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, Nov. 14 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 14 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Megamind$8,115,053-39%3,9495$2,055$88,822,6352Paramount / DreamWorks
2Unstoppable (2010)$5,207,312-45%3,207--$1,624$22,688,4571Fox
3Due Date$3,533,668-45%3,36510$1,050$58,897,3082Warner Bros.
4Skyline$2,649,230-38%2,880--$920$11,692,4151Universal / Rogue
5Morning Glory (2010)$2,200,217-44%2,518--$874$11,809,3211Paramount
6For Colored Girls$1,552,682-48%2,1270$730$30,687,4682Lionsgate
7Red (2010)$1,103,289-52%2,878-351$383$79,677,3965Summit
8Saw 3D$674,772-45%1,976-832$341$43,580,3103Lionsgate
9Paranormal Activity 2$617,952-53%2,403-765$257$81,930,6574Paramount
10Secretariat$572,498-41%2,019-595$284$54,747,0376Disney
11Jackass 3D$497,433-48%1,607-558$310$114,643,2665Paramount
12The Social Network$388,526-53%1,088-772$357$87,807,5027Sony / Columbia
13Hereafter$336,220-43%1,691-674$199$31,448,8425Warner Bros.
14Life As We Know It$268,619-54%1,239-711$217$50,754,7296Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Nov. 14 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fair Game (2010)$267,263-44%175129$1,527$1,919,6402Summit
2Conviction$151,507-46%493-179$307$6,022,8235Fox Searchlight
3Despicable Me$101,010-37%273-34$370$248,815,41019Universal
4The Town$96,068-53%375-426$256$90,626,5569Warner Bros.
5Waiting for 'Superman'$59,197-33%204-38$290$5,891,8798Paramount Vantage
6Inception$56,097-45%262-29$214$291,832,59318Warner Bros.
7Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$46,533-37%240-500$194$54,362,5018Warner Bros.
8Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$35,480-49%249-104$142$52,147,7898Fox
9Easy A$34,521-53%197-289$175$57,539,4059Sony / Screen Gems
10The Other Guys$30,164-41%182-53$166$119,219,97815Sony / Columbia
11Takers$26,693-40%176-39$152$57,744,72012Sony / Screen Gems
12Alpha and Omega$23,548-19%123-165$191$24,589,7939Lionsgate
13Nowhere Boy$16,910-45%111-64$152$1,330,9526Weinstein Company
14Let Me In$16,137-29%14348$113$12,067,3977Relativity / Overture
15Devil$14,405-50%120-164$120$33,583,1759Universal
16Case 39$8,799-31%106-51$83$13,248,4777Paramount Vantage

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Nov. 14 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$122,435-31%2218$5,565$811,5282Fox Searchlight
2Hubble 3D$48,547-43%56-4$867$18,078,26035Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Stone$19,692-39%87-22$226$1,640,4966Relativity / Overture
4Under the Sea 3D$13,661-33%140$976$24,795,60692Warner Bros. / IMAX
5It's Kind of a Funny Story$11,225-41%67-134$168$6,309,8746Focus
6Avatar$10,3507%6-3$1,725$760,504,84748Fox
7Cool It$7,894-24%41--$193$26,8471Roadside Attractions
8Never Let Me Go$6,334-45%32-19$198$2,331,3489Fox Searchlight
9Catfish$6,005-42%25-30$240$3,201,2139Universal / Rogue
10N-Secure$2,245-62%20-85$112$2,592,8085Freestyle
11Jack Goes Boating$2,221-57%343$65$512,1839Relativity / Overture
12The Tillman Story$2,089-45%21-3$99$782,60013Weinstein Company
13Wild Target$1,625-54%50$325$54,8203Freestyle
14Winter's Bone$1,0212%100$102$6,040,46323Roadside Attractions
15The Concert$312-54%3-1$104$657,19417Weinstein Company
16Piranha 3D$107-68%82$13$25,002,87213Weinstein Company
17I Spit on Your Grave (2010)$23-87%1-1$23$92,4016Anchor Bay