689$32,850,0173Open Road
7Trouble with the Curve$3,829,153-47%3,003-209$1,275$29,668,9763Warner Bros.
8House at the End of the Street$3,756,023-47%2,720-363$1,381$27,589,1673Relativity Media
9Finding Nemo 3D$1,624,536-60%1,746-893$930$39,038,9974Disney
10Resident Evil: Retribution$1,158,066-61%1,361-1020$851$41,008,7964Sony / Screen Gems
11Won't Back Down$1,016,157-61%2,5172$404$4,483,6702Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Master$1,861,703-31%8648$2,155$12,337,0324Weinstein Company
2The Perks of Being A Wallflower$1,566,52642%221119$7,088$3,348,8653Lionsgate / Summit
3The Dark Knight Rises$674,436-15%575-80$1,173$445,369,64112Warner Bros.
4Dredd 3D$645,241-73%831-1726$776$12,695,6553Lionsgate
5Arbitrage$641,365-26%244-11$2,629$6,055,9814Roadside Attractions
6The Possession$623,500-54%821-797$759$48,391,3836Lionsgate
7The Bourne Legacy$344,630-56%482-342$715$112,275,3059Universal
8Lawless$326,661-62%611-892$535$37,001,4606Weinstein Company
9Ice Age: Continental Drift$300,232-22%300-87$1,001$159,473,26213Fox
10The Odd Life of Timothy Green$270,781-58%534-653$507$50,199,9208Disney
11ParaNorman$235,671-70%342-867$689$54,354,2868Focus
12Hope Springs (2012)$213,355-50%439-252$486$63,327,3099Sony / Columbia
13The Oranges$198,461--110--$1,804$198,4611IDP/ATO Pictures
14Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$177,072-7%257-75$689$48,252,59610Fox
15The Campaign$175,836-64%303-327$580$86,265,3719Warner Bros.
162016: Obama's America$173,495-58%249-326$697$33,349,94113Rocky Mountain Pictures
17The Expendables 2$167,624-68%313-502$536$84,370,3588Lionsgate
18Barfi!$163,237-49%110-17$1,484$2,692,1614UTV Communications
19Brave$160,07415%1228$1,312$233,928,69816Disney
20Ted (2012)$146,795-16%187-38$785$218,344,09515Universal
21The Amazing Spider-Man$123,472-44%145-59$852$261,939,21414Sony / Columbia
22Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$101,462-32%155-48$655$216,233,75418Paramount / DreamWorks
23Total Recall (2012)$83,735-48%167-72$501$58,877,96910Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1English Vinglish$745,414--88--$8,471$745,4141Eros International
2Samsara$126,684-16%52-7$2,436$1,604,1257Oscilloscope
3The Intouchables$106,046-22%84-37$1,262$12,639,13920Weinstein Company
4To the Arctic 3D$103,02514%520$1,981$8,965,55925Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Paperboy$102,706--11--$9,337$102,7061Millennium Entertainment
6Sleepwalk With Me$94,186-38%95-25$991$2,031,4557IFC Films
7Searching For Sugar Man$86,563-9%381$2,278$1,435,23411Sony Pictures Classics
8Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel$85,039-6%184$4,724$330,6703IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
9Butter$70,931--90--$788$70,9311RADiUS-TWC
10Robot & Frank$64,616-35%70-46$923$3,167,7008IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
11Unconditional$59,400-72%92-139$646$1,005,8003Veracity Moving Pictures
12Moonrise Kingdom$54,896-17%9210$597$45,382,15720Focus
13Premium Rush$51,354-61%77-131$667$20,013,3227Sony / Columbia
14Hubble 3D$45,94070%140$3,281$34,624,225134Warner Bros. / IMAX
15Beasts of the Southern Wild$41,115-41%51-18$806$11,101,49815Fox Searchlight
16Last Ounce of Courage$39,061-75%93-204$420$3,310,4394Rocky Mountain Pictures
17Thaandavam$37,953-69%21-24$1,807$183,6612UTV Communications
18V/H/S$36,402--16--$2,275$36,4021Magnolia / Magnet
19Born to Be Wild 3D$34,64029%330$1,050$20,980,94679Warner Bros. / IMAX
20Liberal Arts$31,649-36%29-3$1,091$210,8164IFC Films
21Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare$30,953--12--$2,579$30,9531Roadside Attractions
22The Watch$29,604-10%32-14$925$34,331,90511Fox
23Detropia$29,2657%110$2,660$218,3785Loki Films
24The Queen of Versailles$23,898-36%31-7$771$2,333,80512Magnolia Pictures
25To Rome with Love$21,864-39%15-8$1,458$16,626,25116Sony Pictures Classics
26My Uncle Rafael$19,384-57%3-2$6,461$210,1563Rocky Mountain Pictures
27The Apparition$16,626-56%38-27$438$4,930,7987Warner Bros.
