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

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, Jul. 2 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 2 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$28,153,31616%4,468--$6,301$120,898,2941Summit
2The Last Airbender$16,614,112-5%3,169--$5,243$34,125,2091Paramount
3Toy Story 3$10,537,09441%4,0280$2,616$269,363,2633Disney
4Grown Ups$6,866,27068%3,5340$1,943$65,447,7852Sony / Columbia
5Knight and Day$3,360,61284%3,1046$1,083$38,669,2262Fox
6The Karate Kid (2010)$2,687,90759%3,109-631$865$146,211,1654Sony / Columbia
7The A-Team$1,088,95172%2,153-1089$506$67,179,9014Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jul. 2 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Get Him to the Greek$437,58067%884-1305$495$16,679,1755Universal
2Letters to Juliet$352,729128%340-169$1,037$50,475,0348Summit
3Shrek Forever After$292,654-5%957-1383$306$231,681,1297Paramount / DreamWorks
4Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$248,1437%600-1251$414$87,702,3136Disney
5Iron Man 2$215,07934%522-647$412$307,869,5429Paramount
6Killers$168,797113%727-1544$232$44,864,1265Lionsgate
7Sex and the City 2$137,31625%355-546$387$93,832,0856Warner Bros. / New Line
8Solitary Man$135,080225%176-1$768$2,394,2597Anchor Bay
9Marmaduke$134,748156%475-635$284$30,590,7895Fox
10How to Train Your Dragon$129,38329%303-30$427$215,944,61715Paramount / DreamWorks
11Robin Hood$105,84096%378-291$280$103,690,9158Universal
12Date Night$67,634117%242-44$279$97,514,92213Fox
13Splice$66,871273%140-200$478$16,438,0815Warner Bros
14Jonah Hex$49,06619%350-2475$140$9,862,8923Warner Bros.
15Clash of the Titans (2010)$42,66056%175-51$244$162,843,73314Warner Bros.
16Furry Vengeance$40,531102%107-50$379$17,411,00610Summit
17Death at a Funeral (2010)$40,361--136-20$297$42,634,81412Sony / Screen Gems
18A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$15,31517%110-62$139$62,967,78910Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jul. 2 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cyrus$236,246490%7760$3,068$954,1203Fox Searchlight
2Winter's Bone$117,93397%8313$1,421$1,399,8244Roadside Attractions
3Hubble 3D$75,1958%522$1,446$9,505,59416Warner Bros. / IMAX
4City Island$23,73574%81-24$293$6,239,51116Anchor Bay
5The Back-up Plan$18,81524%97-50$194$37,325,59911CBS Films
6The Bounty Hunter$18,276--67-37$273$67,012,37516Sony / Columbia
7Just Wright$17,992138%95-16$189$21,274,4628Fox Searchlight
8Diary of a Wimpy Kid$17,21128%70-35$246$63,763,99816Fox
9Under the Sea 3D$13,812-9%130$1,062$22,652,83173Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Babies$13,08010%42-22$311$7,254,2719Focus
11Avatar$7,0247%9-6$780$749,575,18229Fox
12The Secret of Kells$3,07047%14-1$219$648,25918GKIDS
13Raavan$2,506-44%28-87$90$692,9483Reliance Big Pictures
14The Square (2010)$1,600-14%5-3$320$388,88313Apparition
15Princess Kaiulani$1,42642%5-3$285$832,3558Roadside Attractions
16The Joneses$54817%1-2$548$1,467,53612Roadside Attractions
17Racing Dreams$29254%2-1$146$47,1427Hanover House