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, Jan. 24 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 24 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1No Strings Attached$1,542,171-63%3,018--$511$21,195,0921Paramount
2The Green Hornet$1,093,442-73%3,5840$305$64,112,2502Sony / Columbia
3The King's Speech$635,465-64%1,680137$378$57,949,3469Weinstein Company
4The Dilemma$573,885-65%2,9433$195$33,320,1102Universal
5True Grit (2010)$543,758-60%3,4645$157$138,507,2775Paramount
6Black Swan$490,969-63%2,40779$204$83,741,3448Fox Searchlight
7The Fighter$320,186-58%2,275-139$141$73,000,9267Paramount
8TRON: Legacy$253,766-71%2,018-421$126$163,460,3776Disney
9Little Fockers$253,215-70%2,979-415$85$141,364,9205Universal
10Yogi Bear$201,003-82%2,510-192$80$88,850,6016Warner Bros.
11Season of the Witch$187,659-66%2,307-520$81$22,376,9903Relativity Media
12Tangled$183,604-79%1,860-188$99$186,540,0299Disney
13Country Strong$148,857-67%1,44117$103$16,993,9095Sony / Screen Gems
14The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$81,787-77%1,135-569$72$100,702,1537Fox
15Gulliver's Travels (2010)$66,058-78%1,100-566$60$40,087,6715Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jan. 24 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Way Back$109,316-57%678--$161$1,328,1831Newmarket Films
2Blue Valentine (2010)$87,948-60%24212$363$4,547,9704Weinstein Company
3Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$70,012-68%725-216$97$291,410,78010Warner Bros.
4The Tourist$65,364-62%875-545$75$65,959,3957Sony / Columbia
5The Company Men$50,696-63%106--$478$741,6301Weinstein Company
6Megamind$35,076-77%320-21$110$146,375,79912Paramount / DreamWorks
7The Social Network$33,566-62%38563$87$95,442,03917Sony / Columbia
8Due Date$21,468-60%275-66$78$100,469,96612Warner Bros.
9Unstoppable (2010)$18,101-62%278-25$65$80,749,45311Fox
10Rabbit Hole$17,923-61%1011$177$1,285,9646Lionsgate
11The Heart Specialist$14,793-64%293-129$50$937,4302Freestyle
12Love and Other Drugs$10,536-56%146-20$72$32,167,3569Fox
13Red (2010)$9,418-55%153-53$62$90,248,34015Summit
14Faster (2010)$6,063-65%10629$57$23,087,7899CBS Films

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jan. 24 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Somewhere (2010)$19,579-63%8330$236$1,326,4755Focus
2Hubble 3D$15,926-49%0-48--$20,855,08045Warner Bros. / IMAX
3127 Hours$12,588-56%69-7$182$11,309,39312Fox Searchlight
4Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries)$11,717-85%78--$150$377,3141UTV Communications
5I Love You Phillip Morris$7,899-58%75-20$105$1,799,4628Roadside Attractions
6Fair Game (2010)$4,071-46%72-7$57$9,380,77712Summit
7Life As We Know It$3,496-68%86-46$41$53,362,46016Warner Bros.
8No One Killed Jessica$1,140-84%28-17$41$429,8313UTV Communications
9Biutiful$1,028-69%4--$257$93,1204Roadside Attractions
10The Warrior's Way$827-58%29-48$29$5,657,6148Relativity Media
11Winter's Bone$580-30%6-1$97$6,271,67033Roadside Attractions
12Summer Wars$426-77%6-3$71$63,7195GKIDS