28The House I Live In$16,453--2--$8,227$16,4531Abramorama
29Chicken With Plums$14,06585%2415$586$199,9818Sony Pictures Classics
30For A Good Time, Call...$13,273-75%43-41$309$1,243,9616Focus
31The Other Dream Team$12,991-34%75$1,856$37,2212The Film Arcade
32How To Survive A Plague$12,019-26%70$1,717$77,5783IFC Films
33Hit and Run$11,027-73%51-81$216$13,746,5507Open Road
34The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$10,639-59%18-14$591$46,343,53423Fox Searchlight
35Heroine$10,297-86%18-79$572$593,3443UTV Communications
36Vulgaria$10,167-67%9-7$1,130$53,2322China Lion Film
37Wuthering Heights (2012)$8,956--1--$8,956$8,9561Oscilloscope
38Safety Not Guaranteed$7,552-40%24-10$315$3,993,91118FilmDistrict
39Wake in Fright (2012 re-issue)$6,761--1--$6,761$6,7611Drafthouse Films
40Keep the Lights On$6,641-29%3-2$2,214$183,7775Music Box Films
41Under the Sea 3D$6,56269%5-2$1,312$32,384,633191Warner Bros. / IMAX
42The Well-Digger's Daughter$6,191-19%6-5$1,032$315,64112Kino Lorber
432 Days In New York$6,178-17%145$441$610,5439Magnolia Pictures
44Wild Horse, Wild Ride$5,737-25%7-1$820$103,1587Screen Media Films
45Celeste and Jesse Forever$5,388-71%15-19$359$3,068,93210Sony Pictures Classics
4610 Years$5,236-87%21-42$249$201,1464Anchor Bay Films
47Ruby Sparks$4,723-50%10-7$472$2,509,47711Fox Searchlight
48Hellbound?$4,159-4%50$832$16,7333Area23a
49Farewell, My Queen$4,073-27%8-4$509$1,335,49513Cohen Media Group
50Backwards$3,645-79%1-8$3,645$61,4653Dada Films
51Neil Young Journeys$3,64491%5-4$729$213,61215Sony Pictures Classics
52Death by China$3,1369%20$1,568$29,9938Area23a
53Head Games$2,705-17%52$541$8,6963Variance Films
54The Revisionaries$2,608--1--$2,608$2,6081Kino Lorber
55Somewhere Between$2,420-58%2-1$1,210$53,8367Long Shot Factory
56Compliance$2,169-65%7-8$310$307,6728Magnolia Pictures
57Monsieur Lazhar$1,966--2--$983$2,009,04150Music Box Films
58Grand Illusion: 75th Anniversary Restoration$1,94022%20$970$163,31722Rialto Pictures
59Bel Borba Aqui$1,869--1--$1,869$2,5071Abramorama
60Toys in the Attic$1,839-77%4-2$460$63,0155Hannover House
615 Broken Cameras$1,639461%10$1,639$72,45519Kino Lorber
62Now, Forager$1,539--1--$1,539$3,2691Argot Pictures
63Nitro Circus The Movie 3D$1,530-11%6-1$255$3,376,9059ARC Entertainment
64Bachelorette$1,375--5--$275$446,7705RADiUS-TWC
65Unforgivable$1,274-24%10$1,274$147,67515Strand Releasing
66Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present$1,127--2--$564$86,21717Music Box Films
67Red Hook Summer$949-74%3-3$316$333,1999Variance Films
68The Waiting Room$780-89%40$195$17,8572International Film Circuit
69The Eye of the Storm$733-82%1-1$733$74,5755Sycamore Entertainment
70Trade of Innocents$588--1--$588$5881Monterey Media
71Radio Unnameable$96-97%10$96$18,3563Kino Lorber
7217 Girls$81-98%1-4$81$12,4463Strand Releasing
73Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film$57--1--$57$3,20010Kino Lorber