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. 28 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 28 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tangled$10,665,154-43%3,603--$2,960$68,706,2981Disney
2Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$9,525,510-49%4,1250$2,309$219,056,1292Warner Bros.
3Burlesque$2,751,495-41%3,037--$906$17,300,2131Sony / Screen Gems
4Megamind$2,465,673-49%3,411-368$723$130,218,9344Paramount / DreamWorks
5Love and Other Drugs$2,052,772-47%2,455--$836$13,901,5321Fox
6Unstoppable (2010)$2,033,887-57%3,183-26$639$60,442,6213Fox
7Faster (2010)$1,827,923-47%2,454--$745$12,002,8401CBS Films
8Due Date$1,394,348-53%2,555-674$546$84,861,0084Warner Bros.
9The Next Three Days$923,052-53%2,5640$360$14,392,0722Lionsgate
10Morning Glory (2010)$733,432-53%2,441-103$300$26,340,5713Paramount
11Skyline$231,855-51%1,189-1694$195$20,215,7903Universal / Rogue

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Nov. 28 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$371,022-45%293185$1,266$4,420,1684Fox Searchlight
2Fair Game (2010)$320,537-51%39610$809$5,958,7974Summit
3Red (2010)$237,466-58%914-1120$260$86,117,4127Summit
4For Colored Girls$235,789-60%605-611$390$36,564,3644Lionsgate
5The Social Network$130,880-56%291-280$450$90,423,9869Sony / Columbia
6Secretariat$121,540-51%501-509$243$57,547,2638Disney
7Despicable Me$74,480-50%266-2$280$249,724,65021Universal
8The Town$63,603-52%318153$200$91,429,62511Warner Bros.
9Easy A$45,564-45%251146$182$57,920,78611Sony / Screen Gems
10Alpha and Omega$39,637-40%228-24$174$25,077,97711Lionsgate
11Paranormal Activity 2$38,940-58%279-822$140$84,105,6616Paramount
12Jackass 3D$30,971-59%183-504$169$116,563,8007Paramount
13Life As We Know It$26,054-62%249-309$105$51,980,0198Warner Bros.
14Saw 3D$23,351-59%145-661$161$45,670,8555Lionsgate
15Inception$21,285-58%144-54$148$292,277,75520Warner Bros.
16Hereafter$17,696-46%202-201$88$32,459,2637Warner Bros.
17Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$16,988-43%130-8$131$54,579,49310Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Nov. 28 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The King's Speech$104,659-21%4--$26,165$355,4501Weinstein Company
2Guzaarish$48,794-39%96-12$508$890,6782UTV
3Hubble 3D$37,930-51%570$665$18,722,35937Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The Nutcracker in 3D$15,994-38%45--$355$87,5391Freestyle Releasing
5Conviction$14,470-56%86-104$168$6,571,0277Fox Searchlight
6Waiting for 'Superman'$14,243-37%69-49$206$6,252,79410Paramount Vantage
7Under the Sea 3D$10,334-50%130$795$24,938,81194Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$8,231-59%90-95$91$52,401,17010Fox
9Stone$4,094-41%23-32$178$1,742,0658Relativity / Overture
10Nowhere Boy$3,562-45%40-20$89$1,422,2778Weinstein Company
11Wild Target$1,606-48%6-1$268$76,4175Freestyle
12Jack Goes Boating$1,386-40%9-9$154$528,84511Relativity / Overture
13Let Me In$1,275-56%31-54$41$12,129,4859Relativity / Overture
14Catfish$1,215-63%9-4$135$3,234,37311Universal / Rogue
15The Tillman Story$824-13%132$63$792,92515Weinstein Company
16Cool It$270-45%1-41$270$57,9503Roadside Attractions
17Winter's Bone$186-21%2-2$93$6,226,36525Roadside Attractions