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 Sun, Oct. 24 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Oct. 24 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Paranormal Activity 2$7,528,877-42%3,216--$2,341$40,678,4241Paramount
2Jackass 3D$5,525,365-33%3,11130$1,776$86,861,0412Paramount
3Red (2010)$3,839,335-42%3,27318$1,173$43,518,1852Summit
4Hereafter$2,979,124-39%2,1812175$1,366$12,333,5042Warner Bros.
5Secretariat$1,943,454-37%3,10836$625$37,444,0683Disney
6The Social Network$1,751,584-46%2,92153$600$72,907,7284Sony / Columbia
7Life As We Know It$1,440,181-47%3,019-131$477$37,601,8353Warner Bros.
8Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$1,036,813-28%2,236-266$464$50,244,7335Warner Bros.
9The Town$711,386-42%1,918-450$371$84,681,6146Warner Bros.
10Easy A$390,679-51%1,632-682$239$54,784,1486Sony / Screen Gems
11Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$311,193-45%1,255-790$248$50,001,9865Fox
12My Soul to Take$253,350-46%1,689-840$150$13,985,7953Universal / Rogue

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Oct. 24 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Alpha and Omega$249,259-20%727-242$343$23,512,8756Lionsgate
2Waiting for 'Superman'$208,448-28%290108$719$3,704,2805Paramount Vantage
3It's Kind of a Funny Story$177,347-39%560-197$317$5,109,1893Focus
4Inception$132,025-39%452155$292$290,381,26415Warner Bros.
5Devil$125,225-58%642-249$195$32,437,9256Universal
6N-Secure$122,803-53%445-41$276$1,964,4772Freestyle
7Stone$104,456-33%11372$924$785,1133Relativity / Overture
8Despicable Me$103,680-38%324-8$320$247,519,95016Universal
9Case 39$102,479-42%721-685$142$12,711,9344Paramount Vantage
10Let Me In$65,286-41%513-698$127$11,621,0844Relativity / Overture
11The Other Guys$62,629-39%303129$207$118,486,41912Sony / Columbia
12Nowhere Boy$62,247-33%2150$290$767,0653Weinstein Company
13Never Let Me Go$55,521-30%178-54$312$2,004,2776Fox Searchlight
14Catfish$46,534-34%13923$335$2,879,7426Universal / Rogue
15Resident Evil: Afterlife$40,843-28%213-225$192$60,001,1247Sony / Screen Gems
16Eat Pray Love$28,969-31%174-129$166$80,467,50411Sony / Columbia
17Takers$26,148-56%150-65$174$57,263,4809Sony / Screen Gems
18Nanny McPhee Returns$23,935-29%150-55$160$28,995,45010Universal
19Salt$19,317-44%125-75$155$118,311,36814Sony / Columbia
20I Want Your Money$11,377-33%172-365$66$390,3522Freestyle

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Oct. 24 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Conviction$88,720-35%5544$1,613$444,2582Fox Searchlight
2Hubble 3D$52,490-23%60-1$875$17,101,89732Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Buried$17,976-19%88-15$204$885,4545Lionsgate
4Under the Sea 3D$14,886-39%160$930$24,577,99389Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Grown Ups$13,939-46%87-27$160$162,001,18618Sony / Columbia
6Lottery Ticket$13,177-52%92-46$143$24,663,55010Warner Bros.
7The American$8,559-37%76-68$113$35,562,1138Focus
8Vampires Suck$7,041-34%54-33$130$36,623,44910Fox
9Machete$7,007-17%0-96--$26,519,9618Fox
10Avatar$5,496-52%9-1$611$760,375,01845Fox
11The Tillman Story$5,392-29%247$225$715,17010Weinstein Company
12Jack Goes Boating$3,313-38%35-14$95$453,5956Relativity / Overture
13I Spit on Your Grave (2010)$2,392-9%8-3$299$83,5593Anchor Bay
14The Concert$1,331-20%5-4$266$646,77114Weinstein Company
15Winter's Bone$877-47%18-16$49$6,200,83620Roadside Attractions
16Piranha 3D$501-58%0-28--$24,979,88410Weinstein Company
17The Disappearance of Alice Creed$425%21$21$166,67112Anchor Bay