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, Dec. 5 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Dec. 5 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tangled$6,514,983-35%3,6030$1,808$96,570,8122Disney
2Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$4,770,634-36%4,1250$1,157$244,519,1163Warner Bros.
3Burlesque$1,586,432-38%3,0370$522$26,986,6562Sony / Screen Gems
4Megamind$1,423,656-39%3,173-238$449$136,611,1615Paramount / DreamWorks
5Unstoppable (2010)$1,339,172-51%3,152-31$425$68,762,8644Fox
6Love and Other Drugs$1,328,234-43%2,4583$540$22,574,8872Fox
7Faster (2010)$1,028,672-39%2,47016$416$18,217,7302CBS Films
8Due Date$952,004-48%2,450-105$389$90,882,1385Warner Bros.
9The Warrior's Way$768,017-34%1,622--$474$3,048,6651Relativity Media
10The Next Three Days$610,550-47%2,236-328$273$18,301,9173Lionsgate
11Morning Glory (2010)$383,429-49%2,263-178$169$29,011,4824Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Dec. 5 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$436,717-36%433140$1,009$6,611,7625Fox Searchlight
2Fair Game (2010)$241,289-47%43640$553$7,306,4425Summit
3Red (2010)$171,561-51%779-135$220$87,170,9128Summit
4Skyline$115,600-41%578-611$200$20,955,3954Universal / Rogue
5For Colored Girls$106,063-49%485-120$219$37,252,0235Lionsgate
6The Social Network$97,698-50%260-31$376$90,970,12310Sony / Columbia
7Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$68,812-24%322192$214$54,811,20711Warner Bros.
8Despicable Me$64,400-34%28014$230$250,004,04022Universal
9The Town$51,336-43%3180$161$91,735,51312Warner Bros.
10Easy A$33,564-44%229-22$147$58,128,34512Sony / Screen Gems
11The Nutcracker in 3D$26,45315%11570$230$159,5152Freestyle Releasing
12Jackass 3D$24,979-50%180-3$139$116,733,0288Paramount
13Life As We Know It$24,406-43%208-41$117$52,122,4009Warner Bros.
14Paranormal Activity 2$23,952-46%200-79$120$84,257,4887Paramount
15Conviction$17,409-43%10721$163$6,663,8278Fox Searchlight
16Inception$15,371-50%117-27$131$292,383,90021Warner Bros.
17Hereafter$13,289-41%114-88$117$32,438,0418Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Dec. 5 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Black Swan$484,544-11%18--$26,919$1,443,8091Fox Searchlight
2The King's Speech$101,699-26%62$16,950$807,9732Weinstein Company
3I Love You Phillip Morris$37,405-16%6--$6,234$112,7121Roadside Attractions
4Hubble 3D$30,091-28%570$528$18,945,31838Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Polar Express (2010 re-issue)$26,643-29%15--$1,776$179,4585Warner Bros.
6Guzaarish$17,091-34%58-38$295$989,5273UTV
7Waiting for 'Superman'$11,405-25%8516$134$6,321,43211Paramount Vantage
8Under the Sea 3D$7,569-27%130$582$24,989,64195Warner Bros. / IMAX
9Nowhere Boy$4,998-20%23-17$217$1,445,3669Weinstein Company
10Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$4,618-57%59-31$78$52,437,86211Fox
11Stone$3,725-24%22-1$169$1,761,4379Relativity / Overture
12Wild Target$3,180-39%137$245$91,7346Freestyle
13The Tillman Story$2,061-15%141$147$799,99516Weinstein Company
14Cool It$5853%1514$39$59,9014Roadside Attractions
15Jack Goes Boating$491-39%90$55$533,29012Relativity / Overture
16Let Me In$302-77%0-31--$12,134,42010Relativity / Overture
17Winter's Bone$165-20%20$83$6,228,91026Roadside Attractions