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, Sep. 27 - Sun, Sep. 29

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$34,017,930--4,001--$8,502$34,017,9301Sony / Columbia
2Prisoners$10,865,262-48%3,29030$3,303$38,549,1942Warner Bros.
3Rush (2013)$10,014,9205247%2,2972292$4,360$10,275,8292Universal
4Baggage Claim$9,031,102--2,027--$4,455$9,031,1021Fox Searchlight
5Don Jon$8,677,009--2,422--$3,583$8,677,0091Relativity Media
6Insidious Chapter 2$6,552,114-53%3,120-35$2,100$69,349,5093FilmDistrict
7The Family (2013)$3,732,432-47%2,894-197$1,290$31,754,6023Relativity Media
8We're the Millers$2,807,479-38%2,405-598$1,167$142,360,9318Warner Bros. / New Line
9Lee Daniels' The Butler$2,401,793-43%2,062-869$1,165$110,265,8627Weinstein Company
10Battle of the Year$2,023,792-56%2,0080$1,008$7,492,0842Sony / Screen Gems
11Riddick$1,607,145-56%1,826-1196$880$40,056,7104Universal
12Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$801,522-55%1,007-466$796$65,380,2738Fox
13Planes$759,290-72%1,426-1020$532$87,681,4498Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Instructions Not Included$3,465,408-36%948-30$3,655$38,652,8965Lionsgate / Pantelion
2Enough Said$2,098,902802%227223$9,246$2,466,3812Fox Searchlight
3Metallica Through The Never$1,576,561--305--$5,169$1,576,5611Picturehouse
4Despicable Me 2$792,895-42%748-256$1,060$361,774,71513Universal
5Blue Jasmine$624,245-49%528-319$1,182$30,662,23210Sony Pictures Classics
6The Wizard of Oz 3D$557,233-82%305-13$1,827$5,081,0492Warner Bros.
7Grown Ups 2$551,295120%390132$1,414$131,964,54012Sony / Columbia
8Elysium$501,998-66%562-830$893$91,851,0608Sony / TriStar
92 Guns$286,145-56%403-349$710$75,002,5559Universal
10The Wolverine$269,477-41%329-133$819$131,304,65010Fox
11The Smurfs 2$250,441-53%353-243$709$69,915,4189Sony / Columbia
12Turbo$250,026-39%282-51$887$81,963,43811Fox / DreamWorks Animation
13The Conjuring$201,292-52%338-223$596$136,972,05511Warner Bros. / New Line
14The World's End$191,973-73%281-552$683$25,694,5456Focus
15The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones$190,982-71%329-718$580$31,046,2016Sony / Screen Gems
16The Heat$183,109-33%251-59$730$158,948,63614Fox
17Thanks for Sharing$159,812-70%251-18$637$898,4032Roadside Attractions
18Monsters University$158,367-48%178-136$890$266,068,49215Disney
19One Direction: This Is Us$141,289-88%228-1478$620$28,818,9675Sony / TriStar
20This Is The End$122,431-62%205-322$597$101,362,89416Sony / Columbia
21The Spectacular Now$115,175-70%142-429$811$6,656,9549A24
22In a World...$112,729-52%121-23$932$2,597,3868Roadside Attractions
23Pacific Rim$112,099-36%140-62$801$101,624,60212Warner Bros.
24The Grandmaster$105,090-56%143-330$735$6,505,6166Weinstein Company
25Austenland$95,890-59%107-127$896$1,732,5247Sony Pictures Classics
26The Way, Way Back$90,652-58%158-166$574$21,324,65613Fox Searchlight
27World War Z$88,130-53%160-43$551$202,278,85815Paramount
28Salinger$64,581-65%134-4$482$504,5734Weinstein Company
29Red 2$64,410-34%110-68$586$52,869,28711Lionsgate / Summit
30You're Next$30,750-84%112-420$275$18,409,9646Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Generation Iron$150,000-39%8429$1,786$407,0002The Vladar Company
2Inequality for All$140,888--28--$5,032$140,8881RADiUS-TWC
3Wadjda$73,70311%167$4,606$308,3393Sony Pictures Classics
4Phata Poster Nikla Hero$73,688-72%940$784$390,2072Eros International
5The Lone Ranger$60,725-36%89-49$682$89,237,14813Disney
6Short Term 12$58,391-55%55-20$1,062$811,5966Cinedigm
7On the Job$56,098--29--$1,934$56,0981Well Go USA
8Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon$32,795--35--$937$32,7951AMC Entertainment
9Haute Cuisine$32,202109%1411$2,300$55,3052Weinstein Company
10Hubble 3D$29,980-25%151$1,999$40,803,709185Warner Bros. / IMAX
11Jobs$27,384-70%84-68$326$16,117,4437Open Road
12Getaway$25,111-87%74-441$339$10,494,4945Warner Bros.
