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 Mon, Dec. 27 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 27 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Little Fockers$8,415,680-26%3,536--$2,380$53,499,4801Universal
2True Grit (2010)$7,145,360-26%3,047--$2,345$43,186,4221Paramount
3TRON: Legacy$6,333,441-16%3,4510$1,835$93,707,1442Disney
4Yogi Bear$3,634,65011%3,5150$1,034$39,546,8312Warner Bros.
5The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$3,485,140-4%3,350-205$1,040$66,082,1703Fox
6Tangled$3,238,43323%2,582-619$1,254$146,933,7565Disney
7Gulliver's Travels (2010)$2,690,583-7%2,546--$1,057$8,998,2741Fox
8Black Swan$2,451,056-8%1,466507$1,672$31,140,1164Fox Searchlight
9The Fighter$2,433,385-17%2,5118$969$29,093,0993Paramount
10The Tourist$1,806,980-17%2,7560$656$42,657,3203Sony / Columbia
11Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$1,437,6713%1,732-1128$830$274,432,3066Warner Bros.
12How Do You Know$1,362,536-8%2,4830$549$16,364,1232Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Dec. 27 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The King's Speech$1,706,653-17%700657$2,438$10,036,3885Weinstein Company
2Megamind$181,56532%764-261$238$142,867,9238Paramount / DreamWorks
3Burlesque$132,970-4%330-1180$403$36,871,4785Sony / Screen Gems
4Due Date$128,637-21%404-753$318$98,449,2068Warner Bros.
5The Social Network$99,963-7%24921$401$92,438,79013Sony / Columbia
6Unstoppable (2010)$96,616-20%393-1481$246$78,608,4757Fox
7Red (2010)$76,081-16%330-109$231$88,967,63411Summit
8127 Hours$72,587-9%115-192$631$9,934,7458Fox Searchlight
9Life As We Know It$52,085-10%248173$210$52,509,65812Warner Bros.
10Tees Maar Khan$48,440-52%108--$449$789,6021UTV Communications
11Despicable Me$47,2859%193-40$245$250,838,93525Universal
12Love and Other Drugs$45,461-2%144-949$316$30,908,5935Fox
13Fair Game (2010)$31,277-20%161-107$194$8,927,1448Summit
14Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$23,1369%158-52$146$55,368,72714Warner Bros.
15Jackass 3D$20,312-22%13787$148$116,982,38511Paramount
16Paranormal Activity 2$16,102-24%145-29$111$84,553,94510Paramount
17Faster (2010)$15,906-41%123-537$129$22,742,6135CBS Films
18Morning Glory (2010)$11,995-10%126-137$95$30,675,0667Paramount
19The Next Three Days$9,185-15%111-250$83$21,061,4786Lionsgate
20Hereafter$7,430-27%128-104$58$32,649,24911Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Dec. 27 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$96,18050%47-9$2,046$19,717,56341Warner Bros. / IMAX
2I Love You Phillip Morris$40,427-36%6919$586$802,7354Roadside Attractions
3Rabbit Hole$28,514-21%3429$839$195,2842Lionsgate
4Somewhere (2010)$27,683-18%7--$3,955$200,6801Focus
5Under the Sea 3D$20,913100%121$1,743$25,160,66098Warner Bros. / IMAX
6The Tempest$8,156-3%14-7$583$197,1223Disney
7Country Strong$8,126-32%2--$4,063$51,9911Sony / Screen Gems
8The Town$6,174-15%62-82$100$92,129,86915Warner Bros.
9For Colored Girls$3,490-4%39-40$89$37,654,3848Lionsgate
10Inception$3,437-2%28-34$123$292,541,08624Warner Bros.
11The Warrior's Way$1,646-5%34-183$48$5,551,3784Relativity Media
12Winter's Bone$333-21%51$67$6,241,94529Roadside Attractions