13Fruitvale Station$24,272-44%42-61$578$16,011,61012Weinstein Company
1420 Feet from Stardom$21,745--30--$725$4,651,65916RADiUS-TWC
15Wedding Palace$19,908--6--$3,318$19,9081GoGoGo Entertainment
16Blue Caprice$19,85959%2516$794$56,6743IFC Films
17Paranoia$19,152-69%66-22$290$7,376,0277Relativity Media
18Grand Masti$18,706-74%640$292$404,7893Eros International
19Space Station 3D$18,54634%52$3,709$89,054,813598IMAX
20The Ultimate Life$17,020-82%47-137$362$1,311,2354High Top Releasing
21Good Ol' Freda$15,245-18%176$897$80,6414Magnolia Pictures
22Museum Hours$14,642-54%16-3$915$491,31114Cinema Guild
23Muscle Shoals$13,901--1--$13,901$13,9011Magnolia Pictures
24We Are What We Are (2013)$13,727--2--$6,864$13,7271eOne Films US
25Blackfish$13,4003%22-6$609$2,043,69111Magnolia Pictures
26Populaire$12,985-53%244$541$130,0884Weinstein Company
27You Will Be My Son$12,066-59%17-4$710$187,1317Cohen Media Group
28GMO OMG$12,031--9--$1,337$41,9023Submarine Deluxe
29The Citizen$11,654--3--$3,885$12,6014Monterey Media
30Still Mine$10,694-32%16-3$668$1,127,45812IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
31Drinking Buddies$9,880-73%22-11$449$320,0516Magnolia Pictures
32Born to Be Wild 3D$9,66712%90$1,074$22,983,103130Warner Bros. / IMAX
33To the Arctic 3D$9,574-4%10-1$957$13,554,04576Warner Bros. / IMAX
34Unfinished Song$9,565-24%19-4$503$1,697,29415Weinstein Company
35Under the Sea 3D$9,29348%7-1$1,328$33,619,887242Warner Bros. / IMAX
36Chennai Express$8,388-62%9-11$932$5,306,7298UTV Motion Pictures
37Ip Man: The Final Fight$7,165-54%6-8$1,194$29,4692Well Go USA
38The Trials of Muhammad Ali$6,734838%98$748$19,0416Kino Lorber
39Jewtopia$6,628-75%8-8$829$42,2932Le Petit Canyon Productions
40Ain't Them Bodies Saints$6,581-61%21-22$313$387,6067IFC Films
41The Hunt$6,475112%113$589$610,96812Magnolia Pictures
42The Attack$6,375-61%9-6$708$1,714,71015Cohen Media Group
43My Lucky Star$5,988-87%7-16$855$61,2562China Lion Film
44The Wicker Man: The Final Cut$5,493--1--$5,493$5,4931Rialto Pictures
45C.O.G.$5,438-83%9-11$604$49,6912Screen Media / Focus World
46The Short Game$5,326-81%8-12$666$38,8562Phase 4 Films / Samuel Goldwyn
47Zaytoun$5,01822%53$1,004$11,6352Strand Releasing
48Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$4,460-59%8-10$558$4,319,24317Roadside Attractions
49Mademoiselle C$4,423-57%3-4$1,474$44,7963Cohen Media Group
50Antoine and Antoinette (2013 re-issue)$4,147--1--$4,147$5,6741Rialto Pictures
51Computer Chess$4,0901014%31$1,363$99,14911Kino Lorber
52Adore$3,641-81%9-23$405$317,1254Exclusive Media
53The Patience Stone$3,544-71%9-6$394$115,6327Sony Pictures Classics
54I Used to Be Darker$3,533--1--$3,533$3,5331Strand Releasing
55Deep Sea 3D$3,412-27%20$1,706$45,884,461396Warner Bros. / IMAX
56Before Midnight$3,350-41%6-4$558$8,102,19619Sony Pictures Classics
57Hannah Arendt$3,304-71%3-3$1,101$688,07518Zeitgeist Films
58Free the Mind$3,166557%43$792$131,01822International Film Circuit
59When Comedy Went to School$3,106-48%7-1$444$166,8569International Film Circuit
60Morning$2,876--4--$719$2,8761Anchor Bay Films
61Prince Avalanche$2,64410%92$294$186,5018Magnolia Pictures
62Hotel Normandy$2,552--1--$2,552$2,5521Rialto Premieres
63Fill the Void$2,4281%4-5$607$1,774,63919Sony Pictures Classics
64Touchy Feely$2,306-47%3-2$769$30,5684Magnolia Pictures
65The Act of Killing$2,2161%10-1$222$438,05511Drafthouse Films
66A Hijacking$1,9051069%53$381$413,27615Magnolia Pictures
67Shepard & Dark$1,226--1--$1,226$2,8951Music Box Films
68Informant$1,21673%31$405$7,6373Music Box Films
69Love Is All You Need$1,05022%2-1$525$1,631,30622Sony Pictures Classics
70Rising From Ashes$658-68%1-2$658$33,4019First Run Features
71Satyagraha$649-88%2-7$325$738,5255UTV Motion Pictures
72I'm So Excited$560-74%2-7$280$1,357,09114Sony Pictures Classics
73Il Futuro$52061%10$520$9,3354Strand Releasing
74Europa Report$44893%21$224$123,2639Magnolia / Magnet
75Stories We Tell$447-55%4-1$112$1,598,11421Roadside Attractions
76Leviathan (2013)$42161%10$421$75,21531Cinema Guild
77Our Nixon$370-24%1-1$370$18,5735Cinedigm
78You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet$325--2--$163$18,45517Kino Lorber
79Deceptive Practices: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay$166-55%10$166$151,38924Kino Lorber
80Hava Nagila (The Movie)$95--1--$95$368,72431International Film Circuit
81Night Across the Street$50--1--$50$16,77834Cinema Guild
82I Declare War$28-84%1-2$28$14,7725Drafthouse Films